A lawyer working with private clients needs the confidence and knowledge to represent them in a variety of areas from trusts to taxation to estate planning.Our Private Client Structured Training Programme has been designed by experts in private practice to reflect the way recently qualified solicitors develop their knowledge and skills. The eight modules can be taken together or individually and focus on the key specialist topics and core issues lawyers need to master to get their career in private practice off to the best possible start. The course is available on an in-house basis.
This structured programme of eight face-to-face modules is designed to provide junior private client lawyers with a comprehensive introduction to the core issues that arise in private client work. Training is available on an in-house basis for organisations with a number of delegates or through membership of our private client training consortium. All modules can be taken on a stand-alone basis or as part of a structured programme, allowing organisations to select topics to suit their specific needs.
The University of Law offers a structured training programme covering the principal areas of private client practice that solicitors could encounter during their first three years of qualification. The course will assume that delegates have taken the LPC Private Client Elective, or acquired an equivalent level of knowledge through working in practice. Delegates will find advantageous the knowledge gained from the PSC Private Client Elective.The training programme provides progressive development of technical expertise and skills, reinforcing experience gained in the office. The modules are interactive and focus on practical tasks, such as drafting/problem solving, with a minimum of formal lecturing. The tutors’ objective is to stimulate learning that can readily be applied to client work, in a friendly and purposeful environment.Delegates will receive concise notes covering relevant law and practice, together with any case study documents in advance of each module.The programme is organised as follows:
Through the use of case studies and drafting exercises, this module develops technical skills in the following areas:
This module consolidates and develops delegates’ understanding of the taxes central to all private client work, with consideration of the following:
Topics covered comprise:
The aim of this module is to familiarise the private client solicitor with possible claims against an estate or trust, and ways in which they could be prevented. It does not cover running an action. Issues considered are:
Issues dealt with during taxation days 1 and 2 will be revised and the learning reinforced by the use of exercises requiring the completion of computations (supplied in outline and with full answers distributed)
This brings all preceding modules together through the use of various case studies. Topics covered are:
For further information about the programme, please contact the Professional Development Division on 01483 216264 or e-mail email@example.com
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Organisations select a relevant programme from our list of eight face-to-face modules, which can be attended individually or as part of a structured programme. Modules are then delivered by our highly experienced trainers at a time and location to suit you.
The modules available are as follows, with further information on each module listed above:
Attendance will enable participants to:
Modules can be delivered throughout the year to meet your requirements.
In-house training can be delivered either at one of our centres, your premises or an appropriate third party venue nationwide. Consortium training can be delivered either at one of our centres, a consortium member’s premises or an appropriate third party venue nationwide.
In-house course fees vary according to requirements. Consortium course fees are split between the organisations attending according to delegate numbers. Please contact us directly for a personalised quotation to meet your needs.
To discuss how we can meet your organisation's requirements and for more information, please call our Client Contact Centre on 0800 289997 or e-mail email@example.com
We go to great lengths to ensure that the information provided is correct at the time of publication. However, we reserve the right to withdraw or change, for any reason and without notice, any of the programmes and/or to alter tuition fees, locations, entry requirements and/or the facilities and/or services available from or provided by or on behalf of the University. Please note that the choice of subjects may be limited by considerations of timetable, staffing and/or available places on a course.
Each day of training is accredited for six CPD hours.
We also offer our Private Client Training Consortium (PCTC). To find out more about our Consortia training programmes please contact our Client Contact Centre on 0800 289997.
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