Gaining experience of the litigation process is an essential part of a legal training contract. Our two-week Trainee Litigation Programme is designed to give trainee solicitors experience equivalent to that gained during a contentious seat, offering an ideal alternative for trainees who may not intend to practise in this area. The course is two parts, consisting of five days of face-to-face tuition, practical exercises in the classroom and individual written work to give you a dispute resolution portfolio covering the main issues in commercial litigation. This is followed by a second week in the legal advice centre advising clients on a pro bono basis. You can choose to do only the classroom part of the course if you would prefer to organise your own pro bono week.The programme is available as in-house training, with a limited number of public places available for interested individuals and can be delivered throughout the year to meet your requirements.
The programme is aimed at trainee solicitors who may not intend to practise in litigation – as an alternative to undertaking a contentious seat as part of their training contract, but this does not preclude a trainee from changing their mind at a later stage. Training can be completed between seats or while another seat is in progress.
The programme consists of five days of face-to-face tuition and one week of practical experience in one of our Legal Advice Centres. In addition, trainees feedback on the work they submit to the tutor to form part of their dispute resolution portfolio.The face-to-face tuition is delivered by our highly experienced trainers at a time and location to suit you – either at one of our centres, your premises or an appropriate third party venue nationwide. Training is highly interactive and uses realistic exercises and scenarios to accurately mirror practice, taking trainees far beyond the level of the LPC. The following topics are covered:
Trainees gain practical litigation experience by taking part in a one week placement at our well-equipped London Bloomsbury Legal Advice Centre. Trainees are supervised by qualified solicitors and work mainly on cases relating to landlord and tenant matters, leasehold disputes, and immigration bail.Cases before the Tribunal Representation Property Service involve representing tenants before the tribunal including case preparation. Immigration cases involve the trainees in taking initial instructions at the immigration removal centre, they consider the merits of any application for bail and work on obtaining sureties, preparing cases and for any advocacy before an immigration judge.Throughout the programme, trainees will be asked to keep a record of their training and learning points in a Litigation Learning Portfolio. This will include the drafting exercises carried out on days one to four.
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Training can be delivered either at one of our centres, your premises or an appropriate third party venue nationwide. Legal Advice Centre training takes place at our London Bloomsbury centre.
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Course fees vary according to requirements. Please contact us directly for a personalised quotation to meet your needs - see 'Contact details' tab on this page.
The programme can be delivered throughout the year to meet your requirements. Please contact us to discuss your needs - see the 'Contact details' tab on this page.
If you’re an individual trainee looking to book a public place or to discuss how we can meet your organisation's requirements, and for general enquiries, please call our Client Contact Centre on 0800 289997 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re an individual trainee looking to book a public place or to discuss how we can meet your organisation's requirements, please call our Client Contact Centre on 0800 289997 (UK), +44 (0)1483 216000 (international) or e-mail email@example.com
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