Centre for Assessment announce courses for legal sector


CFACentre for Assessment has today announced their next set of course dates for July and September 2017.

Managing Risk to Improve PII Options

This half-day workshop will equip delegates with the knowledge and skills to successfully undertake a risk analysis within their own practice and develop remedial actions to mitigate the risks identified.

As the legal indemnity insurance industry continues to be selective in their offers of terms, practices need to thoroughly evaluate and improve their risk profile carefully to ensure they remain insurable in an ever-restrictive marketplace.

For more information on this workshop or to make a booking, please click here.

Dates and venues:

  • 19th July 2017
    • Venue: Workplace, 4th Floor Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU
  • 27th July 2017
    • Venue: Citadines Holborn-Covent Garden, 94-99 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6LF

CQS to Lexcel – Taking the Final Steps

This half-day workshop is specifically designed for firms who are CQS accredited but who are seeking external support and guidance to identify and interpret the remaining requirements of the Lexcel standard whilst gaining practical experience of how to develop and implement those requirements.

This workshop will look in detail at:

  • CQS Core Practice Management Standard review
  • Review of additional requirements to meet the Lexcel standard
  • How the Lexcel scheme operates
  • Overlaps with other quality standards
  • Dealing with internal objections and managing change effectively
  • Key requirements of the seven sections of the standard
  • And much more

For more information on this course or to make a booking, please click here.

Dates and venues:

  • 19th July 2017
    • Venue: Workplace, 4th Floor Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU
  • 27th July 2017
    • Venue: Citadines Holborn-Covent Garden, 94-99 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6LF

Making the Transition from SQM to Lexcel

This half-day workshop is specifically designed for SQM accredited firms who are seeking external support and guidance to identify and interpret the requirements of the Lexcel standard whilst gaining practical experience of how to develop and implement those requirements.

Lexcel is recognised by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) as an alternative to SQM when tendering for a Legal Aid Contract.

This workshop will look in detail at:

  • Requirements of the LAA Specialist Quality Mark standard
  • Review of additional requirements to meet the Lexcel standard
  • How the Lexcel scheme operates
  • Overlaps with other quality standards
  • How to implement the required policies and procedures of each section within your practice
  • And much more

For more information on this course or to make a booking, please click here.

Dates and venues:

  • 7th September 2017
    • Venue: Workplace, 4th Floor Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU
  • 28th September 2017
    • Citadines Holborn-Covent Garden, 94-99 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6LF

Business Plan Writing for Law Firms

‘Fail to plan, Plan to fail’ as cliché as it sounds, it’s true. 

This half-day workshop will allow delegates to undertake a comprehensive business planning project and will produce a robust business plan worthy of external scrutiny.

Having a comprehensive business plan shows the partners have a vision for the future and how they propose to achieve it. A properly considered business plan is invaluable for documenting the future direction of the practice and regular review stops you going off track.

This workshop will look in detail at:

  • Things to consider before commencing your planning project
  • Common business plan mistakes
  • Identifying future objectives
  • Components of your plan
  • Documenting your plan
  • Implementation of your plan
  • And much more

For more information on this course or to make a booking, please click here.

Dates and venues:

  • 7th September 2017
    • Venue: Workplace, 4th Floor Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU
  • 28th September 2017
    • Citadines Holborn-Covent Garden, 94-99 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6LF

A Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing Lexcel

This full-day, interactive course is specifically designed for firms not yet Lexcel accredited but who are seeking external support and guidance to interpret the requirements of the standard whilst gaining practical experience of how to develop and implement those requirements.

This course will look in detail at:

  • How the Lexcel scheme operates
  • Overlaps with other quality standards
  • Dealing with internal objections and managing change effectively
  • Key requirements of the seven sections of the standard
  • How to implement the required policies and procedures of each section within your practice
  • Common problem areas
  • Preparing for assessment
  • Surviving the assessment

It is ideal for those who are preparing for assessment and will equip delegates with the in-depth practical and technical expertise needed to successfully implement policies and procedures that are required before the assessment.

For more information on this course or to make a booking, please click here.

Dates and venues:

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