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professional legal training

Information for Firms

As one of the UK’s longest-established providers of professional legal education, we pride ourselves in offering quality legal training that gets results for your organisation and employees. Whether for your trainees or qualified lawyers, international associates or support staff, we have refined our courses to deliver flexible, specialist training that will add instant value to your business.

We offer professional legal training across a wide range of practice areas, with both public and in-house courses available. We also provide consortium-based courses and structured training programmes.

All our trainers are qualified solicitors or barristers who have been in practice and have years of experience in designing and delivering the highest quality professional development courses.

We can also tailor a course for in-house delivery to suit your organisation’s specific needs.

For Your Trainees

Your trainees are the future of your organisation and their training is vital to your success. That’s why we have focused on making our Professional Skills Course and Trainee Litigation Programme as effective and flexible as possible, to ensure we can adapt what we offer to your commercial and specialist needs. We have a wide range of PSC elective courses in all main practice areas, meaning we can tailor the training we provide to suit your specialist needs.

Professional Skills Course (PSC)

The Professional Skills Course (PSC) is the final, compulsory part of training for trainee solicitors before qualifying as a solicitor. The PSC should normally take place during a period of recognised training.


Trainee Litigation Programme (TLP)

Gaining experience of the litigation process is an essential part of a legal training contract. Our two week TLP is designed to give you a high level of experience, equivalent to that gained during a contentious seat.


Junior Lawyer Development Programme (JLDP)

The JLDP is designed to prepare your junior lawyers for real-life challenges of the working world – addressing individual training needs and skills gaps, as identified by firms.


For Your Qualified Lawyers

Professional Development is key to your business, helping your teams to stay at the forefront of legal developments. We aim to provide your lawyers with training that will enhance not just their skills but also their reputation and earning potential.

With decades of experience in designing and delivering courses for qualified lawyers we understand the needs of both you and your staff and have developed a wide range of flexible training solutions that can be tailored to your .

Our consortium-based courses and structured training programmes are particularly valued by firms as they provide the highest quality professional development training delivered on a shared-cost basis.

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Post Qualification Development Courses

Structured legal training programmes created for solicitors with 0-3 years post-qualification experience. Designed to upskill delegates in their chosen practice area; Banking & Finance, Commercial Property, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Private Client or Tax Law.

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Higher Rights of Audience (HRA)

Our Higher Rights of Audience course allows your lawyers to represent clients as a solicitor-advocate in the Senior civil or criminal courts throughout England and Wales.

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Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)

In collaboration with the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists, we offer this training course for those specialising in contentious probate and trusts.

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For Your International Lawyers

With technology making the world ever smaller, it’s of great benefit to an organisation to have international associates qualified to practise in England and Wales and home-grown lawyers able to do cross-border work and practise internationally. Giving your employees the opportunity to gain these skills can increase your organisation’s earning power and help to pull in new clients.

We offer practical training, designed and delivered by experienced legal practitioners, with many of our courses available to be studied in the UK or internationally. Thanks to our online and distance learning options you can be sure your employees are provided with training tailored to their needs while remaining flexible to suit their work requirements.

For Your Support Staff

The legal profession couldn’t survive without the specialist staff who work alongside qualified lawyers. Legal executives, paralegals, legal secretaries and clerks in chambers play a pivotal role in the success and profitability of legal teams the world over.

Often these roles are a springboard for further success for individuals and their firms. That’s why we are committed to helping you get the most from your staff by helping them to realise their potential – whether through qualifying as a lawyer or expanding their specialist experience and capabilities in particular fields.

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For general enquiries, pricing and course information, please contact us.

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