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Preparing for new HRA regulations

In Autumn 2020, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) announced that it will be introducing regulatory changes for the Higher Rights of Audience (HRA) qualification, which allows solicitors to practice advocacy in the Higher courts in England and Wales. In this article, we break down what these changes are and what they mean in practice. What…

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Why take a CILEx Advocacy course?

You might have come across CILEx before but perhaps you’re not sure what the organisation does or what it stands for? Read on to find out more about our exciting partnership, which could significantly broaden your horizons!   In a nutshell, The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional association for Chartered Legal…

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Stress and wellbeing at work

Stress and wellbeing at work – how do you manage?

2020 has not been an easy year for any of us. It’s been plagued by the pandemic, financial uncertainty, furlough, home working and as a result, a national mental health crisis. At the end of September, the man who was keeping us all positive, Joe Wicks, The Body Coach and the nation’s favourite P.E teacher…

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What’s next for online training?

According to Business Wire’s report at the end of 2019, the global corporate e-learning market was worth $14.23 billion in 2017 and will grow by 15% per year, reaching $49.87 billion in 2026. In Holon IQ’s review of the sector at the beginning of last year, global edtech was reported to have attracted $7bn of…

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Shaping Lawyers of the Future

Undoubtedly 2020 has been a time of rapid change for the legal sector, arguably the most change the industry has ever seen within such as short space of time. As COVID-19 hit across the globe, the ‘virtual’ law firm of the future became reality overnight with everyone from junior support staff to partners working remotely….

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How to secure a training contract

With training contracts usually starting in September, many applicants start their research months before. However, with some contracts being delayed due to COVID-19, there is still time to secure an opportunity and get started on the Professional Skills Course (PSC) before it’s too late!  Another reason to act now is the introduction of the new…

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What’s new this Summer at BARBRI Altior?

It’s hard to believe we’re in July already. During lockdown, 2020 seems to be moving at an incredible pace and the team has been busy shifting and adapting to meet the needs of our clients during this challenging period. Not only has this seen us add a number of courses to our online offering, but…

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Setting summer goals: what do you want to achieve?

2020 hasn’t turned out to be the year we all thought it would be. It’s been unpredictable in many ways and in some cases it has thrown off our routines, delayed our progress and stalled business objectives. It’s not been without its challenges and as we continue to navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Virtual learning etiquette – the do’s and don’ts of online training

Online learning has many benefits. It means that you and/or your team can continue working on personal development flexibly, at a location that suits you and it’s certainly a cost-effective solution. This option is something that has proved pivotal during the coronavirus outbreak where more legal professionals are working remotely, and we’ve seen many firms…

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BARBRI Altior takes HRA assessment online

BARBRI Altior introduces online HRA assessment for the first time Solicitors to qualify to practice advocacy in higher courts online Training provider continues to work alongside SRA to support training and development opportunities Legal UK training provider, BARBRI Altior, has announced the launch of its online Higher Rights of Audience written assessment this week. This…

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