ICA Advanced Certificate in Legal Compliance

Overview

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.

The introduction of the role of the Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP) and Compliance Officer for Financial Administration (COFA) in law firms has focussed attention on the ever increasing need within firms to comply with requisite regulation and best practice and to ensure that their staff are appropriately trained.

This certificated programme 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.

This qualification is awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester.

Who is this course suitable for?

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

 

What will you study?

  • 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

 

Entry requirements

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

  • Sound educational background
  • Good written English skills
  • Experience of (or aspiring to) working in a legal environment 



How will you be assessed?

  • Two 2,000-2,500 word assignments

 

Membership of ICA

In order to study any ICA course you will need to become a member of ICA

 

 

What does it cost?

ICA Membership Fee £102
Course Fee** £1725 (+VAT)

 

 

 

 

All costs are (+ VAT or local taxes if applicable). 

**Students currently residing in certain low GDP countries receive a 15% discount on this fee. View list of applicable countries here. This price may differ in countries where the course is priced in local currency. 

 

Download syllabus here

Download qualifications framework here

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When and where can I study?

Visit International Compliance Training's website, our dedicated training partner, for information on the locations and dates for this course. If you are a member of STEP please fill in this enrolment form and send back to ict@int-comp.com to ensure you receive your 15% discount.  

Bill Howarth, ICA President, talks about the Advanced Certificate in Legal Compliance

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