Podcast Location:
Download it here [file size: 19.9 MB]
Part of:
SRA Handbook 2011 CPD Training Bundle
Categories:
Practice Management, Marketing & Skills
CPD Points:
Up to 1 point. details »

Due to the difference in guidelines between the SRA and the Bar Standards Board, CPD points are awarded differently for Solicitors, Barristers and Legal Executives:

Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
Listen only, gain ½ a CPD point (30 minutes)

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 accredited CPD point (60 minutes)

Regulated by ILEX:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
Listen only, gain ½ a CPD point (30 minutes)

Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at solicitors, specifically those wishing to know more about outsourcing as part of their practice. It aims to explore the concept of outsourcing and why it might be necessary or even beneficial. It sets out the relevant outcomes and principles that should be applied to any decision to outsource under the Solicitor’s Handbook and what safeguards may need to be put in place to deal with conflicts of interest, client care and the standard of work. This podcast will also touch on the possible impact of outsourcing on trainee solicitors.

THIS PODCAST IS NOT ACCREDITED BY THE BAR STANDARDS BOARD

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what outsourcing means;
  • Understand the key drivers for outsourcing;
  • Know the key outcomes and principles to be applied to any outsourcing relationship;
  • Understand what matters can or should be outsourced;
  • Know how to manage issues such as conflicts of interest, privilege, independence and standards of work;
  • Be aware of the key risks when outsourcing;
  • Understand where liability for outsourced work lies;
  • Understand the extent to which a client’s view should be considered if their matter is to be outsourced.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Solicitors Handbook 2011.
Tags:

This podcast is about the practice of outsourcing by legal practices. It explores what outsourcing is, when it will be appropriate, the professional conduct issues that can arise and where outsourcing fits within the regulatory landscape introduced by the new Solicitors’ Handbook 2011.

Podcast added: 30/11/2011

THIS PODCAST IS NOT ACCREDITED BY THE BAR STANDARDS BOARD

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-05-28

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