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Effective RTA litigation training

Over the past 12 months we’ve developed a unique and exclusive RTA litigation training course aimed at fast-track RTA litigators. The course has three modules covering liability, special damages and general damages that are delivered through a series of one-day workshops.

The course is perfect for firms that have bulk RTA work but who don’t have the internal manpower or time to deliver detailed training to those carrying out the work. Our tutors are experienced solicitors and barristers who use a range of teaching methods to deliver this imaginative, highly practical and hugely popular course.

After completing each module, delegates take an online assessment to check understanding and identify any areas where additional support may be needed. These assessments are a great management tool. Not only can you use the tests as part of your recruitment process, but you get to identify your ‘high flyers’!

So ask yourself…does your team know a good claim from a bad one? Do they know their stuff on law and procedure? Do they run their large RTA caseloads as effectively and efficiently as possible?

If the answer is ‘NO’, please get in touch to discuss our programme in more detail. #AskKath 0114 273 8300

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A shiny new website

After several months of sweat and (a few) tears, we’re delighted to be able to launch the all new Kinch Robinson website.

As well as being jam-packed with details of all our courses, our News desk will keep you up to speed on all the latest training developments within the profession, as well as all our news.

There is something on the site for everyone. Whether you’re a training manager looking for some inspiring courses that won’t break the bank, or an individual looking to fine-tune your writing skills via an online training course – this site is the place to be!

Whilst websites are great, we also love to chat in person about how we can help with your training needs. So please pick up the phone and give us a call on 0114 2738300 and ask for Linda Moran.

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New approach to solicitors’ training – from spring 2015

On 21 May, The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) board announced that a new approach to the training requirements of solicitors is to be introduced.

The compulsory 16 hours' training per year is to be scrapped and instead there is to be a shift in focus to 'outcome based learning and development' to ensure the 'continuing competence' of solicitors.

Rather than firms seeing training as a '16 hour box-ticking exercise', the SRA will expect firms to demonstrate that they have a system in place which identifies the training requirements of individuals and firms, and to ensure that the requirements are met. From spring 2015, firms can voluntarily sign up to the new scheme which will subsequently be made compulsory in November 2015.

Gillian Brannan, Director of Education and Training at the SRA, said in an interview that “technology has driven changes to the culture of learning”. At Kinch Robinson, we have witnessed this shift for a number of years and is the reason why we have developed a portfolio of online courses that can be accessed at a time and place to suit delegates.

We therefore welcome the SRA’s announcement and change of approach. Kinch Robinson has always focused on the training needs of a law firm, rather than on the number of hours. All our courses are accompanied with an 'outcomes focused narrative' which also makes your life easier when it comes to recording your training activity!

For a free initial consultation on how we can assist with embracing the change to your firm’s training requirements, please email Kath Kinch . And you can download a Personal Development Record template here.

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Calling time on solicitors’ CPD hours

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The 1st October is traditionally a time of year when solicitors throughout the UK diligently check their CPD record to ensure that they have the requisite 16 hours. With just one month to go until the end of the CPD year, they need to be confident that their training record is in tip-top shape.

This year however, could be the last time that many solicitors look at their CPD in terms of the number of training hours completed.

From spring 2015, the rules are changing which means that lawyers must instead make the shift to 'outcomes based learning and development' in order to ensure their 'continuing competence'.

We’ve previously written a blog on exactly what this means. If you've not already had chance to read it, please take a look:

For the time being, if you've not quite got enough hours, why not take a look at our e-learning courses to see if there's something of interest.

As for next year, we thought it would be useful to give an example of what a 'new' Personal Development Record could look like.

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