New and Merged Firms
If you have recently set up in practice or merged with another firm, now is a good time to have a regulatory health-check to ensure that your firm develops good habits from the outset. New firms are often visited by the SRA and can benefit significantly from an external viewpoint to ensure that compliant systems and procedures are in place and to prepare for their first visit.
Merged firms present their own particular problems in bringing together a different set of policies and procedures. Typically one firm might have attained a quality standard but the other has not. Changing the office manual is the easy part but changing habits and behaviour is more difficult and can require a more sustained effort on the part of all staff to ensure that a merged firm becomes truly cohesive in terms of its strategy and operational management. Quality & Compliance Legal can give project support and guidance to ensure that your new working relationship becomes productive and healthy as quickly as possible.