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ICA Advanced Certificate in Legal Compliance

Course level : Intermediate

The workload and complexity of issues encountered by law firm compliance officers and managers is increasing daily as a result of both the regulatory regime and the increasingly dynamic nature of the legal services business and the risk scenarios which arise as a consequence.

This certification designed by legal compliance practitioners provides a comprehensive overview of the legal regulatory environment, the role of compliance professionals, their functions and position within the regulatory regime and their relationship with the business and other members of the firm. Understand the threat and mitigate the risk with the ICA Advanced Certificate in Legal Compliance.

  • The regulatory environment, including the role and powers of the Legal Services Board (LSB) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
  • The style and features of regulation of legal practice
  • The role and responsibilities of the compliance function within legal practice in England and Wales, including the designated Compliance Officer roles, including COLPs, and the skills needed to successfully discharge these
  • The issues to be considered in developing compliance policies and procedures
  • A variety of core pieces of legislation which are relevant to the compliance function
  • The key regulatory principles from the SRA, including Codes and Accounts Rules
  • Key risk areas, including money laundering, cybercrime, bribery and corruption, data protection loss and financial services regulation
  • Best practice risk management techniques
  • Six month course assessed by two written assignments (2,000 – 2,500 words)
  • All course materials are delivered via our online learning platform
  • There are two accompanying face to face workshops (where applicable) or two virtual classrooms throughout the course designed to really bring the subject matter to life, help you share ideas with subject matter experts and peers, and provide you with guidance on your assignments
  • We recommend that you study 6 - 8 hours per week

We have full syllabi available for all of our qualifications. Click here to download a syllabus.

Anyone in a compliance or risk management role within a law firm or legal services business in England and Wales and, in particular:

  • Compliance Officers for Legal Practice (COLPs)
  • Risk Managers
  • Compliance Managers, Officers, Associates and Analysts
  • Compliance Officers for Financial Administration (COFA)
  • Staff whose job role includes legal compliance responsibilities

This Advanced Certificate is open to anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in the discipline. However, the content of the programme requires students to possess:

  • Sound educational background
  • Good written English skills

In order to study any ICA course you will need to become a member of ICA. If you're not currently a member of the ICA, membership will be added to your basket during checkout. 

The cost of membership for the period of study is £102/€120/US$140 and it will be activated at the same time as your course commences.

You can choose to pay for your course either through a one-off payment or through installments over four months. 

If you choose to pay via installments, the first payment is payable upon enrollment and then monthly thereafter. Payment can be made by credit card, bankers draft/cheque or via a wire transfer (bank details available on request). We are happy to take credit card details over the phone if for security reasons you would prefer not to send them electronically or in the post.

Our courses are split into Introductory, Specialist, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert levels to ensure our students study topics relevant to their experience and role.

This course is Intermediate and is designed for those new to the discipline or in a junior role who want to enhance their knowledge & skills.

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