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Peter Duru

Management and Compliance Consultant

Management and Compliance Consultant at Deo Volente

Peter Duru is our management and compliance consultant at Deo Volente. He has advanced postgraduate qualifications (all with distinction) in both Law and Business Management and previously worked as a senior manager at the Legal Services Commission (now the Legal Aid Agency) first as the London Regional Civil Contracts Manager in charge of the entire Civil Legal aid budget for the whole of London and later as the London Regional Criminal Defence Services Manager in charge of the entire criminal defence budget for London and all criminal Legal aid contracts in London. He was also responsible for running the entire auditing and compliance operation of the LAA’s London Region which involved auditing the compliance of well over 1000 legal aid funded law firms every year. Peter left the Legal Aid Agency in 2003 to set up Duru Management Consultancy Ltd and has worked in compliance ever since.

Personal Biography

Presently, as a practicing compliance solicitor who is also an accredited independent Law Society Lexcel Assessor, Peter recently served as the Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP) and Compliance Officer for Finance & Administration (COFA) and as a director of Bishop Lloyd & Jackson Solicitors, which is the second-largest firm by number of clients on the famous UK Government Grenfell Tower Enquiry (GTI).

Peter conducts independent Lexcel assessments on law firms on behalf of the Law Society of England & Wales via the UK’s premier Lexcel assessment body, the Centre For Assessment (CFA). He is also an accredited Law Society Consultant, and over the last seventeen years, has worked with hundreds of solicitors firms of all sizes providing management consultancy, compliance consultancy, Lexcel & SQM quality standard accreditation, Legal Aid contract tenders, Solicitors Regulation Authority Applications, and CPD accredited training to solicitors practices of all shapes and sizes.

In his spare time, Peter is a singer and musician and plays the guitar and the piano. He is currently learning to play the saxophone.

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11 Lurke Street, Bedford, MK40 3HZ

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Monday To Friday: 9:00am - 5:15pm

Weekends CLOSED

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6th Floor, Hampton by Hilton, 42-50 Kimpton Rd, Luton LU2 0FP

TIMING

Monday To Friday: 9:00am - 5:15pm

Weekends CLOSED

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