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Regulation will not of itself fix the problems law firms face over CPD

By Nicola Jones, Director, Athena Professional

17 February 2014

Why do UK law firms allow their lawyers time and money to learn? Is it because:

  • lawyers have to do 16 hours of continuing professional development (CPD);

  • staying up-to-date with the law is essential;

  • lawyers need to develop business skills such as team building, project management and business finance;

  • learning is an essential element of a progressive organisational culture; or

  • clients expect excellence?

Your response to the above is likely to affect how you view the Solicitors Regulation Authority's (SRA's) proposals for reforming CPD. As part of its Training for Tomorrow agenda, three options for reform are proposed:

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