Conveyancing Quality Standard Training

The assessment process and demonstrating compliance

The Conveyancing Quality Standards has gone through some changes with the introduction of both desk top and on-site assessments to ensure a more robust assessment process and drive quality through the practice of conveyancing.

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Overview

The Conveyancing Quality Standards has gone through some changes with the introduction of both desk top and on-site assessments to ensure a more robust assessment process and drive quality through the practice of conveyancing.

How will this affect Conveyancing firms?

If you currently hold CQS accreditation you may be selected for an on-site assessment, during which you will be required to demonstrate compliance with the CQS scheme

What will the assessment involve?

The assessment will be both technical and qualitive, requiring your practice to evidence the core practice management standards and The Law Society Conveyancing Protocol through your management and conduct of your conveyancing department and files.

Who should attend?

The training session is aimed at practices that are currently or working towards CQS accreditation, specifically Heads of Conveyancing, SRO and those responsible for the preparations.

What will be covered in the session?

The aim of the session is to equip you with practical and technical expertise to assist you in implementing policies and procedures to enable you to demonstrate compliance.
The session will include:

• Changes to the CQS scheme
• The assessment process
• Demonstrating compliance with the Standard
• Key requirements of the Core Practice Management Standard (CPMS)
• Implementing the required policies and procedures of CQS within your practice
• Key areas of The Law Society Conveyancing Protocol (6th Edition)
• How CQS overlaps with other quality Standards

Trainer Biography:

Tracy Thompson is a property lawyer who has spent over two decades in the legal profession, most recently as managing partner of a Merseyside multi-disciplinary practice. Her hands-on approach to management gives her a unique perspective of the many challenges facing law firms today.

Tracy possesses a diverse mix of skills and is highly experienced in operational management and business strategy, which has led her to becoming Law Society accredited Lexcel Consultant and a Lexcel Assessor for both the England & Wales standard, and the International standard. Tracy has recently been appointed Lead Assessor for the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Her passion for quality led practice management and the benefits of Lexcel saw her appointed to the Law Society Lexcel Panel in 2013.

Course information

Location: The Work Place, Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU

Dates: Monday 27th January 2020 & Wednesday 26th February

Times: Registration 1pm/Training 1:30 – 4:30 PM

Cost: £210 PP

In-house training is also available on request.

If you would like to know more about the CQS Training, please do not hesitate in contacting us. We'll be happy to talk you through the training in more detail and why this is essential to CQS holders.

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