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Are you ready for the new CPD system?

As solicitors prepare to switch to the continuing competence regime, Jennifer Williamson considers whether much will change in practice for the profession

6 October 2016

In less than two months there will be a requirement for all solicitors to move

to the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) new continuing professional development (CPD) system, if they have not done so already.

Tick-box system

The old system, which called for a minimum of 16 hours of CPD a year, gave an enviable certainty to what was required, with a fixed goal to work towards that did not seem too onerous but also not so minimal as to have little impact in developing professional skills.

However, it perhaps encour...

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