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by Legal Training - Tuesday, 21 August 2012, 11:49 PM

Our website is currently undergoing a major upgrade. Men at WorkWe are working hard to ensure that your experience as a user is not affected, and ultimately it will be improved. In the meantime, if you do experience any little glitches whilst using the website, please bear with us, and feel free to let us know if you have any particular problems.

E-mail us at: help@legaltraining.co.uk with the details.

 
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by Legal Training - Wednesday, 16 May 2012, 11:56 AM

Autism Awareness for Legal Professionals - 1 CPD hour

We are thrilled to launch a new 1 CPD hour course this May. "Autism Awareness for Legal Professionals" is an accredited course written by Amanda Millmore, informing you and helping you to understand more about autism spectrum disorders and the difficulties that people with autism face.Triad of impairments

The course is accredited for 1 CPD hour by the Bar Standards Board for 2012 and by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority, and suitable for CILEx CPD. Our online course materials are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and upon successful completion of the multiple choice assessment at the end of the course, you can automatically access your completion certificate.

At just £15 + VAT per CPD hour, this is a cost-effective way to learn more about autism spectrum disorders. The course is packed full of useful online resources, combined with a straightforward guide to the basics of communicating with a person with autism.

Why did we decide to offer a course about autism awareness? The recent case of ZH v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2012] EWHC 604 (QB) highlighted the difficulties which arose when police officers lacked any knowledge or understanding of autism. The case resulted in a young man with autism suffering personal injuries due to an assault and false imprisonment, as well as damages under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 for unlawful disability discrimination, following the police officers' poor handling of a situation. With a little knowledge of the young man's autism, all of this could have been avoided. The judge emphasised the need for better awareness of autism in the public services, and this could equally apply to those in the legal profession who deal with so many members of the public on a daily basis, including those with autism.

With an estimated 1 in 100 people with autism in the UK, it is a condition that is undoubtedly going to affect someone that you, as a legal professional, deal with at some point, either as a client, a witness, a juror, or a victim. With a little information and some insight into the condition, you will be better prepared to help that person with autism to communicate and more effectively participate in the cases that you are handling.

Amanda Millmore, the author of this course, is not only a former barrister, but also the parent of a child with autism, so has a foot in both camps so to speak. She has lectured education professionals about autism spectrum disorders and how best to communicate with and help children with the condition, meanwhile she deals with it on a daily basis in helping her son to make his way in the world. With knowledge and understanding of the condition, it is possible to make small changes to the way that we communicate, to help the person with autism to cope and to engage in communication themselves. Amanda is keen to raise awareness of autism, to help her own child, but also all children and adults with autism, as the more awareness that there is in our society, the smoother the path for all those affected. A bit of understanding goes a long way, and this is particularly so for a hidden disability like autism.

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Understand what an autism spectrum disorder is.
  • Recognise the particular difficulties faced by people with autism and help you to identify when someone may be experiencing these difficulties.
  • Understand how best to approach someone with autism, to help them to communicate.
  • Understand how special measures and witness intermediaries may be relevant for a person with autism.
  • Find suitable online resources to assist you in your dealings with someone with autism.

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Court Search

Our fantastic Court Search app has been available on Android phones for some time, but we are really pleased to be able to launch it today for iPhones and iPads.
Court SearchAvailable for just £1.99 from the iTunes store, you can download it now, and have all the Court details that you may need at your fingertips on your favourite device. 

Select the Court that you wish to search for from the list, or input the name into the searchMenu Court Search bar. Find out its opening hours, contact details, address and useful telephone numbers. One click takes you to the map of the Court's location, or provides you with directions to get you there.

For certain Courts (the Royal Courts of Justice, various Crown Courts and the Principal Registry of the Family Division) you can also access the day's listings without having to navigate away to the HMCTS Court listings websites. For criminal cases in the Crown Courts, you can access up to the minute case progression information via the XHIBIT systeCourt Searchm, which informs you of the status of cases in the Crown Courts.

For just £1.99, this app could make your daily life so much simpler, with all of the Court information that you need at your fingertips.

 
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by Legal Training - Wednesday, 14 March 2012, 2:16 PM

The Bar Standards Board revamped their website not so long ago, but unfortunately the CPD course database has not yet managed to be updated. As a result you won't find any current courses (either ours or from other providers) available to view. BSB CPD Database

The "Upcoming Events" section is empty, and the "Online Courses" section contains only historical course data, as you can see, our 2008 courses appear first in the list. It does go on to include all of our accredited CPD courses up until the end of 2011.

We just wanted to reassure all of our customers that despite the shortcomings of the BSB website and course database, every single one of our 2012 courses have been accredited for the 2012 CPD year - you can buy any of our current courses safe in the knowledge that they have been accredited by the BSB for 2012.

Of course as an accredited provider for the Solicitors' Regulation Authority, our courses are all accredited for solicitors too. CILEx do not accredit courses themselves, but any courses accredited by the SRA or other professional bodies (like the BSB) are considered suitable for CILEx CPD.

If you have any questions, please drop us a line - help@legaltraining.co.uk

 
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by Legal Training - Wednesday, 29 February 2012, 12:23 AM

Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 - 1 CPD hour

We are thrilled to launch a new 1 CPD hour course this February. "Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act 2005" is an accredited course written by Lucy Series, and offers a great introduction to this complex area of law. The issue of mental capacity can arise in any area of practice, so it is worth making yourself aware of the basics, and this course fits the bill perfectly.MCA CoP

Accredited for 1 CPD hour by the Bar Standards Board for 2012 and by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority, and suitable for CILEX CPD, this course is a convenient way to familiarise yourself with the latest information in this area online, or refresh your knowledge. Our online course materials are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and upon successful completion of the multiple choice assessment at the end of the course, you can automatically access your completion certificate.

At just £15 + VAT per CPD hour, this is a cost-effective way to keep up to date with issues of mental capacity. The course is packed full of useful online resources, combined with a straightforward guide to the basics about mental capacity.

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Lucy Series writes about mental capacity on her blog The Small Places and you can follow her on Twitter @TheSmallPlaces.

 
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by Legal Training - Sunday, 5 February 2012, 11:03 AM

The snow has returned, much to the delight of children (and the young at heart). Fantastic for building snowmen or sledging, not quite so fantastic if you need to get somewhere though. Snowman

Why not take advantage of the enforced slow-down to get ahead with your 2012 CPD? No need to leave the comfort of your desk and venture outside to do your CPD; our accredited online training is here whatever the weather, easily accessible, simple to follow and very convenient as you can stop and start and finish whenever it suits you. All at a realistic price as well.

Our courses are accredited by the Bar Standards Board, Solicitors' Regulation Authority (reference DKR/AMLT) and suitable for members and fellows of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Congratulations are due to ILEX which received its Royal Charter on 30th January 2012 - fellows are now Chartered Legal Executives, and members belong to the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

 
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by Legal Training - Wednesday, 18 January 2012, 1:03 PM

Just a quick post to let you know that thanks to some supremely efficient work at the Bar Standards Board, all of our courses have been accredited for the 2012 CPD year for barristers. They are accredited from the 1st January 2012 until 31st December 2012.

All of our courses are also accredited for the Solicitors' Regulation Authority CPD scheme as we are accredited providers (reference DKR/AMLT). As a result of the BSB and SRA accreditation, all of our courses are suitable for ILEX members and fellows; ILEX does not offer separate accreditation.

As we have blogged about previously (December 2011), we automatically upgraded all barristers with outstanding 2011 courses, enrolling them in the 2012 version, at no extra charge. So if you are wanting your courses to count for the 2012 CPD year then you must do the 2012 updated version.

If you think that you have outstanding 2011 courses (ie. you have not completed the multiple choice assessment for the course, therefore do not have the certificate of completion) and you think that we have not automatically enrolled you in the 2012 version, then please do contact us via e-mail to help@legaltraining.co.uk telling us which courses are affected, and we will sort it out for you.

Please note, this offer does not apply to people who received a free 2010 to 2011 upgrade for their courses.

2011 CPD year BSB Accreditation - all of our 2010 and 2011 courses were accredited by the BSB for the 2011 CPD year.

As always, any queries or questions, please drop us an e-mail to help@legaltraining.co.uk

 
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by Legal Training - Wednesday, 18 January 2012, 12:10 PM

At this time of year, with barristers needing to complete their CPD Record Card for the Bar Standards Board by the 31st January, we often get a lot of queries about which courses people have completed over the last year or where they can find their completion certificates?

So, here is a simple guide to make life that little bit easier for you.

Once you have successfully completed the assessment for each course, you can access a Completion Certificate on our website, which you can print out for your records, and for submitting to your regulatory body.

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One way to do this is to click on the certificate icon in the "My Recent Courses" box on your personalised homepage; the image shows you where you can click to be taken directly to the certificate.

Method Two

Alternatively, you can find a complete list of certificates in the "My Account" section.

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The Main Menu box is located on the left hand side of your personalised home page. At the bottom of the list, you can find the "My Account" option, which takes you to your list containing your profile details, registered courses, invoices and certificates, as well as any vouchers that you have earned for referring a friend to us.


Once you click on "My Account" you can use the tabs to choose which Certificates pictureoption you wish to view. If you are looking for a complete record of your certificates, then click on the "Certificates" tab under "My Account".

This tab shows you all of your Completion Certificates at a glance, so you can see the date when you successfully completed each course's assessment. Click on each course title to see the certificate for that course and you can then print it out for your records.

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Check your e-mail inbox for a message from us on the date that you completed the course (sender's e-mail address will be either admin@legaltraining.co.uk or info@legaltraining.co.uk depending upon when you completed the course). The e-mail will be entitled "Course completion confirmation", and it contains a link taking you directly to the certificate for that particular course (you will need to login to our website).

We hope that this simplifies the process for you.

Rest assured that we also send an e-mail directly to the Bar Standards Board confirming successful completion of your CPD hours. The Solicitors' Regulation Authority and ILEX don't require this of us.

If you have any questions or queries that are not answered here, then please do get in touch with us: help@legaltraining.co.uk and we will be happy to help.



 
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by Legal Training - Sunday, 1 January 2012, 11:22 AM

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

2012 Courses Launched

We have launched our 2012 accredited courses today (just a few minutes past midnight in fact). So you can be sure that you are undertaking the latest, most up to date training. What is more, we have kept them at the same low price of just £15 per CPD hour - making our training some of the mHappy New Yearost cost effective around. We are still offering our fantastic multiple purchase discount of 25% for purchasing 12 hours or more.


You can no longer purchase our 2011 courses.

What about outstanding, uncompleted 2011 courses?

Barristers

Our 2011 courses are only accredited by the Bar Standards Board for the 2011 CPD year.

For the 2012 CPD year you will need to do our 2012 courses. Today we have automatically upgraded any barrister with an uncompleted 2011 course assessment to the 2012 equivalent course, at no charge. If you think that we have missed you out, please send an e-mail to help@legaltraining.co.uk and we will resolve the problem for you.

Please note - this free upgrade only applies to customers who purchased 2011 courses, we will not be automatically upgrading people who received the 2010 to 2011 free upgrade.

Solicitors & Legal Executives

For solicitors and legal executives, you can still do our 2011 courses if you have already purchased them, and they remain accredited into 2012 as we can self-accredit courses under our Solicitors' Regulation Authority CPD accreditation. If you have an uncompleted 2011 course and would like to upgrade it to the 2012 version, just send an email to help@legaltraining.co.uk and we will do that for you for no additional charge.

Thank you for your continued custom in 2011. We look forward to providing you with more CPD in 2012.

 
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by Legal Training - Wednesday, 28 December 2011, 11:18 AM

Christmas is over, and the leftovers are still piled up in the fridge. The end of the year and the excitement of New Year's Eve is hurtling towards us, which means that there are just 4 days left of the 2011 CPD year.

Barristers and legal executives are busy finishing off their 2011 CPD points, and we have the perfect solution for those elusive last few hours needed urgently.

Our online accredited CPD training is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including throughout the festive season. It is ideal as you can complete it whenever and wherever you like. You can stop and start the training, which means that you can stop to go to the pantomime, or entertain visitors, knowing that you can resume the course when you have the time.

With instant access to our courses, and immediate results of the short multiple choice assessments you can complete your 2011 CPD with confidence, knowing that you have successfully completed the hours, and with a printable online completion certificate to prove it. For barristers we also automatically e-mail the Bar Standards Board confirming completion of CPD hours for their records.

Why not get started now - so that you can see in the New Year without worrying about finishing off your CPD!

To help you, any unfinished 2011 courses will be automatically upgraded to their 2012 accredited equivalents in January, to ensure that you are always completing the most up to date courses available. You don't need to do anything, we will automatically enrol you in the New Year.

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