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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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On-line training has long been touted as the way forwards in terms of meeting the learning and development needs of the legal profession. This is why, in 2008, Datalaw made the decision to exclusively deliver our training on-line. Since then we have become synonymous with providing cheap CPD for solicitors to the extent that many of our custome

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Principle 5 of the SRA Handbook requires solicitors to provide a proper standard of service to their clients. In order to comply with this principle it is essential that solicitors meet the competences outlined within the SRA’s Competence Statement. Consisting of three sections; a Statement of Solicitor Competence, the Threshold Standard

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