Junior Lawyers

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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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 turning education into knowledge requires a special kind of teaching

One of the greatest quotes of all time, when it comes to learning came from Benjamin Franklin, one of the United States founding fathers. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn,” he said. Well over two centuries since these wise words were first uttered, they remain as …

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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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