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A simple guide for COFA's: The monthly review checklist

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Law in a nutshell

A common reason for regulators taking disciplinary action against lawyers and law firms, is the failure to follow the regulator’s Accounts Rules. When money has been improperly taken from Client Account by a colleague lawyer, or a member of the Accounts team, it is not a good excuse to say: “but I’m a lawyer, I don’t do numbers or understand accounts!”

What's covered?

Who can be a COFA, the SRA regulations, the checks and inspections a COFA needs to do and relevant case law examples.

Estimated length

20 mins

Recommended knoweldge level  

All levels

Knowledge check

3 questions at the end to check your understanding