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A Guide to Legal Aid Agency Auditing - Civil (Warrington)
Tue 13 June 2017, 10:00 – 13:00 BST
DG Legal is pleased to offer a half-day course on the LAA’s approach to auditing providers, which will provide an invaluable insight into the way the LAA handles contract management and auditing activities. This course is designed for Civil providers. Separate courses are being run for Crime providers.
The course will cover the types of management information the LAA hold about your firm; how this is interpreted and risk-assessed by Contract Managers, and then used as a basis for deciding how and what to audit.
The course will also provide practical advice on common errors made by providers and how to avoid them, together with updates on any recent changes. This includes the new initiative which may see your firm charged for additional audit activity resulting from any errors that you may have made.
- LAA Approach to auditing
- Use of management information in risk assessment
- Types of Audits and when they might be called
- Common errors and how to avoid them
- What happens when you make an error?
- When might you be charged for further auditing
Steve Keeling, Consultant, DG Legal. Steve has recently joined DG Legal, having left the Legal Aid Agency in August 2016. In his 17 years at the LAA, he has worked in the audit team as both auditor and manager, and has been a Contract Manager for several years. Steve will bring important insights into the way the LAA thinks about provider and contract management, and will provide useful information on how to best prepare for audit activity.
David Gilmore, Director, DG Legal - David has been funded by a wide range of local and national organisations including the Law Society, the Legal Services Commission (now the LAA), the Ministry of Justice, Citizens Advice, Advice UK, LAPG, Comic Relief and the Baring Foundation. He has also provided advice and assistance to hundreds of law firms and other legal organisations. He delivers specialist consultancy and training on a wide range of topics including regulatory compliance, business management and strategy, tendering and quality assurance. In addition to leading DG Legal, David founded Legal Voice, an electronic magazine about Access to Justice & legal aid.