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Masterclass 6 UpdateInformation
SRA Competency A
'I came here to learn more about the role of COLP as I have only recently taken on the role. This was the perfect crash course that I needed'

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This comprehensive and practical interactive one day course is designed to tackle all the responsibilities attached to the vital role of the Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP). This key position is critical in ensuring that the firm meets its regulatory obligations under the SRA Handbook. How can the COLP best tackle their duties?

  • What are the risks and responsibilities?
  • What does the COLP have to do in practice?
  • Can the COLP face personal liability?
  • What impact will the SRA Standards and Regulations have post 25 November 2019?

Aimed at COLPs, Partners, Risk and Compliance Managers and those involved in a compliance role this course addresses all aspects of the specific obligations attached to the COLP function.

It includes case studies, exercises and guidance on the role and responsibilities of the COLP and will cover the following:

  • The SRA approach under Firm Based Regulation
  • Current regulatory obligations - Authorisation Rule 8
  • The responsibilities of the COLP
  • Future obligations under the SRA Standards and Regulations (STaR)
  • Key chapters in the Code of Conduct 2011 and STaR comparison
  • Chapter 1 - Client Care
  • Chapter 7 - Business Management
  • Chapter 10 - You and Your Regulator
  • Developing Compliance plans
  • Assessing risk and preparing a Risk Register
  • Training and the SRA Competency Statement
  • Dealing with undertakings
  • Anti-Money Laundering and 2017 Regulations
  • Data security and protection
  • File reviews
  • Conflicts and confidentiality
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Outsourcing
  • Business continuity
  • Referrals and introductions
  • Transparency Rules
  • Insurance Distribution
  • Monitoring and recording breaches
  • Notifying the SRA and corrective action
  • Scenarios and dilemmas
  • Summary

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