News release

Training for Tomorrow events: A new approach to continuing competency

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has launched its second round of Training for Tomorrow 2014 stakeholder engagement roadshows.

The events will provide information and an opportunity to discuss the SRA’s proposals for reforming the current approach to Continuing Professional Development , as outlined in the consultation published on 5 February. The consultation is open for comments until 2 April 2014.

All those interested are invited to attend the events, which will be held in Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds, London and Liverpool, and will be CPD accredited. Delegates will hear a presentation on the proposals, followed by an opportunity to ask questions and offer comments and feedback.

Julie Brannan, SRA Director of Education and Training, said: "Our role is to provide confidence to consumers of legal services that those we regulate are competent to deliver the standards they expect. By focusing more rigorously on competence we believe we can provide this assurance whilst increasing the flexibility for entities and individuals to determine training and development according to their own needs.

"We would like to hear the views from a wide range of stakeholders on our proposals."

Those interested can book a place at one of the following here:

  •  Wednesday, 12 March, 5-7pm – The Law Society, 5th Floor, Capital Tower, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff CF10 3AG 
  •  Thursday, 13 March, 5-7pm – BPP Bristol, Grove Avenue, Bristol BS1 4QY 
  •  Monday, 17 March, 5-7pm – BPP Leeds, Whitehall 2, Whitehall Quay, Leeds LS1 4HR 
  •  Monday 24 March, 2-4pm and 5-7pm - The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL 
  •  Thursday 27 March, 5-7pm – Liverpool Law Society, 2nd Floor, The Cotton Exchange, Bixteth Street, Liverpool L3 9LQ 

Places are strictly limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those unable to attend a roadshow, the SRA is hosting a lunchtime webinar on Tuesday 25 March, and places can be booked here:

Book a place for the webinar

The consultation can be accessed here:

Go to the consultation

Feedback on the proposals is also encouraged through the Training for Tomorrow dedicated microsite