Richard & Mark Achieve Risk & Compliance Accreditations

We’re delighted to confirm that Richard Law-Riding & Mark Cartin have now gained two advanced Law Society Accreditations.

Richard and Mark both took two different Law Society exams in October last year, in different fields of risk and compliance, Legal Practice and Anti-Money Laundering.  After achieving successful pass scores in both, they then applied for the associated accreditations, where the Law Society completed background checks before allowing the accreditation, meaning both now hold two Law Society accreditations.

Both Accreditations are recognised advanced-level accreditations in Legal Risk and Compliance.  It is the first time that the Law Society has afforded accreditations in the field.

They are some of the first throughout whole of the UK to have successfully achieved these advanced accreditations, which show Richard and Mark to be amongst the very best at what they do.

Risk & Compliance Manager Richard Law-Riding had this to say on the attaining the Accreditation –

“It is externally perceived to be very difficult for people to come into the legal profession from other industries and quickly obtain the respect and confidence of their colleagues.  Most people in management positions in UK Law practices have behind them several years of PQE as a solicitor and are rightly respected in their fields amongst peers for their work and achievements within the industry.   Whilst I studied Law at college (I do have an AS Level in Law if that counts!), I don’t hold a Law degree, and my academic professional qualifications on my arrival at Watson Ramsbottom in May 2021 were in Finance, Insurance, Risk Management, Claims and Business Management, and my work experience built almost exclusively in Financial Services Risk.   So to achieve these advanced accreditations from the Law Society in two key and important fields of Legal Risk and Compliance is a stamp of confidence that I have a full understanding of the risk requirements of a Legal Practice and am competent in what I do. 

It should go some way to show my colleagues, regulators and, most importantly, clients of the practice that I understand fully the responsibilities of my job”

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