Private Client Lawyers: Are you Ready to Declare your Competence?


Certainty National Will RegisterCertainty Expert Webinars are delighted to welcome Mark Solon, Wilmington Legal who will be presenting the next instalment of Certainty Expert Webinar – Private Client Lawyers: Are you Ready to Declare your Competence?

Mark is the Chairman of Wilmington’s Legal Division of which Central Law Training is a major part.  He is responsible for Central Law Training delivers the best products to its customers and that it changes as the legal services market changes.

Lucy joined Central Law Training in September 2011 and leads a team of experienced lawyers developing courses, conferences and webinars.  She is also responsible for Central law Training’s and litigation programme.

“Private Client Lawyers: Are you Ready to Declare your Competence?”

The end of the first full year of the new Continuing Professional Development competency regime for solicitors ends on the 31st October.  Lucy Morrison, Managing Director of Central Law Training and Mark Solon, Chairman of Wilmington Legal will discuss the issues.  

  • Does the new SRA Competence regime mean less training for private client lawyers?
  • An exploration of competency areas and how these relate to private client:
  • Ethics, professionalism and judgement
  • Technical legal practice
  • Working with other people
  • Managing yourself and your own work
  • Look at the different types of training available 
  • Discussion on the different training needs of different private client lawyers
  • A typical training record under the new regime – how would it look?

Lucy Morrison – 

Lucy studied English at Cambridge and after the CPE and LPC trained at Clarke Willmott.  On qualification she joined Wragge & Co where she worked for 10 years in the commercial litigation team. Lucy advised across a wide range of commercial disputes but has particular experience of litigation involving directors duties. Lucy was the lead fee earner in the Court of Appeal case of Wragg v Partco Group Limited involving claims against former plc directors in fraud and negligence. She also acted for the Secretary of State in directors disqualification proceedings for 10 years.

Lucy has always had a strong interest in training and education, reinforced by her time spent as a trustee at Warwick University Students Union and was excited at the opportunity to join Central Law Training, which she has always regarded as the leading provider of legal professional training.

Mark Solon – 

Mark started his career as a solicitor in the City of London, then had his own practice in Greenwich and was the founder of Bond Solon Training. He has an MSc Shipping Trade and Finance from the City University and is an Attorney at Law in California. He is a prolific writer on issues around evidence and frequently appears on TV and radio. He has worked in the Wilmington Group for over 10 years.

Outside work Mark enjoys spending time with his four children, running, yoga and classical guitar.

Please join us for our highly informative, complimentary 1/2 hour webinar taking place on Monday 16th October at 11.30am. Places are limited so click here to register for the webinar now.

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