CPC

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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Deal or No Deal?

Great negotiators have a broad range of negotiation skills.  What’s more, they realise that these skills aren’t confined to the negotiation itself, and that a successful outcome depends on getting a clear understanding of the client’s objectives at the outset. Whilst perhaps an obvious point, there are a host of factors to be considered.  For example, the …

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Why being a good lawyer means being a good business person

With qualification comes responsibility. Good lawyers need technical skills but they also a variety of business skills that will evolve with your career. We’ve listed a few of the most important ones here. Business development and networking Although firms don’t expect their trainees and junior lawyers to engage in a large amount of business development …

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Continuing competence, an opportunity for law firms

Solicitors, like many other professionals focus their learning and development on the expertise which is central to their role; which for solicitors is law.  As firms today require their legal professionals to take on the role of trusted business advisors guiding clients towards the best resolution, solicitors are now expected to know more than just …

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