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COLP update 2020


Compliance officers have always had a tough job. A senior role in any law firm, the COLP has always been seen as part CEO / part “Police Commissioner”. But practice has not always followed the hype.

The new SRA Standards & Regulations, and the accompanying SRA Resources, clearly enhance the role.

This course covers all the key duties and risks for COLPs and their teams.


This course will look at the COLP’s current role and how it will change in 2020 as the new Rules continue to make their presence felt.


  • This session will look at the following topics:
    • Who can be a COLP?
    • What is the role of the COLP?
      • Compliance, complaints, confessions and competence
      • Risk Management generally
      • Liaison with the regulator(s)
    • Codes of Conduct – monitoring and supervision
    • Codes of Conduct - reporting
    • Wider issues – business and practice management
    • What to look for - common problems and errors
    • Statutory obligations
      • Notification
      • Absences
      • Monitoring
      • Reporting
      • Replacement
    • What to look for - marketing, competition and competence

Face-to-face / virtual classes / e-learning


To suit your requirements


COLPs and their teams

Fee earners and support staff


Trevor Hellawell

To discuss how we can help call Peter Kinch on 0114 273 8300.