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We run regular events, across the UK, to share knowledge and insight on the commercial and legal issues affecting your business.

It matters to us that we’re helping our clients to be the best they can be. 

  • CPD is dead: long live continuing competence - Plymouth

    Date / Time: 28 Feb 2017 / 16:00 - 18:00

    Location: South West PL1 3AE

    The SRA has made significant changes to the way in which all solicitors demonstrate ongoing professional development. This is a mandatory change which directly impacts on and requires action by all solicitors practicing in England and Wales.

    The old system of CPD which recorded a set number of hours training was replaced on 1 November 2016 by a best practice approach which focuses on the outcomes gained from learning and development.

    All solicitors (including in-house lawyers) now need to demonstrate that they are competent to deliver a proper standard of service to clients against the new SRA Competence Statement.  At regular points during the year, you will need to engage in 'reflective thinking' to plan and action your learning and development following the reflective 'Continuing Competence Cycle' and evidence that this has been done. You will be required to make a declaration to the SRA at the end of the practicing year as follows:

    "I have reflected on my practice and addressed any identified Learning and Development needs."

    This is a significant change in approach by the SRA so we are running a series of seminars to assist you with your transition to the new regime, covering the requirements of the new regime and hints and tips for engaging with the 'reflective thinking' process.

    The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception and an opportunity to ask questions and meet with members of the Bond Dickinson team.

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  • CPD is dead: long live continuing competence - Southampton

    Date / Time: 1 Mar 2017 / 16:00 - 18:00

    Location: South East SO15 1GA

    The SRA has made significant changes to the way in which all solicitors demonstrate ongoing professional development. This is a mandatory change which directly impacts on and requires action by all solicitors practicing in England and Wales.

    The old system of CPD which recorded a set number of hours training was replaced on 1 November 2016 by a best practice approach which focuses on the outcomes gained from learning and development.

    All solicitors (including in-house lawyers) now need to demonstrate that they are competent to deliver a proper standard of service to clients against the new SRA Competence Statement.  At regular points during the year, you will need to engage in 'reflective thinking' to plan and action your learning and development following the reflective 'Continuing Competence Cycle' and evidence that this has been done. You will be required to make a declaration to the SRA at the end of the practicing year as follows:

    "I have reflected on my practice and addressed any identified Learning and Development needs."

    This is a significant change in approach by the SRA so we are running a series of seminars to assist you with your transition to the new regime, covering the requirements of the new regime and hints and tips for engaging with the 'reflective thinking' process.

    The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception and an opportunity to ask questions and meet with members of the Bond Dickinson team.

    More information

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  • Informed Counsel: Gender Pay Gap Reporting - Leeds

    Date / Time: 7 Mar 2017 / 08:30 - 10:30

    Location: Yorkshire LS1 4BN

    The new gender pay gap reporting requirements are set to come into force in April 2017 and require employers with at least 250 employees to publish:

    • the overall 'mean' and 'median' gender pay gaps
    • the 'mean' and 'median' bonus pay gaps
    • the number of men and women in each quartile of the employer's pay distribution
    • the proportion of men and women receiving a bonus
    • a signed statement of accuracy certifying that the information is accurate

     
    Although the information does not need to be published until April 2018, the first set of published figures will be based on salary and other payments made to employees in April 2017 and bonuses paid from April 2016 onwards.

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  • Informed Counsel: Gender Pay Gap Reporting - Bristol

    Date / Time: 9 Mar 2017 / 08:30 - 10:30

    Location: South West BS1 6DZ

    The new gender pay gap reporting requirements are set to come into force in April 2017 and require employers with at least 250 employees to publish:

    • the overall 'mean' and 'median' gender pay gaps
    • the 'mean' and 'median' bonus pay gaps
    • the number of men and women in each quartile of the employer's pay distribution
    • the proportion of men and women receiving a bonus
    • a signed statement of accuracy certifying that the information is accurate

     

    Although the information does not need to be published until April 2018, the first set of published figures will be based on salary and other payments made to employees in April 2017 and bonuses paid from April 2016 onwards.

    More information

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  • Informed Counsel: Gender Pay Gap Reporting - Newcastle

    Date / Time: 14 Mar 2017 / 08:30 - 10:30

    Location: North East NE1 3DX

    The new gender pay gap reporting requirements are set to come into force in April 2017 and require employers with at least 250 employees to publish:

    • the overall 'mean' and 'median' gender pay gaps
    • the 'mean' and 'median' bonus pay gaps
    • the number of men and women in each quartile of the employer's pay distribution
    • the proportion of men and women receiving a bonus
    • a signed statement of accuracy certifying that the information is accurate

     
    Although the information does not need to be published until April 2018, the first set of published figures will be based on salary and other payments made to employees in April 2017 and bonuses paid from April 2016 onwards.

    More information

    View the page