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A Guide to Peer Review - Family
This free 60-minute webinar will assist firms in understanding the Legal Aid Agency's approach to Peer Review in the Family category and will provide an invaluable insight into the way that Peer Reviewers conduct the audit.

Key Content
- Why and how the Peer Review system was brought in by the LSC
- An overview of the Peer Review process
- What Peer Reviewers look for
- Examples of good & poor practice
- The importance of using high quality template attendance notes & letters
- Questions & Answers

Oct 27, 2020 01:00 PM in London

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Speakers

Professor Avrom Sherr
Professor Emeritus @Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Avrom Sherr is the principal architect of a system of assessment of legal competence known as Independent Peer Review. Since 2002 this has been used as the system for assessment of the quality of publicly funded work in the UK, ensuring the quality of legal services received by the public, and he leads the operation of this work. He is currently Chair of the Hamlyn Trust and the Advice Quality Standards Project Committee. Recent work includes advising Georgia Legal Aid and the Chinese Ministry of Justice in relation to Legal Aid and the maintenance of quality in legal work; ethical research for Save The Children and safeguarding for the UKRI GCRF Accelerate Hub.
Jon Platt
Consultant @DG Legal
Jon is a Solicitor specialising in Children and Family law. He is widely respected as a legal authority in the North West region and provides expert coaching and advisory services to law firms seeking advice about Peer Review or legal development.
Louise Garner
Director @Otten Penna Family Law Solicitors
Louise undertakes all aspects of children law including care proceedings, adoption and Special Guardianship, as well as dealing with clients subject to Domestic Violence. In 2018 Louise was granted Higher Rights to advocate in the High Court and continues to undertake more complex cases, now being able to conduct all the advocacy, regardless of the level of court.