The Conveyancing Quality Scheme - The Latest Compliance Guidelines
At the end of March, The Law Society announced on-site CQS assessments will be commencing from 1st May 2022 and CQS accredited firms should be ‘assessment ready’ by this date.
New 2022 core practice management standards have also been published by The Law Society, and CQS accredited firms are expected to be following these in practice and be able to demonstrate compliance with these new standards from 1st May.
It is therefore imperative that CQS practices take the time to review their documented policies and procedures to ensure that they comply with the new core practice management standard as they will be required to provide key policies to The Law Society within two weeks of their notification of being selected for assessment.
The assessment will be both technical and qualitative and will require CQS accredited firms to demonstrate compliance with the CQS scheme throughout the conveyancing department, including the ability to evidence the Core Practice Management Standard requirements and the Law Society Conveyancing Protocol requirements through your conduct of conveyancing files.
The CQS scheme rules are intended to be a working document with updates being made as required following changes to the standard, new relevant legislation and suggested best practice.
During this webinar, CQS Lead Assessor Tracy Thompson will provide an insight to conveyancing practices of the most up to date updates to the CQS scheme and will identify to practices particular areas of difficulty in demonstrating compliance for firms as identified during the CQS assessment pilot.
This webinar is specifically designed for firms who are already CQS accredited and those firms who are currently working towards attaining accreditation.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- Changes to the CQS Scheme Rules
- The assessment process and possible outcomes
- CQS overlap with other quality standards
- Common assessment issues
- Key requirements of the up to date version of the Core Practice Management Standard (CPMS)
- Key areas of The Law Society Conveyancing Protocol (Current Edition)
This webinar was recorded on 3rd May 2022
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