Legal Aid Franchise/Contract Assistance

It is a major step for a firm to apply for SQM accreditation/a Legal Aid Franchise. It will take a lot of your time but should be of help to your business. However, how do you juggle that with all of your other responsibilities – and will you succeed?

We can help you. We will assist with the preparation for your application. In essence, we will advise & review what you have filled in.

This is a project with a one-off charge which depends on the readiness of the firm to meet the standards and the preparation required. The Initial charge of £500 + VAT is to be paid up front, any other charges (see below) to be agreed and then paid up front before delivery.

What we will do

Assistance with the preparation of your application for the Lexcel or SQM audit, review of your application, advice on what you need to amend to improve this and assistance with answering and questions received in response to the application.

This includes assessment of any existing documentation, business plans, your current practices and procedures and assistance with the preparation of the application. If it transpires that more work is required we will discuss how we can help.

All work is carried out remotely unless by separate arrangement.

Our Changes

£500 + VAT

(We often find that firms are not ready to make the application and require a Compliance Plan, Business Plan and Finance Plan in addition. We can assist with these at a cost of £250 + VAT each, such to be discussed and agreed before being incurred.)

We will always be willing to bespoke around your needs, so what is written above is indicative. We prefer to have a free, no obligation chat with you first to work out what you need and how we may help. 

Listen here to a brief podcast about our Legal Aid Franchise Assistance:


It is not uncommon for firms also to need an OPM (Office Procedures Manual) or to update their OPM. We can also assist with this. Below is a link to that service:

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"We at Spires Legal wholeheartedly recommend Ingemar and his team at Hunnings Consultancy Ltd. Ingemar has supported us throughout our journey from new start up to established firm. It is refreshing to have a consultant that takes the time to understand your business and its priorities, stands by your side as it develops and is flexible in approach as your needs change.
The feedback we have from our team, and which we regularly hear from others is that Ingemar is an insightful and knowledgeable trainer who is comprehensive yet engaging in his approach. Still unsure? Five minutes on the phone with Ingemar and you will be sold on how much value he can add to your business!"

Arj Arul - Director at Spires Legal

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Business Support for Law Firms

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Quality services, in a timely & efficient manner for a reasonable fee. Assisting clients since 2014 as their Trusted Advisers on matters relating to the running of their Business.