Courses for lawyers

COFA update 2020


With the new SRA Accounts Rules now in place, and the SRA Resources to supplement them, the role of the COFA in a law firm has been enhanced.

This course looks at the COFA’s role and how it’s changing as the new Rules continue to make their presence felt.



As a result of attending the course, you will:

  • understand the new role of the COFA
  • be introduced to the new Accounts Rules as relevant to the role of the COFA


This session will look at the following topics:

  • Who can be a COFA?
  • What is the role of the COFA?
    • Finance generally
    • Financial viability of the business
  • Accounts Rules – monitoring and supervision; reporting
  • Wider issues
  • SRA Checklists that ought to be maintained
  • Statutory obligations
    • Notification
    • Absences
    • Monitoring
    • Reporting
    • Replacement
  • Inter-relationship with the Reporting Accountant in the light of recent rule changes

Face-to-face and virtual classes


To suit your requirements (1-6 hours)


All staff


Trevor Hellawell

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