Rely on the most comprehensive, up-to-date legal content designed and curated by lawyers for lawyers
Work faster and smarter to improve your drafting productivity without increasing risk
Accelerate the creation and use of high quality and trusted legal documents and forms
Streamline how you manage your legal business with proven tools and processes
Manage risk and compliance in your organisation to reduce your risk profile
Stay up to date and informed with insights from our trusted experts, news and information sources
Access the best content in the industry, effortlessly — confident that your news is trustworthy and up to date.
With over 30 practice areas, we have all bases covered. Find out how we can help
Our trusted tax intelligence solutions, highly-regarded exam training and education materials help guide and tutor Tax professionals
Regulatory, business information and analytics solutions that help professionals make better decisions
A leading provider of software platforms for professional services firms
In-depth analysis, commentary and practical information to help you protect your business
LexisNexis Blogs shed light on topics affecting the legal profession and the issues you're facing
Legal professionals trust us to help navigate change. Find out how we help ensure they exceed expectations
Lex Chat is a LexisNexis current affairs podcast sharing insights on topics for the legal profession
Discuss the latest legal developments, ask questions, and share best practice with other LexisPSL subscribers
LexisNexis In-house hosted over 60 in-house lawyers for a breakfast workshop on the new SRA regime. Ann Page, previously an in-house solicitor with over 25 years’ experience and now a leading trainer, ran the interactive session which examined what in-house lawyers need to do for the SRA Statement of Solicitor Competence and the tools to make it easier. The event was chaired by Sophie Gould and supported by the C&I Group and Douglas Scott.
Requirements of the regime
From 1st November 2016 practicing lawyers will no longer be required to complete 16 CPD hours a year. However, the SRA is introducing the responsibility for lawyers to undertake training and development to ensure that they comply with Principle 5 of the SRA Principles (2011) - that they are able ‘to deliver a proper standard of service to their clients’. This will involve lawyers reflecting on their current performance levels and undertake further development required.
The Competency Statement has the following four parts:
The Statement is also supported by an underpinning Statement of Legal Knowledge and a Threshold Standard, which reflects the standard at which an individual can practise safely and effectively use the title of solicitor.
What you need to do to be ready for November 2016
Competence A2 requires that you reflect on your capability and potential in your day-to-day role for your organisation, and that this is documented. So now there is a requirement for in-house lawyers to self-assess their sk
Access this article and thousands of others like it free by subscribing to our blog.
Read full article
Already a subscriber? Login
0330 161 1234