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Legal

For the Legal Industry, Reed Screening’s experts understand the requirements set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Suitability Test (2011) for those practising or involved in the ownership, management or compliance of a firm, but have also defined recommended packages for best practice screening of support staff and other roles not directly regulated by the SRA.

Reed Screening provides screening packages designed specifically for the needs of the Legal industry, with packages pre-tailored to mitigate risk when hiring for popular roles such as Paralegals, Lawyers, or Partners.We cover everything from permanent hires and fixed term contractors, to temporary/agency supply chain.

With a minimum of effort on your part, we can provide you with the assurance that your firm or chambers needs to mitigate risk and safeguard your reputation, while focusing on what you do best.

Fully screened over 120,000 candidates in the last 12 months

Less than 10-day average turnaround

Completed over 60,000 criminal record checks in the last 12 months

Some examples of screening packages for key roles in this industry

Paralegal

Paralegal

  • ✔ Right to Work Check
  • ✔ Proof of Address
  • ✔ ID Check
  • ✔ 5 Years Employment history
  • ✔ 3 Years Referencing
  • ✔ Basic Criminal Record Check
  • ✔ Relevant/Highest Qualification
  • ✔ Cifas fraud check (membership req.)
  • ✶ List of checks is advice only
Lawyer

Lawyer

  • ✔ Right to Work Check
  • ✔ Proof of Address
  • ✔ ID Check
  • ✔ 6 Years Employment history
  • ✔ 5 Years Referencing
  • ✔ Standard Criminal Record Check
  • ✔ Sanctions Check
  • ✔ Relevant/Highest Qualification
  • ✔ Credit Check
  • ✔ Cifas Fraud Check (membership req.)
  • ✔ Prof. Qualifications (where applicable)
  • ✶ List of checks is advice only
Partner

Partner

  • ✔ Right to Work Check
  • ✔ Proof of Address
  • ✔ ID Check
  • ✔ 6 Years Employment history
  • ✔ 5 Years Referencing
  • ✔ Standard Criminal Record Check
  • ✔ Sanctions Check
  • ✔ Relevant/Highest Qualification
  • ✔ Credit Check
  • ✔ Cifas Fraud Check (membership req.)
  • ✔ Directorship Checks
  • ✔ Social Media Check
  • ✔ Adverse Media Check
  • ✶ List of checks is advice only

Use the Industry Hub on a pay as you go basis or contact us for preferential managed service rates.

Reed Screening are uniquely placed to work in partnership with you to ensure that your business is safe, streamlined and secure. We are the only onshore UK screening business to operate 24/7, ensuring market leading screening turnaround times. We work through the night so you don’t have to.

Get in touch - we are ready to help you and your company complete all of your required checks.

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0161 244 9066