News release

Webinar to explain the new approach to continuing competence

Legal professionals are invited to join a continuing competence webinar and to put questions to its SRA hosts: Richard Williams, Senior Policy Executive in Education and Training and Education Researcher, Mary Costello.

More than 300 people have already registered for the hour-long event to learn about the new requirements around Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and there are still places available.

From 1 November 2016 the current requirement for individual solicitors to undertake 16 hours of CPD activity will change. The impact of these changes will be explained in an hour-long webinar on 16 October 2014 from 12.30 -1.30 pm. The interactive event is an opportunity to hear more about the new structure, understand how it impacts on the 14/15 CPD year and what the timetable for implementation is.

Richard Williams said: "Individual solicitors and entities can voluntarily move to the new approach from April 2015. Our new approach provides freedom and flexibility for individual solicitors and entities to identify and determine how they ensure ongoing competence to deliver a proper standard of service to clients.

"As we move towards full implementation in November 2016, we now need to make a number of changes to our existing CPD regulations and administrative processes that support the current requirements. The webinar is an opportunity to find out the best way to approach the changes."

Register for the 16 October webinar.

 
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