exl practice development Consultancy Services

Staffed by an experienced professional trainer and consultant, our strategic services meet the needs of all types and sizes of clients - from small startups to large firms - and deliver lasting changes with measurable growth. Please get in touch with us today to learn how exl practice development can help your future success.

Please click below for further information on

Introductory Consultation

Independent AML Audit

AML PCPs

AML Compliance Pack

Systems Review

AML / CTF Training

AML / CTF for Estate Agents

MLCO/MLRO Training

Accounts Rules Training

Standards & Regulations Training

Equality Diversity & Inclusion Training

Cybercrime & Fraud Awareness

Management Course I

Management Course II

Business & Personal Management

Introductory Consultation

Looking to develop or enhance your business and ensure that you are up to date? Need help planning or executing your next project? Let us guide you. Any organization can move forward with small incremental changes, but building for the future in today’s rapidly evolving environment means taking bold chances and making insightful decisions. Our initial consultation will help direct your thoughts and maybe, provide some inspiration.

Business Meeting
Image by Estée Janssens

Independent AML Audit

In accordance with Regulation 21 of the Money Laundering Regulations, and with the benefit of 20 years' experience, we offer this service to our clients. It will involve an analysis and update of your systems, procedures and controls, a file review, interviews with your staff and a full discussion of findings, with thoughts, reflections and recommendations. A full written report will be provided of our findings.

AML PCPs

With the blizzard of bureaucracy unlikely to diminish and the publication of the new LSAG Guidance, we have developed an 'active Index' to everything that your staff will need to know in complying with the Money Laundering Regulations. Based on the 36 Compliance principles set out in LSAG, each item features a drop-down page of essential steps, contact points and relevant forms that may be required. There is no need to replace any of your existing documentation, just graft our index on to the top of it, and let the fee-earners get on with the job.

Image by Jon Tyson
Image by krakenimages

AML Compliance Pack

In this pack you will get access to:
* AML PCPs (updated annually)
* Templates and forms
* Annual updating AML training video with multiple choice test questions 
* Annual mini-audit of your systems and processes
* Up to 2 hours' worth of consultancy

Systems Review

We examine what organizations are doing to stay relevant and competitive in this fast-paced world, and which ones are doing it best. We then update and streamline your systems, procedures and processes. Get in touch to learn more about how this service can help you.

Image by David Becker
Image by Shane

AML / CTF Training

With years of experience, our staff has the capabilities and expertise to take your business to the next level. At exlpd, we combine our insights and skills to transform your processes and strategies. We look at a full run-down of the range of criminal activities of which law firms need to be aware, including a detailed analysis of what 'money laundering' actually is; the relevant law in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002; the relevant Regulations (as amended) and professional guidance in the Legal Sector Affinity Group guidance note (January 2021), together with a hit-list of things to bear in mind.

AML / CTF for Estate Agents

With years of experience, our staff has the capabilities and expertise to take your business to the next level. At exlpd, we combine our insights and skills to transform your processes and strategies. We look at a full run-down of the range of criminal activities of which firms undertaking estate agency and letting work need to be aware, including a detailed analysis of what 'money laundering' actually is; the relevant law in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002; the relevant Regulations (as amended) and professional guidance from the RICS, together with a hit-list of things to bear in mind.

Image by Tierra Mallorca
Image by Charles Koh

MLCO / MLRO Training

It is a frequently asked question - who is in charge of everything to do with AML in our firm? Well - that depends on the size of firm, and whether these two key roles have been adequately differentiated. There are two distinct sets of rules and responsibilities. Learn about them here.

Accounts Rules Training

The Accounts Rules were last updated - and significantly thinned down - in November 2019, though subsequent amendments are regularly issued.  What do the 'new' Rules say - and what do they no longer require? How much do we need to change in our procedures? Can we simplify what we do, and how we do it? The answer is.......yes, you can.

Image by Konstantin Evdokimov
Image by Ricardo Gomez Angel

Standards & Regulations Training

 The revised framework for the legal services sector was introduced on 25 November 2019. Whilst not necessarily changing anything for those who don't want to change, it nevertheless introduces some freedoms and manoeuvrability for those who have innovation as their goal. Also - there are some thoughts about the position of freelance lawyers - both regulated and unregulated. We examine what organizations are doing to stay relevant and competitive in this fast-paced world, and which ones are doing it best.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Training

E, D & I is something we all aspire to, but frequently we miss the target, largely through inadvertence. Do we need to rethink our attitudes - both to clients and to our staff - to avoid being seen or perceived as being institutionally racist or corrupt? The regime is reviewed from both perspectives, and the question becomes - how well do you conform?

Image by The Creative Exchange
Image by FLY:D

Cybersecurity and Fraud Awareness

Scams, fraud and cyber attacks are on the exponential rise - fuelled in part by the furore over recent lockdowns. But following some reasonably sensible steps would enable us all to avoid the PICNIC problem - 'the problem is in the chair, not in the computer'.

Management Course I

Once covered in the compulsory SRA Management Skills Course Stage 1 (since removed), the essential components of good management thinking still have a place in people's development. This module will cover the 4 main areas of interest in the first 3 years post-qualification: 
A - Ethics, Professionalism and Judgement
B - Technical Legal Practice
C - Working with Other People
D - Managing Yourself & Your Work

Motivational quote and Jennifer Lawrence in a magazine spread._edited.jpg
Image by Jexo

Management Course II

Following on from MCI, this course will explore the practicalities of becoming a stakeholder in a legal services firm.

Business & Personal Management

'Managing to survive' is a phrase often heard, but not so often achieved. This module will explore the kinds of things that are the mortar in the cracks between the building blocks of our legal world. Explore topics such as: self-reflection, mentoring, coaching, delegation, time management, financial acumen, appraisal and performance review, team skills, goal-setting, time recording, ethical professionalism and many others.

Image by Leon