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In a complex environment, SSB Compliance makes it easy

Business Structure Support

How you structure your firm is one of the most important decisions you will make for your business. We can help you decide what is the best structure to support your business goals and then help you implement those changes.

New Firm Setup

Having completed many, many New Firm Setups over the years, SSB Compliance have the expertise to guide, coach and advise you through the process. Without exception, all our New Firm Setups have been successfully approved by the SRA, so you can be confident yours will too. 

SSB Compliance will:

  • Conduct an initial meeting to discuss your requirements and agree a plan, timescale and fixed fee (letter of authority);
  • Check your choice of entity name is available and permission given if required;
  • Provide support in obtaining suitable PII quotes (if required);
  • Complete the relevant SRA application(s) and compile all supporting documents;
  • Deliver COLP & COFA training, Common Accounts Rules Pitfalls training face to face;
  • Provide contact for Management stage 2 training( if required);
  • Liaise with the SRA throughout the process in order to conclude the matter within agreed timescales;
  • Provide a full office procedures manual to current Lexcel standard with all supporting policies etc. (Subject to scope of retainer);
  • Provide template client care letters, terms of business etc. Provide website terms of business and regulatory information;
  • Provide on-going support up to 12 months from commencing project

ABS Applications

Our experienced team can quickly advise on your ABS proposal and put together a solid SRA application. We know exactly what the regulator is looking for and can deliver it for you: SSB Compliance guarantees that we will obtain an ABS status for your firm.

To achieve this we will:

  • Conduct an initial meeting to discuss your requirements and agree a plan, timescale and fixed fee (letter of authority)
  • Check your choice of entity name is available and permission given if required
  • Provide support in obtaining suitable PII quotes
  • Complete the relevant SRA application(s) and compile all supporting documents
  • Deliver COLP & COFA training & Common Accounts Rules Pitfalls training
  • Provide contact for Management stage 2 training( if required)
  • Liaise with the SRA throughout the process in order to conclude the matter within agreed timescales
  • Provide a full office procedures manual to current Lexcel standard with all supporting policies etc
  • Provide template client care letters, terms of business etc
  • Provide website terms of business and regulatory information
  • Provide on-going support up to 12 months from commencing project (subject to retainer)

Accreditations

SRA accreditations are essential for the effective running of a modern law firm. SSB Compliance will help you obtain the neccessary accreditations and, once you have them, ensure you maintain them.

Lexel

The team at SSB Compliance have an abundance of experience and knowledge. We'll ensure a smooth path for your practice to achieve Lexcel accreditation. SSB Compliance's Experts will guide, coach and navigate you through the entire process, with the minimum of fuss.

We will make the journey an experience of learning and appreciation. Our Experts will compile, draft and help implement all the required plans, policies and procedures needed to achieve Lexcel accreditation.

To help develop a consistent approach for delivering services to your clients, we'll work with you to produce a structured framework of risk management procedures. These will help deliver a better experience to your clients and, over time, will increase client retention as well as new business.

Once you have embraced the Lexcel experience, you will feel completely in control of your business and confident in meeting any new challenge your practice might face.

Legal Aid Firms – Lexcel is an accepted quality standard instead of obtaining the SQM (Specialist Quality Mark).

CQS

Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) is the Law Society’s quality standard for residential conveyancing practices, and is a pre-requisite to obtaining panel membership.

With CQS your business will achieve core practice management standards, and establish a level of credibility with lenders, insurers and clients. The Scheme is designed to assist in deterring fraud, improving competence and client service, and raising standards within legal practices.

SSB Compliance will ensure that gaining membership of CQS is as straight forward and simple as possible. We will  make certain that your practice competence and excellence are recognised. 

SSB Compliance will assist you with the application in the following ways:

  • Completion of the application form
  • Arranging and organising the compiling of the personnel forms and obtaining relevant staff
  • ID Compiling all required supporting documents
  • Providing all the required policies and procedures to meet the standard
  • Answering any questions or queries received from the CQS team
  • Coach, advise and support you through the whole process

WIQS

SSB Compliance can assist you and your practice to achieve and maintain the Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) accreditation. The WIQS provides practices with a quality standard for Wills, Probate and Estate administration.

SSB Compliance will guide, coach and advise you through the application process and supply the relevant documentation in order to submit an application for the standard.

Training

A culture of continuous learning and development is essential to ensuring that a culture of quality and compliance is embedded within your firm and providing training for your staff is an essential part of complying with the SRA’s Standards and Regulations.

On-line Training Support

SSB Compliance offers access to an extensive range of training courses and webinars. Whether you require specific practice training or something more general, we've got you covered.

Our online training service is available to both retained and project clients; whether it's continuous training or one-off support. Our training suits legal professionals of all levels, and you'll receive a dedicated support team to assist you wherever necessary.

You will be able to obtain instant access to the course and have full notes available 24 hours a day. Your access to each course will remain open for 12 months. 

All training courses are frequently updated so as to remain up to date and relevant. The training, provided through our associated specialist provider, is substantially discounted. 

In-House Training

Sometimes on-line training just does not cut the mustard; you need a live, experienced trainer to understand the specific requirements of your practice. SSB Compliance’s professional trainers will work with you to devise bespoke training courses tailored to your firm’s needs, which can be delivered at locations to suit you.

Legal Compliance Support

The team at SSB Compliance have extensive knowledge and take a practical approach to supporting your business. The stress of a constantly changing regulatory environment can feel overwhelming at times. With SSB Compliance you can relax, safe in the knowledge that you and your firm remain compliant

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Many law firms do not understand the professional and financial risk that they are putting their businesses in by failing to understand and implement their regulatory requirements.

At SSB Compliance we provide solutions that tackle these issues, leaving lawyers to get on with their day job safe in the knowledge that their backs are covered."

Wesley Bower - CEO SSB Compliance.

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