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Welcome to Legal Eye

We work with law firms, providers of legal services, estate agents and other corporate industries to ensure compliance and optimise performance.

Our extensive and thorough knowledge of the law and regulations will ensure your business is compliant and your processes sound.

The advice we offer is clear and practical, and we pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and unbeatable quality of work.

Our team includes former solicitors, partners and directors in law firms; former case handlers at regulators such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority, lifelong risk and compliance professionals and former Heads of Risk and Compliance and team members who held senior in-house roles at some of the UK’s biggest law firms.

We pride ourselves on being an integral part of our clients’ functions when it comes to optimising performance and mitigating risk. With our partnerships across legal technology and the estate agency industry we have forged great relationships to help benefit those we work with.

Together the Legal Eye team offer a range and breadth of expertise and skills that are second to none in the risk and compliance professional services environment.

With a variety of support that encompasses, but is not limited to, the below:

Risk and Compliance Support

  • AML Audits and certification, Annual risk assessments, Risk & Compliance Gap Analysis and file reviews.

Certification support

  • AML audit and certification, CQS gap analysis and Lexcel accreditation support.

Training and Online Resources

  • Enhanced AML training for CLC and SRA regulated firms, Source of funds and Source of Wealth Training, Online Training and Bespoke Consultancy.

Policies and Procedures

  • Policies and precedent documents to support risk and compliance management systems.

We are proud to be members of the Conveyancing Association.

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For further information please speak to your dedicated Conveyancing Association contact, Paul Saunders.

Paul was appointed Managing Director of Legal Eye Ltd in 2016 after 28 years as a solicitor in the legal profession. He is also the Managing Director of Amity Law along with being a member of the Management Team at Smoove plc (Legal Eye’s parent company). During his time in practice Paul has been at Board level in several firms including roles as CEO and COLP for five years at a large Midlands law firm and as Head of Lender Services and Residential at Shakespeare Martineau.

CEO and COLP for 5 years at a large Midlands law firm, he was also a Director of an IT firm for 5 years supplying to the legal industry. As a result, he has wide experience in relation to management and strategic planning of law firms and businesses across industries. Paul’s extensive experience includes tendering and the legal provision of services to lending institutions including operational control of a bulk remortgaging facility proving legal services to a top 5 Building Society for 20 years and other lenders direct and through the panel.

During his time at Shakespeare Martineau, they won a number of industry awards and in 2016 Paul was shortlisted for Business Leader – Conveyancing at the British Mortgage Awards and was Legal Professional of the year at the FirstPro awards in 2014. Earlier in his career, Paul worked quasi In-House for 9 years providing legal services to the UK facilities of a worldwide leading Automotive Manufacturer, both Aftermarket and OE. Including management of a European wide legal panel which included considerable European work-related travel on cross-border negotiations.

Paul Saunders
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