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Solicitors Office Manual – new edition

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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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SQM updated

The LSC has recently uploaded a revised SQM and guidance onto its website. There is also a guide to the areas that have been updated. The current version is now the one dated May 2012.

The changes are relatively minor, updating terminology and bringing the SQM equality and diversity requirements into line with those in the contract. You will need to take them into account next time you review your office manual.

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