We have a stand-alone programme running on Friday 9th May 2014 at the Royal Faculty in Glasgow. This provides for 6 hours of TCPD or CPD, with potential for an additional two hours of accredited independent study. The meeting runs from 9am until 4pm, and a sandwich lunch will be provided. The meeting will be addressed by a senior official from the Law Society on the question of client relations and regulation of solicitors. This module is designed to clarify the whole position regarding client complaints, the SLCC, inadequate professional services, professional misconduct and the discipline Tribunal. It is perhaps an unwelcome area, but it is of the utmost importance and must be fully understood by all practitioners.
Senior officials from the Legal Aid Board, aiming mainly to bring us up-to-date with the current, much improved procedure for application and stage reporting, will also address the meeting. If you wish to join this meeting you are invited to submit email enquiries beforehand for discussion on the day.
Finally, David Preston will address the meeting on the increasingly important topic of mediation. It is now broadly recognised that litigation as a process has very serious problems; in the longer term it is to hoped that the Gill reforms will be enacted and take matters forward, in the meantime mediation is immediately available and is widely seen as the solution to many of the problems of litigation.
The programme for the day is attached below. You can apply by email to email@example.com. The programme is costed as a full day seminar at £90.
For full information on the joint SLAS/RFP TCPD click here