Banks, funders and insurers, to name but a few external stakeholders are increasingly looking for evidence of robust business planning and sustainability of a practice. Lexcel provides the perfect non-prescriptive framework for building and maintaining a profitable, efficient and well-managed practice and attaining Lexcel accreditation goes a long way to providing that evidenc
This course 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.
Attending this course will equip you with the in-depth practical and technical expertise needed to successfully and swiftly implement policies and procedures to allow you to proceed to assessment.
This course will cover the following:
The session will look in detail at;
• CQS Core Practice Management Standard review
• Review of additional requirements to meet the Lexcel
• How the Lexcel scheme operates
• Overlaps with other quality standards
• Dealing with internal objections and managing change
• Key requirements of the seven sections of the standard
• How to implement the required policies and procedures of
each section of your practice.
• Common problem areas
• Preparing for assessment
• Surviving the assessment
• Contributing to learning and development in the practice
This course is ideal for legal professionals who currently hold a CQS accreditation but are beginning or are in the process of transitioning to the Lexcel practice management standard.
Tracy Thompson - Business Management Consultant, Tracy Thompson Associates
Tracy has spent over two decades in the legal profession, most recently as managing partner of a Merseyside multi-disciplinary practice. As a Law Society Lexcel Assessor and Consultant, Tracy has been advising on the practice management standard since 2010 and is passionate about the benefit Lexcel accreditation brings to a legal practice. Her enthusiasm for the standard was acknowledged by her appointment to the Law Society Lexcel panel in August 2013.
14th February 2019
9.30 am to 12.30 pm