What our clients say

We have assisted and advised hundreds of law firms – from sole practitioners

and traditional high street firms to city firms, multinationals, ABSs as well as

PI insurers and brokers. See what they have to say.

We have worked with Legal Compliance Services on a number of different compliance projects and have always been impressed with their knowledge, expertise and practical approach. We understand that all their consultants are qualified solicitors as well as former SRA compliance experts, and we have found all of them extremely professional and down to earth. Richard and his team have years of experience at conducting file reviews in a thorough yet efficient manner. Their practical and constructive advice has really helped us improve our internal processes. Andrew’s understanding of accounts systems and controls is second to none. He worked closely with our accounts department who have really appreciated his training, ongoing support and the systems he has put in place for them. Andrew has also done some extremely useful due diligence work for us when we acquired a local firm. He attended their premises and examined all relevant areas, checked accounts, ledgers and balances, looked in detail at the firm’s financial viability and highlighted any areas of concern.

Suzanne Lee
Partner, mfg Solicitors LLP

Richard was instrumental in helping us get SRA approval and guided us through the extremely complicated SRA forms, he is quick to respond and extremely knowledgeable in his field. I would not hesitate in recommending him to law firms needing an expert in compliance.

Eliot Hibbert
Managing Director, Nexa Law

We had a most successful Anti-Money Laundering Seminar yesterday, thanks to Andrew’s excellent presentation, which resonated very powerfully with the attendees. Partners and MLROs commented that they found Andrew to be a very engaging presenter, great to listen to and take advice from and appreciated the information and practical guidance.

Calum McLean
Senior Risk Manager, QBE European Operations

As a co-owner of a law firm, there is a large amount of responsibility relating to compliance, which can be overwhelming.   Legal Compliance Services, reviewed all of our compliance, updated our documents and provided templates and guidance to ensure we were doing everything correctly. LCS provided training to our firm and have continued to assist us with any questions that require extra thought.  I have found LCS to be extremely helpful, approachable and experts in the field.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them for all your compliance needs.

Paula Hebberd
Director, Woodstock Property Law

It is reassuring to know that the team at Legal Compliance Services are always ready to assist, especially when it comes to the more complex compliance issues.

Justyn McIlhinney
Partner, Temple Bright

When we began our journey into starting our own law firm, we were soon completely overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork and regulations. We came across Legal Compliance Services by chance and it turned out to be the best move we have ever made. Richard Robinson took us through all the procedures and form filling and ‘held our hand’ throughout the process which went extremely smoothly and our application was approved without any major incidents. Since then, we have instructed LCS on an ongoing basis to assist us with our compliance and auditing needs and this has turned out to be the second best move we have made. LCS are always available to take a call or answer an email and their price structure is more than reasonable and fantastic value for money. Having LCS in our camp has made our working lives so much easier and I would thoroughly recommend them to new firms and existing firms alike.

Paul Coleman
Director, Foster & Coleman

We are delighted to have received our authorisation to practice as an alternative business structure – something we couldn’t have achieved without Richard and his team. It’s been great to have them at our side to guide us and smooth the path. It’s been a pleasure to work with them every step of the way. Richard put us in touch with his contacts in the insurance world to arrange PII cover and assisted with the completion of the application forms. He took care of the SRA application process, completed all the forms and liaised with the authorisation team on our behalf, responded to queries and progressed the application through the system. Richard has put together a set of bespoke compliance systems, policies and procedures for our team to use. We look forward to working with Richard and his team in future.

Gary Verschuur
Managing Director, FindMyClaims.com

I can always rely on Legal Compliance Services to provide comprehensive and pragmatic advice to any ethics/compliance question or quandary. Sarah is so quick and thorough with her responses, even with more complex or unusual issues. On top of this, LCS has such a friendly and approachable team. We really feel in safe hands navigating and managing the multitude of regulations and risks associated with operating a multi-service law firm with the support from LCS. I highly recommend LCS to any law firm, new or existing, even to those who think they don’t need additional compliance support!

Lauren Blake
Ethics and Compliance Manager, Lightfoots Solicitors

Legal Compliance Services came highly recommended to us and quickly became an invaluable source of advice for any regulatory compliance matters. As qualified solicitors, Richard and his team have a sound commercial understanding and with their SRA background also know what the regulator is looking for. They take a detailed and thorough approach to compliance whilst being refreshingly down to earth and full of common sense.

Andrew Smith
Director, McDermott Smith Law

Legal Compliance Services has been providing me support since I started my own law firm and we have grown with them. We have managed to remain fully compliant with very little effort and if we have a compliance issue we have an expert to pick the phone up to. Compliance puts a lot of people off starting their own firms but it is so easy and not expensive if you just get the correct support. I can highly recommend Richard Robinson and his team at Legal Compliance Services.

Kim Teichmann
Partner and Founder, KT Construction Law

In today’s legal environment it is vital to have specialist assistance in compliance as it is at the core of our business. Richard and his team provide focussed practical guidance and advice. They are very responsive and are outcomes focused. They understand the commercial environment that we are operating in and advise accordingly.

Ian Pearl
Partner, OGR Stock Denton

I wanted to let you know that we passed our Lexcel assessment with absolute flying colours! The assessor said that our GDPR obligations and Office Manual amendments were ‘head and shoulders’ above any other law firm he had seen since November when the new version came into force! So thank you, again, Jonathan. I really don’t know what we would do without you!

Nicola Singleton
Practice Manager, Francis Wilks & Jones

We have been working with Legal Compliance Services since 2012, and when Andrew offered to help us with the recruitment of a trainee solicitor, we didn’t hesitate to get him involved. Andrew knows and understands our firm and we trusted him completely to help us find the right person to complement our team. He prepared and arranged the advertising for us and reviewed around eighty applications. He liaised with the candidates and conducted two days of first-round interviews at our offices. He then supplied us with a shortlist of seven candidates including their applications and first-round interview questions and scoring sheets. We were so impressed with the quality of the candidates that we decided to offer training contracts to two of them.

Mike Ingamells
Partner, Grove Tompkins Bosworth

The team at the Legal Compliance have always be knowledgeable, prompt and friendly. They have been able to help us manage the day to day compliance requirements of private practice as well changes in regulation.

Joseph Mullis
Director, WSP Solicitors

We attended several training courses on compliance, as we were keen to understand all of our COLP and COFA obligations. However, at the conclusion of the courses, we still felt as though we were in a wilderness and that, although we were better informed, we hadn’t been shown what we actually needed to do in order to achieve compliance. We therefore decided to contact Jonathan Fidler of LCS and he has helped us tremendously, by showing us in a comprehensible way how to achieve compliance in all areas of our firm’s work. We now feel we have clarity, and we intend to continue to obtain guidance and support from Jonathan and his colleagues at LCS to ensure we remain up-to-speed in the future.

John Ferguson
Partner, Elliots Bond & Banbury

Thank you for your email and your very detailed explanation and guidance. I have to admit, all I can say is that dealing with you and your firm has always been an absolute delight and your ability to provide assistance on all matters is second to none!

Michael Wadsworth
Director, Wadsworths Solicitors

We have now received our Lexcel report and I am delighted to say with thanks to LCS we passed with flying colours! In fact we received 23 areas of outstanding business the most FWJ have ever had! So a massive thank you to you and your team for helping get this amazing result, I am delighted.

Nicola Singleton
Practice Manager, Francis Wilks & Jones

I would certainly recommend the services of Legal Compliance Services to any law firm who appreciates the sound guidance of those in the know. I came across the company earlier this year and from the initial telephone call I was put at ease and dealt with promptly. I received excellent bespoke advice from Sarah which saved me a huge amount of time and I was informed of the timescales and costs at the outset. Running a legal practice is not always easy but with the right guidance and assistance it certainly does not need to be difficult.

Elizabeth Dyson
Principal Solicitor, Keith Dyson Solicitors

All solicitors are concerned about compliance issues. We had a full ‘health check’ carried out by Jonathan Fidler of Legal Compliance Services and were extremely pleased with the efficient, helpful and friendly way he dealt with matters. We have also consulted him on other matters and have always been very appreciative of his professional approach and assistance.

Nigel Barnes
Senior Partner, Barnes & Partners

Throughout the application process for our new law firm, Richard’s support and practical guidance has been invaluable – from the completion and submission of the application and supporting documents through to drafting suitable responses to further queries from the SRA. We would not have gone through this whole process as smoothly without Richard’s expertise and knowledge. He is a pleasure to work with and provides a professional service with a personal and friendly touch. I look forward to working with Richard and his team in the future and definitely recommend Legal Compliance Services to any of my colleagues who are looking for support and advice.

Irfan Arif
Principal Solicitor, Noor Law

We have recently completed the application process for our new law firm and working with Legal Compliance Services made a huge difference. Richard dealt with the entire process and provided clear guidance and expertise throughout. He also reviewed all of our compliance requirements and drafted easy-to-use systems, policies and procedures for us. It has certainly made the whole process a lot more straightforward and pain free. Having Richard and his team at the other end of the phone gives us great peace of mind and we look forward to working with them in future.

Emma Kirkaldie-Clay
Principal Solicitor, Bellwether Solicitors

Our file reviews have never been so well organised and thorough thanks to Legal Compliance Services. We are consistently on track with SRA compliance due to their guidance and support. Richard Robinson is always an email or phone call away!

Louise Creighton
Senior Partner, Creighton & Partners

Richard and his team have years of experience at conducting file reviews in a thorough yet efficient manner. Their practical and constructive advice has really helped us improve our internal processes.

Suzanne Lee
Partner, mfg Solicitors LLP

It is a pleasure to work with Richard who always makes himself available whenever we need his help and who applies a commercial approach to our business.

Geraint Owen
Director, GO-LAW Solicitors

We employed Richard to assist us with the composition of our risk register and compliance action plan. I found his advice pragmatic, while at the same time very thorough. His sound and sensible advice has given us a sure footing for our future risk management.

Michael Dibben
Partner, Brethertons LLP

I have as our firm’s COLP and COFA worked with Jonathan over the last two years. Our firm largely undertakes publicly funded work and we are faced on a daily basis with a myriad of regulatory and compliance issues. Jonathan has guided us with great acumen through two Lexcel audits, advised us generally on outcomes-focused regulation and given me great comfort in enabling me to fully understand my role. I am also struck by Jonathan’s understanding of the demands of running a small business and the way that his advice reflects those needs. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge, experience and wisdom and he has been a pleasure to work with.

Andrew Wainwright
Partner, Wainwright & Cummins

Andrew’s understanding of accounts systems and controls is second to none. He worked closely with our accounts department who have really appreciated his training, ongoing support and the systems he has put in place for them.

Suzanne Lee
Partner, mfg Solicitors LLP

I have been fortunate to have known Jonathan Fidler for a number of years, having first met him whilst he was working directly for the Solicitors Regulation Authority. In those days I found him to be courteous, respectful and helpful. He assisted the firm greatly in ensuring that we were carrying out our professional responsibilities correctly. It was no surprise to me that Jonathan was subsequently involved in the setting up of Legal Compliance Services. As a consequence of his extensive knowledge of the workings of solicitors practices and all regulatory requirements whilst working for the SRA there is unlikely to be a more capable or experienced person to guide and assist firms with their regulatory and compliance issues moving forward. Jonathan is such a pleasant and knowledgeable person to deal with that I would have no hesitation in recommending him to any firm of solicitors which wishes to be guided on such issues. I have no doubt that we will continue to rely on him for many years to come.

Tony Wilson
Senior Partner, Ashley Wilson

I instructed Legal Compliance Services (Jonathan Fidler) to check on the systems we put in place as a result of COLP and COFA requirements. Jonathan used his previous SRA experience to good effect and provided very helpful and thorough advice. The cost of the advice was also tailored to our specific requirements and was excellent value for money. I would highly recommend Jonathan and Legal Compliance Services.

John Williams
Managing Director, COLP and COFA

Andrew has done some extremely useful due diligence work for us when we acquired a local firm. He attended their premises and examined all relevant areas, checked accounts, ledgers and balances, looked in detail at the firm’s financial viability and highlighted any areas of concern.

Suzanne Lee
Partner, mfg Solicitors LLP

It has been a pleasure to work with Richard on the application for our new law firm. His knowledge and expertise proved to be invaluable and ensured that we went through the entire process smoothly. The compliance systems, policies and procedures Richard put in place will enable me to fulfil my roles as COLP and COFA with confidence. It is good to know that Richard and his team are only a phone call away.

Jude Owen
Proprietor, Jude Owen Solicitors & Advocates

I have nothing but high praise for Jonathan’s work with our firm and I know that my business partners feel the same. He took the time to get to know our company and put together a tailored package to ensure that the we were fully SRA compliant. He even turned up for an appointment in the most horrid weather conditions – a true professional. We were very happy with his comprehensive and constructive feedback and are happy to recommend LCS.

Evelyn Ofori-Koree
Director Principal,Descartes Solicitors