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Outsource Your File Reviews



Monthly Feature Course

Effective File Reviewing


80 Partner Firm

“Your input has proved to be invaluable in driving our own processes forward and being able to deliver a high quality service to our clients.” Partner, 80 Partner Firm
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01244 571440


Distinctive Partnerships Limited
Audit House
Rossett Business Village
Llyndir Lane
LL12 0AY


File reviews are a long way down most fee earner’s list of things to do. Client matter work must, and should, take priority but that doesn’t mean that file reviews should be sacrificed or done hastily.

At Distinctive Partnerships, our clients’ needs are paramount and that is why we offer a range of file reviews to suit our clients’ unique needs. On-site or off-site; CQS, ISO, SQM or Lexcel compliant or bespoke to monitor fee earners’ adherence to Service Level Agreements – just a few of the options available when you outsource your file reviews to DP.

Our team of auditors are not only all legally qualified, offering a combined total of over 50 years’ legal experience, but their only job is reviewing legal files to a thorough, consistent and objective standard.

Whether your file review programme is to evidence compliance with regulatory requirements, accreditation or adherence to your own policies and procedures, there are so many other benefits that you will reap as a result.


Just a few of the benefits your practice could obtain through regular outsourced file reviews:-

  • A reduction in PII premiums. DP works with a Law Society approved Insurer who has confirmed that, in the vast majority of cases, demonstration of an upward trend of compliance through successive file review reports by an independent and expert third party, could reduce your PII premium by 20%.
  • Compliance with Rule 8.5 of the SRA Authorisation Rules 2011. How else will your COLP and COFA identify and record breaches on client matters files thus enabling them to fulfil their reporting duties to the SRA.
  • Evidence of compliance with Chapter 7 of the Code of Conduct 2011 which requires “effective systems and controls … to achieve and comply with all the Principles, rules and outcomes …”
  • Time saving. By outsourcing to the experts, your valuable time is freed to allow you to do what you do best … fee earning! 

There are many more benefits to outsourcing your file reviews. To discuss these and how we can assist, please contact Gail Biddulph on 01244 571440.


”Relax with the knowledge that your file reviews will be done thoroughly, effectively and regularly by the experts.”