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Outsourcing for Solicitors

Data Law Limited


£60 inc VAT
Or £20.00/mo. for 3 months...
Study method
Online, self-paced
1 hour
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Understand the regulatory considerations involved when outsourcing e.g. managing your business and client’s interests, confidentiality, conflicts of interest and equality and diversity
  • • Know how to prepare the request for proposal (RFP) and subsequent written agreement
  • • Recognise when it is appropriate to propose a pilot or test project with suppliers
  • • Feel confident when managing supplies in respect of defining expectations, monitoring the work completed, delivering progress reports and managing change as it occurs

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for managers, partners, HR and practice managers


Outsourcing may be considered for a variety of reasons including holidays, maternity leave and long-term illness. This course will examine why you may want to outsource and the over-riding principles of the SRA including risk assessments when using suppliers in this way.

During this course experienced lecturer Sue Edwards will consider the following topics:

  • Why outsource? What can be outsourced? How will this affect your business practice?
  • SRA professional considerations and risk assessment
  • Selecting suppliers and the issues to consider e.g. the risks involved, how much you can afford to spend
  • Locating and informally/formally approaching outsourced suppliers
  • Managing suppliers

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What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

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