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?
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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 Issuest 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/Advanced Level – Competence – B – Technical Legal Practice This part of the day will cover: • Land Registry problem areas (spotting triggers for registration and the effects of not applying; avoiding registration gap problems; ensuring priority protection; working with restrictions on dispositions; current thinking on chancel repair and manorial rights; and a case law update). • An update on SDLT affecting residential property lawyers (including the current rules on the 3% surcharge). • Avoiding property fraud. • Grounds rents, long leases and the alternatives for imposing a service charge. • The Code for Homebuilders. • General case law update on matters affecting residential property transactions. SPEAKER: Alan…Find out more »
Intermediate/Advanced Level – Competence – B – Technical Legal Practice This session will provide a comprehensive review of recent developments over the next few months and will examine the implications for private client practitioners. The content will depend on what happens in the next few months but it is likely to include: Statutory developments, including: The new ISA regulation The latest on DOTAS and IHT Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 Recent Cases on IHT business and agricultural relief Decisions on the areas of wills, trusts and professional practice with particular emphasis on lessons to be learned and good practice, including: Re Exler Legg & Burton v Burton Macmillan Cancer Support…Find out more »
Intermediate/Advanced Level – Competence – B – Technical Legal Practice This part of the day will cover: • Using the 3rd Edition of the Standard Commercial Property Conditions in sale agreements. • Problems arising with options agreements and conditional contracts. • Commercial landlord and tenant update (breaks, surrenders, assigning, sub-letting, 1954 Act termination). • Risk management: the easily overlooked practical problems that arise with easements. • Other recent commercial property law developments (current through to October 2018), analysing all other recent and relevant property law cases, legislative and regulatory developments and consultations that have arisen in the current year. SPEAKER: Alan RileyFind out more »
Intermediate/Advanced Level – Competence – B – Technical Legal Practice Inheritance Act Claims: The Supreme Court decision in Ilott v Blue Cross, while not earth shattering, had some helpful points. This session will consider: Implications of Ilott v Blue Cross The Act and non-contentious practitioners Will drafting Dealing with estates where there is a possible claim Recent Cases Roberts v Fresco Lewis v Warner Sargeant v Sargeant Current Issues in the Administration of Estates Life gets no easier for PRs. The precise content of this session may vary depending on events in the next few months but is likely to include: The RNRB and PRs: Points to watch The Trusts…Find out more »
Colin Beaumont returns to Lincoln on Friday 19th October in order to present this all-day course in relation to advising suspects at the police station stage. A very important part of any criminal 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 20 items are merely a sample of that which will be discussed on the day: The new Section 9 of the Specification – that part of the Crime Contract covering police station work which came into force on the 1st April 2017 Commencing proceedings…Find out more »