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The routes into law and legal services are changing and more accessible than ever before. Under the SRA's 'changing for tomorrow' initiative, one does not necessarily have to attend University and embark upon an expensive Legal Practice course to enter into a career in law. There are numerous law apprenticeships available wherein you can earn w

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Since 2008 Datalaw have provided the legal profession with CPD online. In some ways we have been ahead of the curve in this respect, as it is only recently that the SRA have begun to emphasise the importance of technology and are encouraging its use in the delivery of legal services and have advocated the benefits of CPD online. This is most pr

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One of the main criticisms of the current CPD scheme is that its focus is on how many CPD hours solicitors spend in formal training courses as opposed to what solicitors have learnt as a result of the training which they have undertaken. Consequently, CPD is often, and somewhat unfavourably, compared to a tick-box exercise which serves no real

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SRA’s new approach to CPD focuses on continuing competence and is built around compliance with Principle 5 of the SRA Handbook which stipulates that solicitors must ‘provide a proper standard of service to your clients’. The aim of the new scheme is to provide solicitors with the freedom and flexibility to decide for themsel

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Is the 1 hour CPD course out the window? Many site the SRA’s decision to cease accrediting CPD courses as confirmation that the concept of the CPD course is ‘out the window’, however we at Datalaw do not believe this to be the case. In its simplest form, the reference CPD hours or CPD points is an easy way for tr

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