Personal development

Personal development guidance:

The requirement to undertake 16 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) training each year was phased out in November 2016 and replaced by the SRA competency...

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This Practice Note is designed to help you navigate your way through the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Competency regime and utilise the In-house Lawyers’...

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What is continuing competence? The SRA’s continuing competence regime replaced the hours-based CPD regime on 1 November 2016. For further information, see Practice Note:...

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Most of us are chatting from dawn until dusk with family, friends, colleagues and clients, we converse without even pausing to think about it. In this Practice Note, we...

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This note provides practical guidance and tips for in-house lawyers on developing and improving their own commercial awareness. Gaining familiarity with...

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When a question arrives by email, it is probably most convenient to answer it with another email—but what other communication channels are available to us, and how do we...

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This note sets out advice on making the most of your first 100 days as an in-house lawyer. Congratulations on securing your first in-house role! You’ve done the hard work...

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Formal presentations strike fear in to the heart of many of us, but there are a whole host of things we can do to make things easier for ourselves. This...

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This Practice Note provides guidance for mentees and consider what it takes to be a good mentee and whether mentoring the right choice for you. For further guidance on...

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Knowledge management and personal development are hot topics for most organisations and mentoring is a great way to combine the two. Through external...

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From 1 April 2015, solicitors have been able to satisfy their training requirements by ensuring they maintain their competence, rather than slavish adherence to...

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From 1 November 2016 the requirement to undertake 16 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) training each year was phased out and replaced by...

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Being able to influence effectively is an essential skill for any in-house lawyer. Inevitably, there will be barriers for us all when we are building our...

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This Practice Note provides an overview of the SRA Handbook 2011 (the Handbook), focusing on the obligations imposed on in-house lawyers. For further information about...

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On 1 November 2016 the requirement to undertake 16 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) training each year was phased out and replaced by the concept of...

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All disciplines have their own shorthand or language that is understood intuitively by all those with a similar training and education. Unfortunately, it can act as a...

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