Assisting firms achieve their objectives by reducing risk

Apply Compliance Today (“ACT”) was founded in 2016 by Vicky Simpson, who has 30 years’ experience of working within the legal sector and having undertaken various roles within law firms. ACT is well equipped to deal with firms of all sizes and disciplines, from sole practitioners to magic circle firms.

About Us

Apply Compliance Today (“ACT”) can help your law firm achieve your goals and objectives by taking care of those risk and compliance aspects that take up your time and energy leaving you to concentrate on your business, your team and your clients. We will provide you with the level of experience and expertise usually only found in risk and compliance teams in large firms, at a bespoke level of support to suit you and your specific circumstances.

We provide independent advice, support and training to individuals and firms. We work with you, as opposed to for you, in enabling you to achieve your business and compliance objectives, whilst supporting your management teams and staff.

What people say about us

Victoria recruited me to work at Goodhand and Forsyth when she was the Practice Manager. We went on to work at MWSL together where Victoria was Head of Compliance. Victoria is professional, knowledgeable and approachable. She was always available to provide support and advice and she has a particular passion for compliance.

I hope that our paths will cross and I will work with Victoria again at some point in the future!

Gemma Hastewell, Family Solicitor

Vicky is a true professional. She is hard working and diligent, passionate about compliance.

Kim Alexander, New Business and Marketing Manager

Vicky helped me with Training Contract Applications as well as perfecting my CV. She was hands on and always made time for me. Whenever I was at a cross roads she helped me weigh up all of the options. Since learning from her and listening to her advice, I have been offered a number of Training Contract opportunities. I would not hesitate to recommend her to any one who needs career advice or just a mentor as she is a fantastic person.

Emily Bowden, Paralegal at Owen & Co

Vicky has been invaluable in my search to find the right life and career direction as I made the decision to leave a business that I had devoted the past 10 years to and moved onto a new fresh exciting and “right” new direction for me/ my life.  Cliché it may sound. but I could not have done this without her.   She is a thought provoker, “pusher”, encourager and solution based.  I was led by her to see my past as the journey to a great and far healthier and successful future. If you are looking for someone to confide in and learn from about yourself, your professional skills, your career ambitions, and your potential, then I promise you, Vicky is the one.


I had the pleasure of working with Victoria. She is not only organised and friendly but also very supportive. Due to her breadth of experience, she is able to assist in a spectrum of areas. I found Victoria to be a very dedicated professional.

Zara Sukharisingh, Associate Solicitor at Russell-Cooke solicitors

Vicky worked with our firm and quickly got to grips with our compliance, not in respect of a tick box exercise, but from understanding the important business drivers and risk management  principles that would allow our business to  continue to grow and develop at pace. I’d really recommend her services.​

Anonymous, A Symphony Legal Client.

Vicky has a keen eye for detail as well as naturally putting people at ease when you first meet her. She is hard working and clearly knows her stuff as well in addition to being very focused on the end result.

Tracey Evans, Female Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) | Financial Life Planner