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What is the Q Standard?

A quality standard in any company is of the utmost importance and law firms are no different in this regard. A quality standard ensures not only that a firm has the correct policies and procedures in place, but also independently verifies this to ensure that the interests of the clients of the firm are in the best possible hands.

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What are the benefits?

Compliance with Law Society best practice guidelines
Increased success in tendering for new business.
Reduction of mistakes and improved risk management
Increased profitability
Enhancement of firm performance
Improved client care
Focused and fulfilled staff
State of the art systems and procedures

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Choosing the right Q Standard

There are four levels of the Q Standard, Q1000, Q3000, Q6000 and Q9000.
Each level builds on the preceding one, so that firms can progress through the levels at their own pace.
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Launching Soon – ILRS Environmental Standard

For further details contact Julie@ilrs.ie

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CalQRisk & ILRS Partnership 

The Institute of Legal Research and Standards (ILRS) are delighted to announce our partnership with CalQRisk, an award winning provider of Governance, Risk and Compliance software. ILRS have partnered with CalQRisk to facilitate the delivery of the Q Standards implementation and audit processes. The Q Standards drive process excellence in legal practice and using the CalQRisk solution to audit helps keep the effort visible through the interactive dashboards and associated reports. The solution also facilitates ongoing monitoring of the key controls that have to be in place to maintain the Q Standards. Through regular reviews and system updates, ILRS helps our clients keep current with regulation, legislation while driving excellence in practice management.

The GDPR Bundle 2020

This GDPR policy bundle is specifically designed for Irish Law Firms

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Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

“Orpen Franks have worked with Julie Brennan and ILRS over the past decade. We have worked with the Q6000 accreditation. This has been a very interesting and worthwhile process for everyone in the firm. It has helped us assess and evaluate our standards, practices and processes across every area of the firm’s business. Julie and the team have worked with us in improving and formalising our policies and procedures and ensuring that we have clarity on the standards to be obtained and maintained. This has seen an appreciation from staff and clients alike and has afforded all the stakeholders in the firm with great reassurance and peace of mind. Julie will challenge you, lead you and assist you in getting the best out of your firm and for your firm. A key partner for the success of any professional practice”

Peter Walsh

Managing Partner

Orpen  Franks Solicitors

Risk management and quality assurance are vital in ensuring that we provide our clients with the highest standards of excellence. Since 2012, we have been independently audited by the Institute of Legal Research and Standards who conduct an annual audit to verify adherence to the quality management policies and procedures that we have in place. With the invaluable support, advice and recommendations from ILRS’s Managing Director, Julie Brennan, we have achieved the Q9000 Gold Standard for seven consecutive years. Not only do ILRS conduct an annual independent audit, they also provide policies and procedures to ensure our risk management practices are as up to date as possible. The Q9000 Gold Standard accreditation from ILRS ensures that we meet our compliance and regulatory obligations and that our clients have the utmost confidence that we are committed to providing them with the highest level of legal services.

John O’Connor

Managing Partner O’Connor Solicitors

Check if a Law Firm has current and up to date ILRS Accreditation

It has come to our attention that some Law Firms may inadvertently be indicating by using our well known ILRS Q logos that they have up to date ILRS Accreditation. To be assured that a firm is using the most up to date policies and procedures as recommended by the ILRS, please use the form below.