Professional Development (CPD) – Solicitor’s Professional Development working towards the SRA’s Competency Statement.
SRA Competency – All of our courses advertised below will satisfy Part B (Legal Technical Practice) of the SRA Competency Statement.
So why choose Sills & Betteridge LLP for your Professional Development?
1. We employ a range of quality speakers who specialise in different areas of law to deliver high quality training to our delegates;
2. We offer quality training in the Lincolnshire area which saves local solicitors’ firms money on travel expenses;
3. We offer training at a reduced cost and offer discounts for group bookings;
4. Our course materials are written by our speakers, are tailored to each individual course, and are updated before the course to ensure that the delegates are receiving the most up to date information; and
5. Interaction between delegates and speakers is encouraged to help understanding.
How will you record your continuing competence?
You will be provided with a certificate at the end of each course. On the reverse of the certificate you will be able to reflect on your learning activity and record your tangible outcomes which can be retained and produced at a later stage as evidence of your continuing competence.
How do I book?
Please use the booking facility below, or alternatively, please email email@example.com to request a course booking form.
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Intermediate/Update Level – Competence – B – Technical Legal Practice When and how to apply for an order to be set aside – case law and procedure Bankruptcy, IVAs and family law Pension sharing – current thinking Child maintenance for adult children for university education – what to advise Spousal maintenance – how much and for how long? What income should be taken into account i.e. bonuses and dividends and how long should these be shared for? The new single tier pension, what does it mean for family lawyers and is there any sharing possible? How to deal with foreign pension assets following the case of Goyal v Goyal (no…Find out more »
This session will provide a review of current issues in Wills, Administration of Estates and Trusts together with developments from the Court of Protection and the OPG. The precise content of this session will depend on developments over the next few months but will look at recent case law and statutes and examine the implications for private client practitioners. It will include the latest on the Residence Nil Rate Band and EU Succession Regulation. SPEAKER Professor Lesley King is the Private Client Practice Head at the College of Law, Bloomsbury. She is co-author of Wills, Taxation and Administration: A Practical Guide by Barlow, King and King and…Find out more »
1. Varying Disposition of Estates This session will consider the most common ways of varying the disposition of estates: post-death variations and IHTA 1984, s144. Post-death variations are familiar to practitioners but there are a number of traps. This session will look at the traps and will highlight some more unusual uses of post-death variations. The introduction of the residence nil rate band inevitably means that we will be making increased use of IHTA 1984, s144. The section is extremely useful but has a number of pitfalls which this session will consider. 2. Will Drafting Tips and Traps This session will examine some common prob SPEAKER Professor…Find out more »
Intermediate to Advanced - Competence – B - Technical Legal Practice Our annual practical update of matters of interest to the residential property lawyer. The final content will reflect developments right up until the date of the course. In particular, however, it will include:- FRAUD: latest developments – Dreamvar v Mishcon de Reya – what should we be doing to protect our clients – and ourselves?? Solicitors’ liability to Land Registry in cases of Fraud? Rentcharges – beware ‘draconian’ remedies for non-payment Co-ownership – what are our obligations on advising buyer clients? How can we comply with these - Minkin v Landsberg; Turner v Bromets Jackson Heath LLP What can we…Find out more »
Intermediate to Advanced - Competence – B - Technical Legal Practice Our annual practical update of matters of interest to the commercial property lawyer. The final content will reflect developments right up until the date of the course. In particular, however, it will include: Assignments to a tenant’s guarantor; more issues with s 25 L & T (Covenants) Act; Liability for business rates; Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for Lettings of Commercial premises More problems with break notices; Late applications for relief from forfeiture; Implied terms to prevent works that interfere with a tenant; Preventing the acquisition of prescriptive easements; New easements ‘invented’ by the courts; Problems with easements on sales of…Find out more »
Intermediate/Update Level – Competence – B – Technical Legal Practice The course will encompass a comprehensive look at the key case law and legislative developments across aspects of private children law and procedure. Changes brought about through the Family Procedure Rules, Children and Families Act and the Child Arrangements Programme will be considered. This will be an interactive seminar with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to analyse key themes and case law throughout the day. Some of the key areas to be covered will be: Parental Responsibility Issues Private Children Law: Key Updates Enforcement of Orders Domestic Abuse and Fact Finding Hearings Leave to Remove Cases Children Giving…Find out more »
Intermediate/Update Level – Competence – B – Technical Legal Practice The course will encompass a comprehensive look at the key case law and legislative developments across aspects of public children law and adoption. Changes brought about through the Family Procedure Rules, Children and Families Act, and the Public Law Protocol will be considered. This will be an interactive seminar with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to analyse key themes and case law throughout the day. Some of the key areas to be covered will be: Emergency Protection Interim Care and Removal Contact and Assessments Fostering and Processes s.38(6) Directions Instructing Experts Public Funding Update Threshold Placement Orders and…Find out more »
Intermediate/Update Level – Competence – B – Technical Legal Practice Colin Beaumont returns to Lincoln on the 27th October in order to present this all-day course in relation to advising suspects at the police station stage. A very important part of the case and we all need to know how to achieve the best outcome for the client whilst the matter is still at the investigation stage. Sometimes, admittedly, an almost impossible task! The following 12 items are merely a sample of that which will be discussed on the day: - 1. The new Section 9 of the Specification – that part of the Crime Contract covering police station work…Find out more »
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