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Risk and Compliance Service

Member benefits

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As a member, your firm will gain access to a full suite of services, including:

COLPs and COFAs ‘safe harbour’ advice service

The Risk and Compliance Service  has a advice service dedicated to compliance officers for legal practice (COLPs) and compliance officers for finance and administration (COFAs).

If you are a COLP or COFA and you need advice on whether incidents of non-compliance amount to material breaches. You can submit your enquiry to the Risk and Compliance Service, and the Law Society will stand behind the advice that is provided to you.

This service is free to members of the Risk and Compliance Service.

For more information or to submit an enquiry please email with ‘COLP/COFA query’ in the subject line.

Risk and compliance consultancy services

These services have additional cost and include:

  • compliance diagnostic reviews
  • COLP and COFA coaching and advisory sessions
  • outcomes-focused regulation training
  • client care and complaints handling
  • annual risk assessment and compliance audits
  • pre-SRA visit checks and guidance
  • Lexcel gap analysis
  • anti-money laundering training (AML)

See our consultancy services page for more details.

The risk and compliance e-newsletter

A monthly email with the latest information on regulatory and compliance issues and details of events and support available to you as a member. The e-newsletter features regular submissions from key experts and practitioners in risk and compliance.

Legal Compliance Bulletin

20 per cent discount on subscription to our highly-regarded compliance publication.

Law Society publications

20 per cent discount on several relevant titles.

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Benefits of Membership*

As a Law Society Risk and Compliance Service member, you will receive

  • A monthly Risk and Compliance e-newsletter, dealing with the latest regulatory and compliance issues
  • Access to the Law Society's 'Safe Harbour' initiative, providing guidance to compliance officers on the materiality of a breach
  • Access to four free webinars
  • Inclusive podcasts on current compliance topics

As well as:

  • 20 per cent discount on subscriptions to the Legal Compliance Bulletin
  • 20 per cent discount on relevant Law Society publications

* See Service terms and conditions

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