SRA Standards And Regulation Reforms: Are You Ready?
4 November 2019

SRA Standards And Regulation Reforms: Are You Ready?

The SRA Handbook is being replaced by a new series of Standards and Regulations (STaR). It is crucial that all lawyers understand what is changing and to effectively prepare for the new regulatory regime.

This seminar, hosted by TVLS in conjunction with DG Legal, is aimed at all law firms (and those working with them). The content of the course is relevant to all managers, principals and lawyers wishing to improve their understanding of the SRA Standards and Regulations.

The course will:

  • Provide an overview of the reforms
  • Identify key areas of STaR and practical things to think through
  • Consider opportunities for firms in the new landscape


Monday 4 November 2019, 5pm to 7pm (registration from 4.45pm).


Jacksons Law Firm, 17 Falcon Court, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3TU


David Gilmore, Director, DG Legal
David has 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 business management & strategy, tendering, compliance and quality assurance.

David also founded and regularly contributes to LegalVoice, a not-for-profit online magazine for legal professionals. Prior to establishing DG Legal, David worked for Abbey, Marks & Spencer and the Legal Services Commission in varying senior management roles. In 2016 David was appointed as a Commissioner advising Lord Bach on policy relating to Justice and Legal Aid.

Matt Howgate, Consultant, DG Legal
Matthew is a non-practising solicitor and was formerly Senior Legal Adviser and Head of Continuous Improvement at the Legal Services Commission. He was also Legal Standards Principal at the Co-operative Legal Services.

Since 2008 he has been providing expert organisational development, compliance and strategy consultancy. He has particular expertise in SRA and BSB compliance issues, data protection (and GDPR) compliance and is recognised as a leading expert on the legal aid scheme (indeed he is a member of the managing committee at the Legal Aid Practitioner’s Group).

Course Notes

Comprehensive and up to date course notes will be provided to all delegates which may be useful for ongoing reference or cascade training.

Ticket Prices

  • Members of TVLS, Newcastle LS and Sunderland LS: £20
  • Non-members: £30
  • Trainees: £10

Further Information

A flyer for the event can be downloaded here, which you can print and/or circulate amongst colleagues. If you require further information, or have any queries about this course, please contact us.


Places can be booked using the form below. Alternatively you can download, complete and return the printable booking form.