Continuing Competence: Where’s The Evidence?

Posted by Alan Pannett on 07-Aug-2017 15:08:54

When the time approaches for solicitors to make their Annual Declaration we ask: where’s the evidence base for doing so?

Every year, at about the same time, solicitors make their Annual Declaration in order to renew their practising certificate. This is also the ‘season’ when professional indemnity insurance is renewed and insurers enquire of the insured’s solicitors whether there are any notifications or circumstances of which they need to make the insurer aware.

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Topics: Continuing Competence, SRA

Continuing Competence: Ethics, Professionalism & Judgement

Posted by Alan Pannett on 31-Jul-2017 14:05:32

Ethics, professionalism and judgement are business critical skills for all solicitors throughout their careers. These skills are needed from day one of qualification to retirement. The SRA has recognised this by setting them out in Section A of the Statement of Solicitor Competence and requiring that all solicitors reflect on their practice and their learning and development needs in relation to ethics, professionalism and judgement.

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Topics: Continuing Competence, SRA

Mapping Your Learning & Development To The SRA Statement of Solicitor Competence

Posted by Alan Pannett on 25-Jul-2017 11:47:54

It all seemed so simple under the old CPD regime. You just had to attend 16 hours of CPD courses, record the training you had attended (or ask HR how many CPD hours you had clocked up) and then submit a simple return to obtain next year's practising certificate. Not so now under the new SRA Continuing Competence regime - or is it? 

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Topics: SRA, Continuing Competence

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