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BARBRI Altior ensures legal trainees can fully qualify for their PSC entirely online

BARBRI Altior to deliver FBS exam online with SRA approvalTrainee solicitors can fully qualify for their PSC digitally for the first timeTraining provider continues to enhance its Live Online offering Legal training provider, BARBRI Altior has announced the launch of its online Financial and Business Skills (FBS) exam for the very first time this week….

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New look, same Altior

As you’re reading this on our bold new website, you’ll have already noticed that we have a new look at Altior. No, this isn’t a spring clean of our brand, but it’s a revamp that we’ve been working on for the last few months to celebrate and mark our new partnership with BARBRI. It’s been…

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Time tracking, training and staying ahead: Our top tips for working remotely

Technology is a wonderful thing. For many, it has been business-critical over the past few weeks, with many businesses and firms now working from home amid the Coronavirus outbreak, and some teams will undoubtedly be experiencing this style of working for the first time. With this in mind, we’re positive that firms will be implementing…

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Are you working on your wellbeing during COVID-19?

As many of us work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, not only are we moving less (most of us anyway) which can have a negative impact on our physical and mental wellbeing in itself, but we are also surrounded by negative news, facing increased pressure from working away from the team, and some will…

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The evolution of legal training – what’s next?

The legal training landscape is undoubtedly changing – from the highly anticipated introduction of the Solicitor’s Qualifying Exam (SQE) in autumn 2021, to the potential reintroduction of the Continuing Competence statement, we anticipate that we’ll see quite an evolutionary step-change over the coming months. Not only will these changes set the tone for the future…

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The story of Altior, as told by John Loosemore…

What’s your name and current role at Altior? I’m John Loosemore and I’m a trainer specialising in Advocacy at Altior.  I initially set up Lawyers Planning Services, which evolved into what is now ‘Altior’, but more on that a little later… What was your professional history prior to setting up Altior 40 years ago? I…

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Why CPD should still be a priority for you and your organisation

The SRA’s high profile move away from the annual minimum 16 hour CPD requirement has been well documented and most in the profession will by now be aware that the change will be fully implemented by 1 November 2016 and phased in from this spring. But does this really mean the end of (Continuing) Professional…

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How to Get Noticed: Top 5 Desired Skills and Attributes

Desired skills and attributes of junior lawyers vary from firm to firm, but there are a large handful of common themes. We’ve listed our top five here. (We’ve not included intellectual ability in the list – that’s a given!) 1. Relentless enthusiasm and resilience The life of a lawyer will throw up a variety of challenges, including long…

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Advancing your law career with the Professional Skills Course

If you want to be a solicitor, you will need to complete a Professional Skills Course (PSC) as part of your training contract, building on the foundations of the Legal Practice Cours (LPC). You’re probably thinking, oh no, not more training! But rest assured it’ll all be worth it as this is the last push…

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Which size law firm is right for you?

Large, medium or small, whichever size law firm you choose to lay your roots there are advantages and disadvantages to both. It all depends on your own preferences and which one you feel is right for you personally. Try not to get trapped in to the mind set of chasing the highest salary with the…

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