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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) short courses

Nottingham Law School offer a range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) short courses available to individuals and firms. With a variety of short workshops to develop your skills, from negotiation to understanding company performance, we support you throughout your legal career.

Our courses are recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority as providing legitimate CPD. A certificate of attendance will be provided to evidence attendee's engagement in CPD.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) short courses

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Appearing as an Advocate in the Magistrates’ Courts - Online

Description

Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one day

Indicative maximum class size: 8

Fee: £299.17 + VAT. Ask us if you'd prefer an invoice sent to your company.

This course has been designed to support the new advocate as they prepare to appear in the Magistrates Court for the first time.

The sessions will focus on practical issues for the new advocate and knowledge of basic criminal procedure and evidence will be assumed.  

The course will conclude with a question and answer session with the tutor who will be an experienced criminal practitioner.

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23/06/202323/06/2023£359.00[Read More]
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Pleadings: First Principles and Practice (Civil) - Online

Description

Monday 10 am - 4 pm, one day

Indicative maximum class size: 8

Fee: £299.17 + VAT. Ask us if you'd prefer an invoice sent to your company.

During this course delegates tackle drafting statements of case in the civil courts from first principles.

Delegates analyse the case to arrive at a case theory and develop this as a basis for the structure of Particulars of Claim.

Analysis of Particulars of Claim leads to development of a case theory and structure for a Defence and Counterclaim. Delegates’ skills are then developed further, in the context of a case study, so they are able to draft competent, precise, and concise statements of case.

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24/04/202324/04/2023£359.00[Read More]
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Principles of Practical Case Analysis and Criminal Evidence Handling - Online

Description

Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one day

Indicative maximum class size: 8

Fee: £299.17 + VAT. Ask us if you'd prefer an invoice sent to your company.

This course is suitable for qualified solicitors in the 0–3-year bracket. Some experience of case work is required.

During this course delegates will be able to learn and develop the skills of thorough case analysis and preparation to enable appropriate decisions to be made on plea, preparation for trial, trial tactics, witness orders, witness examination [examination in chief and cross examination] as well as possible legal arguments. This will be done by considering a simple case study.

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24/02/202324/02/2023£359.00[Read More]
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Vulnerable Witness Handling (Civil): Principles and Practice - Online

Description

Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm, one day

Indicative maximum class size: 8

Fee: £299.17 + VAT. Ask us if you'd prefer an invoice sent to your company.

This online introductory course for new advocates will concentrate on the first principles of vulnerable witness handling in the civil courts. Whilst the principles of vulnerable witness handling have been mandated in the criminal for some time, the position was only formalised by CPR Practice Direction 1A.

This course requires no prior knowledge and will provide a useful guide for the newly qualified advocate of up to 3 years PQE.

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17/05/202317/05/2023£359.00[Read More]
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Vulnerable Witness Handling (Crime): Principles and Practice - Online

Description

Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm, one day

Indicative maximum class size: 8

Fee: £299.17 + VAT. Ask us if you'd prefer an invoice sent to your company.

This online introductory course for new advocates will concentrate on the first principles of vulnerable witness handling in the criminal courts.

This course requires no prior knowledge and will provide a useful guide for the newly qualified advocate of up to 3 years PQE

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19/04/202319/04/2023£359.00[Read More]
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Witness Statements: Principles and Practice (Civil) - Online

Description

Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm, one day

Indicative maximum class size: 8

Fee: £299.17 + VAT. Ask us if you'd prefer an invoice sent to your company.

The preparation of witness statements has become something of a contentious issue in recent years, resulting in adverse judicial comment, several Guidance notes, and Practice Directions, not least in the Commercial Court.

This interactive course seeks to address some of those concerns, especially for new practitioners, by taking the task of drafting a witness statement back to the first principles of evidence and evidence gathering, ensuring compliance with the relevant case law and Guidance.

This course requires some prior knowledge and experience of drafting witness statements and will provide a useful guide for the newly qualified advocate of up to 3 years PQE

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07/06/202307/06/2023£359.00[Read More]