Area Course Title Speaker Release Date Description CPD Hours Crime Police Station Update 2018 Colin Beaumont 3-Apr This course will provide viewers with an overview of some important matters to consider when advising clients at the police station stage including the level of disclosure required, and rehabilitation periods forRead More
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 wRead More
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 prRead More
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 realRead More
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 themselRead More
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