Gill explains what kind of training counts towards CPD in this new era of training and maintaining competence

CPD – Gill explains the different techniques to consider when deciding on training for your team

How to perform the roles and tasks required in Private Client practice with LawSkills

Lawskills’ training courses provides –

  • firms with face to face training delivered in-house or online webinars
  • training courses which will assist practitioners in developing and maintaining the level of competence and legal knowledge needed to practise effectively in Private Client Law 

Our web pages are packed with services and learning aids to support a variety of approaches to learning to help you stay on top of changes in Wills, Probate, Trusts, Tax and Elderly Client and add to your Continuing Professional Development.

Each professional body has slightly different requirements for continuing professional development. Links to each organisation’s policy is provided below

  • The lecture was well received by all who attended, there was so much to take in, but Gill, as always, presented it in a way which makes it easier to grasp.  Her notes are also most comprehensive and helpful.

    Chris Howard on behalf of STEP Suffolk & North Essex
  • The well structured course notes, using a chronological timeline which brings in the relevant law and procedure at the appropriate time.  The notes should be a valuable ongoing companion and reference point too.  I felt the course was excellent.

    Dennis Phillips (Wills & Probate delegate) Mayo Wynne Baxter
  • As to quality versus quantity of CPD this is a bugbear since it becomes difficult for the seasoned practitioner to find enticing courses to go to.  Lawskills' ones are always terrific though!!!

    Peter Cox
  • I thought the training was excellent.  The feedback from the team was very positive.  They all enjoyed the way in which the training was presented and found the day very informative. I would certainly use LawSkills again and hopefully there will be an opportunity to do so in the future.

    Nadine Jayes Moore Stephens LLP
  • "The establishment of our in-house training programme was very easy because it required only limited input from us: identification of our objectives and a short discussion with Gill Steel. Gill came back with not only the topic agendas and aims but a proposal for delivery options to meet individual levels of expertise and simple methods for measuring those levels - before and after training. It was a great way to have the programme delivered and an effective approach to our staff’s mixed levels of experience."

    In-house training organiser for a large South Coast firm
  • Gill was fantastic, incredibly clear and able to really still down to the details and how this will affect us in practice.  Incredibly useful and will definately book for more training.

    [relating to a facilitated in-house discussion on the RNRB]

    Jane Cox Private Client Partner, Warner Goodman LLP
  • I have listened to Gill over a number of years now and have always found her sessions to be informative and above all practical. Gill has a realism in her approach that I often find lacking in other presenters. The benefits of booking Gill for an in-house event at Wards is that we expect to see more confidence in the advice being given to clients following the introduction of the Residential Nil Rate Band in April 2017. I believe the session also highlighted areas of risk and points that could otherwise have been easily overlooked when advising clients in this regard.  The Lawskills’ monthly email Newsletter is also interesting as it highlights areas of practice that need special attention.

    Jenny Pierce Head of Wills, Probate & Mental Capacity team | Wards Solicitors