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Solicitors Office Manual – new edition

Solicitors OPM Cover

Hundreds of law firms in private practice have used ‘The Solicitors Office Procedures Manual’ to update or replace their existing office manuals since it was published in 2009. The second edition is now available and has been fully updated so that it complies with:

  • The SRA Code of Conduct
  • Lexcel 6
  • CQS procedures (section G)
  • Law Society’s Core Practice Management Standards
  • Specialist quality Mark 2014
  • Legal Aid Agency Contract requirements

There is also a version of ‘The Solicitors Office Procedures Manual’ which has been adapted to the needs of sole practitioners.

To purchase a copy of either version, visit the SOPM website.

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Family tender – Law Society Lexcel timetable

This is relevant to the  many firms we know are preparing for Lexcel accreditation and are also submitting bids for new Family contracts with the Legal Services Commission.

The Law Society has published the timetable for Lexcel accreditation, in time to meet the LSC’s deadline of accreditation confirmed by August 2012. The Law Society stresses that this timetable will be strictly enforced.


03 October Close for initial applications form submissions
18 November Initial application decision deadline
1 February Family contracts start
28 February Initial assessment visit deadline
31 May All corrective action received
31 July Final decision on accreditation issued


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