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A Guide to Peer Review - Crime (Warrington)

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The Halliwell Jones Stadium

Mike Gregory Way

WA2 7NE

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DG Legal is pleased to offer this half day course about the Legal Aid Agency's (LAA's) approach to Peer Review
(PR) in Crime.

The LAA has decided to Peer Review all crime firms over a two year period. We are noticing a spike in firms receiving a rating of '4' - below competence.

This will provide an invaluable insight into the way that Peer Reviewers conduct the audit.

The courses will cover various areas including:
• An overview of the PR process
• Why the LAA are stepping up Peer Reviews
• The scoring system
• What Peer Reviewers look for
• Examples of good practice
• Examples of poor practice
• Specimen client care letters, proformas and forms
• Tips and pitfalls to avoid

Influenced by the experience of ex-Senior Peer Reviewers we aim for providers to be in the best position possible by increasing their knowledge and skills in relation to the PR audit process.


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Geoff Bell, Senior Partner, Stevens Solicitors
Geoff trained and qualified as a magistrates’ court clerk before joining Stevens Solicitors in Stoke on Trent in
1989. He became the Senior/Managing Partner in 2001 and the practice has grown to become one of the largest
criminal defence practices in the country. Geoff was appointed as a Peer Reviewer in crime in 2004 and thereafter was appointed a senior panel member, reviewing and validating the work of other peer reviewers and actively involved in peer reviewer training. During his 12 years as a peer reviewer, he has carried out and validated very many reports

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. In particular, he has assisted numerous firms in preparing for peer review audits and in successfully challenging results.


This course is designed for Crime Practitioners. We are also running half day courses for Family practitioners.

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