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The Q6000 is an advanced practice, risk and quality management standard awarded to solicitors’ firms which have demonstrated exceptional levels of client, practice and risk management.

It is suitable for firms of all sizes who have good risk and quality procedures in place or who have previous accreditation to the Q1000 or the Q3000.
The Q6000 Standard provides assurance to clients that their firm not just observes but exceeds best practice standards.

Firms with the Q6000 accreditation have been independently audited and rank among the highest quality law firms in Ireland. These firms comply with both the Q3000 standards in client and file management, regulatory compliance and claim management and in addition, they have implemented advanced procedures in the areas of practice management, systems management and financial management.

The Q6000 Standard incorporates the three modules in the Q3000:

  • Client Management
  • File Management
  • Regulatory and Claims Management

and adds three extra modules which are:

  • Practice Management
  • Systems Management
  • Financial Management.

It monitors the following risk management areas:

  • Undertakings
  • Critical Dates
  • File Review procedures
  • Complaints procedures
  • File Opening procedures
  • File Maintenance procedures
  • Conflict checking procedures
  • Anti-money laundering procedures
  • Engagement procedures
  • Terms and conditions of business
  • S.68 compliance
  • Financial procedures
  • File Closing procedures
  • Wills and Deeds Registers
  • Claims and Regulatory history register
  • Risk manager policy
  • Partnership procedures
  • Supervision procedures
  • Training and CPD
  • Systems and Workflows
  • Office Procedures Manual
  • IT & Email procedures
  • Disaster Recovery & Business continuity
  • Confidentiality policy
  • Computerised Case Management and Accounting Systems
  • Financial Management

 First Accreditation click here for more information

Renewal Accreditation click here for more information

The Q6000