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legaltraining.co.uk www.legaltraining.co.uk - fully accredited online CPD from a well-established provider. Courses accredited by BSB, SRA & suitable for CILEx. £16 per CPD hour. Multi-buy discounts available. 100% Online - immediate test results & completion certificate, 24/7. Family, Criminal, Civil, Property, IT Skills, Mental Capacity.

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  • Guide to Legal Web Resources 2014 - legal commentaries online, electronic evidence, European legal resources
  • Guide to Legal Web Issues 2014 - privacy, digital copyright, website images, Bitcoin, BYOD, big data
  • Social Media and eBusiness for Solicitors 2014 - platforms, marketing, social media monitoring, surviving Google
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    The Lawyer provides the most comprehensive, searchable database of training and networking events for lawyers available. It offers access to over 5,000 courses and conferences covering a wide range of practice areas, skills and management courses from over 40 of the leading training providers and conference producers. You can register to receive a CPD/Events Update email.

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority on CPD provides information on CPD requirements and lists certified CPD course providers by subject area. There is also a list of distance learning course providers. However, these are lists of course providers rather than courses as such.

    The Bar Standards Board provides information about CPD requirements and hosts a data base of CPD courses. You can search for courses by subject, date, location, type of course etc.

    The listing of individual course providers (and coaching providers) follows:
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    Act Now Training is a company run by Ibrahim Hasan and Paul Simpkins specialising in all aspects of data protection, Freedom of Information and surveillance law (RIPA and RIPSA). The website includes free webcasts and podcasts on these topics which are eligible for CPD credits from the SRA and ILEX. There is also a Twitter feed to keep you up to date with the latest information law news.

    Anglia DNA Services Limited offers expertise in DNA testing for legal purposes including immigration and family law cases. They are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to offer ‘The Use of DNA testing in Legal Practice’ designed for solicitors and professionals interested in gaining an understanding of the use of DNA testing for paternity and other family relationship issues (see the website for more details). Courses are held throughout the UK and a service tailored to particular firms or local authorities can also be provided.

    APIL training comes from The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is the rebranded version of its former successful training division, the College of Personal Injury Law (CPIL). APIL has been running Law Society CPD accredited training events for fifteen years and has a wealth of experience in developing the most practical up-to-date courses, delivered by leading speakers, either publicly or in-house. APIL training now runs over 150 personal injury training events nationally each year. Topics cover a wide range of subjects and are geared towards giving personal injury lawyers a thorough grounding in the core areas of personal injury law, whilst keeping lawyers thoroughly up-to-date in all subjects.

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    Beyond the Brief provides professionally tailored practical competency based training on Leadership, Management, Diversity, and Client Relationship Management for the legal profession. Since 2003, Ann Page has been delivering courses in these areas as well as coaching lawyers (in-house and private practice). All training and coaching is CPD accredited. She has written 'Managing External Legal Resources' published by ICSA in 2007. This can be odered on the site.

    Birmingham Law Society offers a large number of training courses on many areas of law and practice management.

    BPP Law School is a leading provider of professional legal education in the UK with over 4,000 students based nationally across 4 sites based in Leeds, London (Holborn and Waterloo) and Manchester. Both full time and part time courses as well as distance learning courses. The courses use a unique mix of academic and practitioner lecturers, course materials prepared in partnership with numerous law firms, and innovative pro bono projects.

    Bristol Law Society organises three full day conferences a year in the areas of Civil/ Commercial Litigation (June), Property Law (September) and Private Client (October). They also have a strategic partnership with Central Law Training and offer a diverse range of specialist legal and skill based courses, workshops and webinars at discounted prices

    British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) exists to advance the understanding of international and comparative law, and to promote the rule of law in international affairs. It has played an important role in providing research, advice, and strategic consulting services in law reform projects around the world. Training courses have been designed for a variety of participants including judges, government legal advisers, leading practising lawyers and court officials. The Institute is able to provide initial needs assessment, customised programmes designed for specific requirements and training by leading practitioners and professional bodies in the United Kingdom.

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    Cardiff University Professional Development Unit offers training and assessment in relation to the Law Society Police Station Accreditation Scheme for representatives and for those solicitors hoping to qualify as duty solicitors (Law Society Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme). The training is approved by the Law Society for CPD purposes.

    Central Law Training is the largest provider of CPD law training in the UK offering around 3,000 conferences, courses and webinars nationwide per year. Qualifications are also provided for Paralegals, Accreditation of Police Station Representatives, Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme, Immigration Accreditation and Re-accreditation and Chambers Administration.

    Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee offers a programme of seminars, conferences and professional development courses that are attended by delegates from government, ministries, academia and industry, providing those attending with a global forum for theoretical and practical interaction. These courses, for the natural resource and energy sectors, include negotiation skills, petroleum regulation and licensing, managing contracts and agreements, arbitration and dispute management skills. Courses are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and CEPMLP are also an Energy Institute approved training provider.

    City Law School runs legal skills courses for solicitors, accountants, healthcare practitioners and other professionals, drawing on the collective knowledge and skills of staff in the School. They are pioneers in practical legal skills training and trainers all have practical legal experience and many are leaders in their field. They offer in-house and public courses and are accredited by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority for the provision of CPD.

    Civil Court Users Association exists to represent the interests of organisations that use the Civil Courts in England and Wales. Amongst other activities, they offer CPD courses to their members - 45 hours of CPD, free of charge.

    CPDcast is a UK-based service producing and distributing CPD podcasts for legal professionals. Fully accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX), CPDcast was launched in autumn 2007 to allow solicitors, barristers and other legal professionals to fulfil their annual CPD requirements by listening to professionally-recorded podcasts about their chosen area of law. There are over 300 podcasts available from over 200 contributors from leading chambers, firms and other organisations. Visit the site to find out more about the service, how it works, any latest offers and how to become a user.

    CPD Training (UK) is a specialist legal skills training company with expertise in advocacy and communication, Higher Rights, arbitration advocacy, negotiation and dispute resolution. It is accredited by the SRA to conduct assessments in Higher Rights of Audience. Its clients include some of the major City and European firms and its trainers have taught around the world.

    CrimeLine is a specialist company set up by Andrew Keogh and Paul Lewis. They provide courses in criminal law and practice. They are also offering free CPD on the site. You receive a weekly Updater (by email) on criminal law covering new cases, legislation and criminal law news. At the end of the month, you can answer 12 multiple-choice questions online and if you get at least 9 of these right (with the questions being marked automatically and the result being available straight away) you are provided with a certificate allowing 1 hours CPD. This allows 12 hours CPD to be obtained in the year - and all free. You can register on the site and also view past issues. The email Updater is read by 16,000 lawyers each week.

    This site is an excellent resource for criminal solicitors. Now there is free CPD too.
    Criminal Solicitor Dot Net provides criminal practitioners with news (frequently updated) and resources on criminal law and criminal contracting. The site is principally run by Gavin Burrell of BTMK Solicitors in Essex. The site offers access to forums to discuss criminal law and contracting issues and provides a case law updater and legislation updater to keep members aware of impending or recent changes in criminal law. You have to register to be a "member" but it is free. There is also a weekly email newsletter on which free CPD (1 hour a month) can be earned. The site also incorporates several blogs and newsfeeds - Diary of a Criminal Solicitor, The Law West of Ealing Broadway, and The Policeman’s Blog (all reached via the site as above). These blogs contain the news items available on the site but are "filtered" according to these categories.

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    Datalaw came into being in 1999 as a practitioner led CPD provider with a distinct mission: to provide reasonably priced CPD learning in what was then an overly expensive marketplace. You can choose from more than 200 CPD hours available to download 24/7 in many areas of law and prices are very reasonable - Only £499 per year for the whole firm or £199 for an individual.

    Delia Venables and Nick Holmes provide a series of logo saying NEW CPD courses for barristers and solicitors. The courses are interesting and varied, as well as inexpensive. The are carried out online. They can be purchased either for an individual or for a firm or chambers.
    Social Media and eBusiness for Solicitors 2014
    Guide to Legal Web Resources 2014
    Guide to Legal Web Issues 2014
    Useful, interesting and low cost. Make the most of the legal web and earn your CPD at the same time!

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    Eastwood Training (Simon Eastwood) is a CPD accredited trainer running courses on personal impact, networking, influencing and performance management. Courses are highly interactive, practice based experiences so the person attending can put the learning into action right away.

    Employment Cases Update is a new service for employment lawyers from Bath Publishing that provides free access to the full text of key employment law cases as they are published, from the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and EAT, starting from January 2010. Many of the cases have been sourced from existing free resources but are convenient to find in one place, rather than having to search across these other sources. The text is all free to view and users can also sign up for a free weekly newsletter or a RSS feed. Associated with the case reports is a modestly priced CPD facility costing £64 a year.

    Enjoy Legal Learning was founded by Sarah Fox and provides SRA CPD-accredited learning and development courses for lawyers dealing with the non-contentious side of construction law. As a former construction lawyer, she specialised in MF/1, bonds and guarantees, and letters of intent. She is author of the 500-Word Contract, a micro-contract for construction projects, and an Associate Lecturer for the University of Salford.

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    Family Law Week is a free site for family lawyers, covering developments in divorce, ancillary relief, private child law, public child law and cohabitation. (You have to register, but it is free). Each week, there is:

  • news, covering consultations, policy announcements and reports
  • cases, with the latest publicly available judgments from Casetrack, Court Service and Bailli. For significant cases, there will be a digest with the full text of the judgment. Where a case significantly alters family law and practice, there will be a commentary highlighting the impact that the case will have.
  • articles from leading family law writers.
  • legislation, with details of all new SIs, together with a link to the full text of the legislation; progress of Bills will be tracked.
  • resources, with useful links and documents such as updated Family Proceedings Fees.
    All available information can be searched on the site and there is also a "print ready" issue of Family Law Week which can be downloaded from the site (also free). The site provides CPD courses which are based around each month's new material. There is a new course each month. Courses are multiple choice. Users complete the course online, it gets marked online immediately, the user is informed of success or failure, if they have failed they can retake as many times as they like at no extra charge. The user also builds up a training log with date passed, number of CPD points etc. They can also print out a pdf certificate for each cousre passed. Family Law Week is accredited by the Bar Council and ILEX as an external course provider.

    Financial Training Associates offers an extensive range of introductory, intermediate and specialist CPD courses which can be delivered at a location to suit. FTA are accredited with the Solicitors Regulation Authority for appropriate courses for lawyers. They can tailor the courses to meet any specific needs and are happy to provide completely bespoke training solutions. The courses are rigorous, commercially relevant, up to the minute and (even) fun.

    fresh is a new company providing professional development for lawyers at all levels and in all types of practice. Fresh specialises in skills and management training tailored to meet client needs and delivered in- house. fresh also offers professional development, public relations, pro bono and community affairs consultancy services.

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    HJT Training Limited provides dynamic and practical training in a range of specialist areas, including human rights, immigration law and practice and management and diversity issues for legal and human resources professionals. Set up and run by barristers, they also specialise in presentation and advocacy skills.

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    The Institute of Legal Finance and Management (ILFM) is a not for profit organization dedicated to the education, support and promotion of excellence for everyone working in the legal finance and management sector. The ILFM provides nationally recognized qualifications through distance learning correspondence Diploma and Associate courses. The ILFM also run one day and half day seminars across England and Wales on a selection of legal finance and practice management topics. Titles include; COFA workshop, COFA – A Practical View, SRA Accounts Rules, Practice Management, Credit Management, VAT for Legal Finance, Introduction to Legal Finance Department and Financial Management in the Legal Department.

    Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs was founded in 1990 to promote the excellence and professional recognition of Legal Secretaries and PAs. They are a professional organisation with Students and Members throughout the UK and overseas. The Institute provides nationally recognised qualifications and helps people with their legal secretarial careers by giving advice, support and career guidance. The Legal Secretaries Diploma course provides the legal knowledge and skills needed to work as a Legal Secretary. There are evening classes in London throughout the year and also Distance Learning available.

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    Jordan Publishing Seminars offer high quality, value for money training, starting from £99 per delegate. They are fully accredited as training providers by the Law Society, ILEX and the Bar Council for the purposes of continuing professional development. The programme includes courses on: Family Law, Children Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Charity Administration and Financial Reporting, Insolvency, Company Secretarial Administration, Criminal Law and Human Rights.

    J T-W Consulting Ltd provide Management Training and Lexcel Familiarisation courses which are Law Society CPD accredited and range from 1.5 hours to 12 hours. They can be customised and delivered on firms’ premises as well as at venues throughout England and Wales. Formed in 1998, J T-W Consulting Ltd is a business consulting company specialising in the legal sector. It supports solicitors with Strategy, Business Development, Training and Lexcel Implementation.

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    Kaplan Altior is a leading UK provider of management consulting services and skills training courses for lawyers. Each year they tutor thousands of professionals in the UK and abroad as well as advising a large number of firms on a consulting basis. They have been providing training and consulting services to the legal profession for over 30 years and aim to bring the best out of our clients by delivering the Professional Skills Course (PSC), Trainee Litigation Programme (TLP), Higher Rights of Audience and a range of other CPD courses. All courses are accredited for CPD purposes by The Law Society, The Bar Council and The Institute of Legal Executives. Courses include Advocacy, Civil Litigation, Legal Aid, Clinical Negligence, LSC Contract Compliance & Management Audits, Commercial, Crime, Management Course Stage 1, Management Course Stage 2, Employment, Practice Management, Family, Professional Skills Course, Higher Rights of Audience and Property. Together with their sister companies Kaplan Law School and Kaplan Hawksmere, they offer legal training for all stages of a legal career.

    Kate Shepherd Associates is a training company specialising in employment law training in the Midlands. Kate is a qualified solicitor and worked at a senior level within private practice before setting up the company. She has brought together a team of experts in employment law, HR, management development, health and safety, communication, cultural and behavioural change, diversity, workplace mediation and psychology.

    Katherine Long Associates is a Law Society approved provider of CPD credited coaching to solicitors, operating from the West Midlands. She provides One to One Coaching, CPD Credited Coaching for Solicitors, Team Coaching, Coaching for Intercultural Competencies and In-house Coach Support.

    1 King's Bench Walk, a leading set specialising in Family Law, hold four CPD accredited conferences per year, to assist solicitors to keep their knowledge up-to-date and at the forefront of family law. They are held in January - Child Abduction; April - Matrimonial Finance; May - Public Law Children and October - Private Law Children. See the website for more details of all these courses. 1kbw are market leaders for both finance and children and are "the actual and future heavyweights of the family bar" (Chambers and Partners 2014).

    Kintish have helped thousands of people become confident and effective networkers by offering business networking tips, techniques and training. They provide CPD courses for lawyers in business networking and business development.

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    LawSkills is a specialist training and consultancy business designed to help Private Client practitioners. Gill Steel set up the business over 14 years ago and has gained an enviable reputation as a compelling seminar and conference speaker. Whether your team needs to understand the basic principles of law, build upon skills they already have or receive practical and incisive technical updates we can offer a speaker to provide the right type of Leadership training, coaching, Wills, Probate, Trusts or Tax training for you, your firm, conference or event. The website provides a free online day-to-day resource for practitioners with articles and blogs. It is also possible to download for a fee - notes, podcasts and videos with supporting materials. Different training all in one place and tailored for the private client specialism.

    Lawtalks is a Community Interest Company running training courses for solicitors, barristers, para legals, charities, and members of the public. The aim of Lawtalks is to provide local courses at reasonable prices around the UK. They are accredited for training courses for solicitors. These are lecture style with questions and discussions. They also offer in-house seminars at solicitors' firms.

    Lawyers in Business is dedicated to developing, coaching and supporting in-house lawyers. They run workshops and webinars accredited for SRA CPD on how to orchestrate legal services, manage legal departments and deal with the ongoing challenges with which in-house lawyers are confronted.

    Lawyers Online offer Online CPD, a way of earning up to 75% of of your annual CPD requirement via distance learning by studying material on their web site and answering a set of questions. It has the major benefit that you can take the CPD approved course before you spend any money (Try before you Buy). All you have to do is read the course material on this web site (listed under Courses in the menu). Then fill out the Questionnaire. Once completed it will tell you how many CPD Points you are entitled to.

    The Law Society provides CPD training seminars, conferences and networking events for members across England and Wales and internationally. You can search for upcoming events on the site and book online.

    LBS Legal is a niche practice with high level expertise in every aspect of professional conduct and the duties, obligations and liabilities of solicitors, including: the regulatory framework, including the SRA Accounts Rules, Code of Conduct and Authorisation Rules; training, qualification and continuing professional development; practice structures and solicitors’ monopolies; accepting and carrying out instructions; professional relationships and ethics; competition and restraint of trade; professional misconduct, regulatory investigations and prosecutions; financial regulation; and other matters. As well as consulting on these topics, they provide CPD training and have trained over three thousand solicitors so far. Their courses are delivered on-site in consultation with the firm's wishes and requirements. The training is always face-to-face and may include lectures, seminars, workshops or one-to-one coaching as they believe that this is the most effective learning method.

    Legal Action Group provides a programme of continuing professional development courses which are designed to meet the needs of legal aid practitioners, advisers and voluntary sector professionals.

    Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG), comprising membership of firms and not-for-profit organisations across England and Wales, is a leading representative body for the legal aid sector. They provide ‘Pop-Up’ courses that offer key training on civil legal aid in the post-LASPO world and Management Course Stage 1 for newly qualified solicitors. Their annual conference consists of the latest developments in the legal aid sector.

    Legal Finance Professionals Limited (LFP) provides SRA accredited CPD training courses to the legal sector offering a full schedule of public courses throughout England & Wales or via in-house training. Our courses cover a range of regulatory and compliance topics including SRA Accounts Rules, SRA Handbook, Acting as a Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA), Acting as a Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP), VAT for Solicitors and Money Laundering Regulations 2007. You can opt in to receive information about new courses as they become available. The company also offers advice and guidance to firms of solicitors on regulatory compliance issues ranging from a full SRA Compliance Health Check inspection to assisting firms or individuals who find themselves in difficulty with the SRA.

    Legal Training is a well-established, accredited online CPD provider for barristers, solicitors and chartered legal executives. The website offers reasonably priced, instant access, online CPD courses covering a range of practice areas and subjects; family law, criminal law, property law, civil law, complaints handling, mental capacity, vulnerable clients, social media and IT skills. Courses cost £16 per CPD hour with a range of courses from 1 to 3 CPD points, and a multi-buy discount offer of 12 CPD points for the price of 9. There is also a no quibble money-back guarantee. Established in 2004 by Amanda Millmore a barrister (currently non-practising) and an IT professional, the courses offer interesting, informative ways of obtaining CPD. The whole process is completed online. Accredited by the Bar Standards Board and Solicitors' Regulation Authority and suitable for CILEx CPD, the property and general courses are also accredited by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.

    Liverpool Law Society was founded in 1827 and now has over 2,100 members in practice in Merseyside area and the surrounding areas. It is one of the largest local Law Societies in England and Wales. Membership is broad and varies from practitioners engaged in high value commercial work to complex charity work; from Maritime law to legal aid. The Society runs its own significant CPD programme which both members and non-members can attend. Special events and exhibitions are also arranged such as the Judges’ Question Time whereby delegates put questions to local senior judiciary on chancery, civil, crime and family matters. There is a separate Employment Law Judge’s Forum at which the Regional Employment Tribunal Judge answers your questions. Rates are competitive and members of the Liverpool Law Society receive additional discounts. All courses are accredited by the SRA and ILEX. Bar Standard Board accreditation available on request.

    LGG is the Local Government Group, comprising all solicitors employed by local authorities in England and Wales. They work in close association with ACSeS - the Association of Council Secretaries and Solicitors and organise 100 legal training events each year, focussed on the training needs of public law/local government practitioners. They provide legal updates, basics and advanced courses, management courses, skills training and tailor made courses. Since 1987 they have provided training for over 50,000 delegates attending over 2000 training events. The Law Society, The Bar Council, ILEX and many organisations for CPD purposes, accredits LGG.

    Local Government Lawyer is a free online publication for lawyers working for and advising local authorities. There are ongoing (up to date) news stories and analysis, with daily updated content from a team of experienced legal journalists as well as features from local government practitioners and leading private practice lawyers. Together with LGG (see above) they have recently launched Local Government Law TV which provides a wide selection of webinars and podcasts across the full range of local government legal practice. The courses are delivered by leading practitioners from private practice, the Bar and in-house. The site is accredited for CPD with the SRA and the BSB.

    London Legal Training was established in May 2000 by solicitor and lecturer Nigel Lipton to provide both in house and public courses and conferences for solicitors, barristers and other professionals. Speakers at the courses and conferences are acknowledged leaders in their field. As well as providing courses and conferences on general practice areas, London Legal Training also runs more specialist courses and conferences such as conferences on Media, Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law and Sports Law.

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    Pitman Training London, in High Holborn & Notting Hill, are leaders in touch typing courses, secretarial courses, shorthand, bookkeeping courses and IT courses. There are nationally recognised diploma programmes and in particular, the Legal Secretarial Course.

    Pitman Training Centres in Ireland is the largest independent training network in Ireland. The company provides computer courses and office skills computer training to businesses and individuals alike and offers the Legal Secretary Diploma.

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    MASS (Motor Accident Solicitors Society) is a national non-proft making association of solicitors representing the victims of road traffic accidents. MASS has been lobbying the Government for over 20 years to ensure and protect the rights of the accident victim.
    MASS Training is the training organisation associated with MASS. They provide a wide range of personal injury courses for paralegals, solicitors and secretaries that are cost effective, interesting and interactive.

    MHA and MCA Law is run by Dave Sheppard and runs accredited CPD courses on all aspect of mental health law.

    MBL Seminars was established in July 2003 to meet the training and development requirements of the professional service firm sector. Producing the highest quality seminars on Management, Business and Law-related topics, they only use speakers who are leaders in their fields of expertise. You can opt in to receive emails about new courses as they are available.

    Mental Health Law Online is an internet resource on mental health law in England & Wales, primarily for mental health practitioners, to which anyone can contribute. There are three sections to this website:
    i) Caselaw; regularly updated commentaries on the cases, with links to the full text judgments on Bailii. (Bailii contains nearly every judgment, but no specific commentary.)
    ii) Legislation; The full text of, and a simple and up-to-date commentary on, the Mental Health Act 1983, the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and related legislation.
    iii) General articles to explain the concepts and terminology used in the caselaw and legislation sections and practical guidance for lawyers.
    The site has been set up by a mental health solicitor. There is now also a SRA-accredited CPD scheme based on the information on the site. Each month there is a multiple-choice questionnaire based on the updates made to the site that month. The CPD scheme is £60 per annum, and can earn a solicitor 12 points.

    Money Laundering Resource offers a very wide range of AML training materials relating to the UK and worldwide. There are DVDs, interactive e-learning with automatically recorded assessments, and printed booklets, to build into a firm's own compliance training programme. MLROs can demonstrate compliance via system records as lawyers earn CPD points for completing the anti-money laundering/anti-bribery learning course and awareness test.

    Mosaic Learning specialise in working with Professionals and Managers who want to improve Time Management & Personal Productivity so they can achieve more of what really matters, feel less stressed & enjoy better Work/Life Balance. The courses are accredited by the SRA for CPD points

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    Netlaw Media is a U.K based conference and events organisation which delivers high quality strategic law events, conferences and training programmes to the U.K and European legal sectors. They specialise in producing highly informative programs that deliver cutting edge presentations conducted by renowned U.K, European and Internationally acclaimed speakers. Events integrate a formulated blend of strategies, case studies and interactive discussions and workshops to enable law firms and their staff to gain a leading edge in a constantly evolving and demanding marketplace.

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    Obiter Training Limited is an innovative training organisation based in the Midlands which offers courses in niche areas of law. Obiter was established in 2009 by experienced lawyers who understand the importance of lifelong learning, not only in the field of UK Law, but that which links it to social issues and positive community building. Obiter pledges and continues to offer free seats to delegates from voluntary organisations in keeping with its ethos of promoting education to all.

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    Potential Unearthed is a North West based company run by husband and wife team Mike & Sarah Ode. They provide CPD accredited business coaching, personal development and management development to Law Firms. They also deliver Management Course Stage One.

    Practical Law offers a wide range of conferences, online training videos and practical workshops, with a strong focus for in-house lawyers. The courses provide insight and training on the latest legal developments and deliver real value to the organisation by equipping participants with practical tools to gain a competitive advantage. The new blended learning solution is sector-focused and designed to give all participants the opportunity to learn, develop and network in formats that are relevant to them. There are training and events to cover:
    * Industry sectors - such as construction, energy, financial services, life sciences and retail
    * Practice areas - commercial, company, employment, dispute resolution, intellectual property, personal injury and property
    * Job function - including a GC leadership series, law firm leadership, company secretaries and knowledge managers, as well as business and practice management skills.

    Practical Lawyer is a magazine from Legalease consisting of a digest of many legal sources and which also provides CPD. You have to subscribe to the journal and pay an extra fee, but then users can gain up to 75% of their total yearly CPD requirement. The scheme currently has well over 1000 users and has been in operation for over 17 years.

    Professional Solutions is a training and consultancy company in areas of professional development, HR training, professional solutions, and consultancy. Bringing together leading barristers chambers and expert speakers from the wider legal field, training events provide maximum benefit from a continuous professional development legal training programme suitable for lawyers, solicitors and barristers. All Professional Solutions training is CPD accredited by the Law Society and the Bar Council.

    Progressive Legal offer CPD from regional based venues at highly competitive prices. There are over 1,500 courses planned each year, spanning a range of areas of law. You can search using town, title, geographical or subject area. They offer a membership scheme which provides various benefits and in-house courses are also available.

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    Sheffield & District Law Society run a training programme on a wide variety of topics, available to both members & non-members.

    The Society for Computers and Law (SCL) offers a range of CPD accredited courses on IT law, e-commerce, data protection and allied topics. The SCL Web site offers news and articles and access to recordings of meetings and seminars. SCL is an educational charity and its seminars, group meetings and conferences provide cost-effective training for those able to attend in person; all qualify for CPD. Discounted rates for attendance apply to SCL members. Membership costs £95 pa and members get free access to online courses based on podcasts of meetings and the SCL magazine content which enable them to gain 75% of their CPD requirement online.

    Socrates Training provides online training for all compliance needs:
    - anti-money laundering
    - SRA Code of Conduct
    - anti-bribery
    - equality and diversity
    - SRA accounts rules
    There are PSC electives on nine subjects including commercial property, corporate, litigation, employment and contract. COLP & COFA service provides compliance partners with what they need to meet their obligations. CPD accredited. Socrates has over 1000 loyal subscribers from large City of London firms, to sole practitioners.

    Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA), based in Chancery Lane, is a not-for-profit cross professional member association of mediation practitioners that delivers training and CPD in representing parties at mediation. They are BSB accredited advocacy trainers and also internationally recognised. They were established in 2007 and have around 400 members including firms, chambers and individuals. They also offer full mediator training.

    Stubb Legal is an accredited distance learning course provider, supplying downloaded audio lessons which recount all the latest legal developments. Areas covered include Civil Litigation, Commercial, Family, Property/Probate, Criminal and General Practice. Each audio recording is approximately 1 hour long, and therefore worth 1 CPD point. A free sample download can be obtained on request.

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    the SOLICITORS group is a major player in the area of CPD for Solicitors. With over 20,000 regular lawyer customers and a membership of over 1,250 law firms, they offer a choice of 17 events across the UK, including Scotland and Northern Ireland. Each 2 or 3 day event offers a range of 6 hour conferences covering all of the major legal practice areas. The SOLICITORS group's flagship conference and exhibition, held at Olympia in London in the Autumn, attracts over 3000 solicitors each year. A 6 hour conference costs as little as £99 to attend for both members and non-members. As well face-to-face CPD, they offer a range of recorded and online CPD, as well as bespoke in-house training.

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    University of Law (previously the College of Law) offer CPD courses and in particular the very popular Legal Network Television (LNTV) which has provided high quality professional video training for tens of thousands of solicitors throughout the UK.

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    Web4law provides a range of in-house training courses and webinars on compliance topics, including:
    · Money laundering, terrorist financing and mortgage fraud
    · Equality and diversity
    · The Legal Services Act and the SRA Handbook
    · Client care and complaints handling
    · Data protection
    The company provides a subscription based compliance updating service which incorporates advice on Lexcel applications and SRA compliance programmes. All training is CPD accredited by the SRA.

    Wilberforce Chambers delivers a full range of quality interactive seminars, in-house training and networking events throughout the year, designed to keep you up to date on the latest legal and commercial issues.

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    Xpl Professional Skills Training provides bespoke in-house advocacy, procedural and professional and management skills training for lawyers. It specialises in written advocacy, effective persuasion and negotiation, mediation and other ADR, appellate and tribunal advocacy, time-management, client relations, delegation and appraisal. Clients include Herbert Smith, Norton Rose, Lovells and Burges Salmon; and through Mitchell LC, Allen & Overy.

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