CPD – updates to the new requirements

‘All solicitors and registered European lawyers (RELs) in legal practice or employment in England and Wales must comply with the SRA’s continuing professional development requirements or continuing competence requirements. The current CPD system is being replaced by the continuing competence requirements. Solicitors can choose to move to the new system as of 1 April 2015 or they may remain under the old system until 1 November 2016 when they must move to the new system. There are also interim arrangements in place that affect those under the old system.

The new practice note includes advice on getting the most from your CPD by choosing activities most suited to you as a practitioner and to your practice as a business. You can find it here.