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The Candor Promise.

We pride ourselves on working closely with you on all compliance areas of your business. Becoming part of your team maximises our ability to develop the compliance culture of your firm; permanently embedding important procedural change in a way that suits you.

We provide practical and tailored solutions, always working collaboratively with you to protect and progress your firm’s business and people. At the heart of all our advice are clear, simple and manageable solutions aimed at enhancing your business. Our outstanding results, dedication and personal approach makes us your perfect compliance partner.

Our team comprises legal and regulatory professionals, spearheaded by our visionary Managing Director who draws on her combined legal experience and exceptional compliance knowledge to provide high quality, conscientious compliance services.

Candor Values

  • We shield and protect your business and people
  • We provide a tailored, clear and supportive service
  • We are approachable, reliable and dedicated
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Priya Patel | Managing Director

The Candor Team.

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Priya Patel

Managing Director

Priya is an experienced Risk and Compliance Director. She began her legal career at a firm in Southampton Row, qualifying in 2008 before making Partner two years later.

Following her legal practice success, Priya focused on a career in Compliance and Risk Management within the sector – working as the Managing Director of CAARA (Compliance Audit And Risk Advisors Limited) and in 2011 as Director of Assurance and Risk of a nationwide Risk Management and Compliance business.

Priya’s passion for compliance forms the solid foundation for Candor Group. She thrives on challenges and enjoys presenting practical and creative solutions to deliver both strategic and client focused outcomes.

Priya is able to reflect on her wide reaching experience adding real value to businesses, and in turn is able to build long lasting professional relationships with clients.

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Hannah-Lee Docherty

Compliance Manager

Hannah joined Candor Group in 2018 as a Compliance Manager with a strong track record in legal support. After completing her LLB, Hannah spent several years in practice management; first at a leading civil set of barrister’s chambers and later at a law firm where she assisted the managing partner in all aspects of the practice including HR, compliance, and business strategy. This work has informed her understanding of the business side of law firms and the regulation thereof. Her interest in the latter more recently led her to complete an MSc in Economic Governance and Policy alongside her work for Candor Group.

Hannah particularly enjoys learning about and processing existing regulation in a way that can be communicated to clients to deliver on their particular needs.

Aycan Mehmet Cunningham - candor compliance adviser

Aycan Mehmet Cunningham

Compliance Adviser

Aycan Cunningham joined Candor Group as a Compliance Adviser in April 2019. Early on in her career, Aycan worked within the legal industry before developing a niche in the financial services sector at the Financial Ombudsman Service as a Lead Adjudicator. In this leadership role she provided technical, legal and jurisdiction guidance, training and mentoring. Aycan brings a new dimension to the team combining her legal experience with her flair for adjudication and best practice within the regulated sector.

Aycan enjoys working closely with clients, building professional relationships and facilitating positive change to promote a culture of compliance within businesses.

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Mark Bruin

Head of IT Development

Mark Bruin joined Candor Group as Head of IT Development in 2019 with extensive experience and excellent track record in system creation and development. He has been instrumental to the build of CANDO's learning and development platform. He started his first business after he concluded his studies in Small Business & Retail Management.

During the initial stages of his career, Mark focused on the development of websites and platforms for several small and medium businesses in the Netherlands.

Mark went on to start an e-commerce company in the UK, over 11 years ago, which grew into one of the biggest in its market. He has now collaborated with CANDO to develop and continue to grow CANDO's learning and development platform.

Mark enjoys working on optimal solutions for end-user experience through bespoke technology, giving clients seamless usability.

Head of Design and Development

Jem Fevzi

Head of Design and Development

Jem is an experienced business coach, marketeer and platform developer. Since completing his BSc in Multimedia Technology and Design at the turn of the millennium he has specialised in developing bespoke online platforms to meet the needs of businesses and consumers; using technology to achieve desired outcomes for organisations and exceeding consumer expectation to promote usability and reliance for ongoing development and functionality.

Together with the Candor Team Jem has led the development and maintenance of the CANDO learning and development platform with his eye for detail, design flare and out of the box thinking, creating a platform that is both technically advanced and progressive for users.

Jem’s experience working with a variety of sectors ensures CANDO's learning and development platform exceeds industry expectations of training tools with the overall objective of bringing compliance-related topics to key personnel within an organisation in a clear, practical and user-friendly manner.

Jem understands the needs of those he works with and enjoys finding outcome focussed and result-driven solutions for businesses via the means of technology and design.

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Support is available to you and your team, wherever you are on your compliance journey. We work with a variety of legal professionals and businesses across the UK. One size does not fit all and your needs are our priority throughout your experience with us.

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  • Sole Practitioner
  • Law Firms
  • Compliance Officers
  • MLROs & MLCOs
  • Management Teams
  • Fee Earners
  • Support Staff
  • Providers to the legal industry

Why take the Risk?
Simple Compliance Solutions.


Compliance Audits

Are you compliant?

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Compliance Updates

Are you struggling to keep up?

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File Reviews

Are they being completed?

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AML & Financial Crime Support

Are you meeting your obligations?

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SRA Standards and Regulations Compliance

Are you up to date?

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Are you prepared for the pitfalls?

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Risk Management Services

Looking for more control, less risk?

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CANDO Training

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Clients We Service

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Our service is bespoke to each and every one of our clients. In addition to the services listed above we also support firms with Tenders, Panel Management, Conversions, Practicing Certificate and Professional Indemnity Insurance Renewals, Claim Notifications and management.

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CANDO Training.

CANDO Training is an e-learning platform specifically designed for each individual firm. It provides clear, easy to understand technical training for all personnel with concise and factual summaries presented in a user friendly style.

A variety of comprehensive modules including Anti-Money Laundering, Cyber Crime Prevention, Information Security and many more are available on CANDO Training.

Each module includes a series of questions to solidify the user’s understanding and provides an instant pass or fail result.

Results are recorded centrally for your convenience and each user is able to generate a pass certificate downloaded to their personal CANDO Training account.

Training in key compliance areas allows firms to demonstrate compliance with the new SRA Standards and Regulations, and counts towards continued competence.

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