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Our Philosophy

Our aim is to take the pain out of legal compliance and risk management and help your business to, not only keep on top of regulation, but to maximise the opportunities it brings.

Regulation is one of the key drivers of the new legal services arena and how your business responds will determine your standing in the market. The relatively new landscape of outcomes-focused regulation, allows flexibility and innovation. Do you want your business to simply react to the regulatory regime or do you want to stay one step ahead of the game? Would you like to use this flexibility and innovation to benefit your business? If so, Beyond Compliance can help you achieve this strategy.

About Us

With over 25 year experience in the legal services sector in a variety of organisations, we have substantial experience of regulation, legal compliance and risk mangement in practice. We use these skills to make a real and practical difference to legal services businesses of all shapes and sizes.

beyond compliance - michaela hardwick - providing legal compliance and risk servicesManaging Director – Michaela Hardwick

Michaela, the driving force behind Beyond Compliance, is a non-practising solicitor who spent 13 years working for one of the top 25 national firms as a solicitor and graduate trainer and then Quality and Audit Manager. Michaela is also a business development and performance coach.

This mix of experience has given her excellent problem solving and analytical skills equipping her with a unique ability to conduct legal compliance and risk auditing to ensure regulatory compliance as well as business process improvement. She also delivers bespoke coaching and training on a wide variety of topics which link directly to both your CPD requirements and the skills required for you to confirm you meet the outcomes of the Competence Statement.

Michaela regularly delivers seminars and webinars for MBL Seminars and has spoken at a number of leading legal services events including the Legal IT Business Show and Legal Futures Conference.