Qualified solicitors and law professionals are required to undertake CPD (continuing professional development). CPD requirements are determined by the SRA (Solicitors’ Regulation Authority), with the CPD year running to 31 October. Solicitors are encouraged to assume responsibility for their own development by choosing from a wide range of activities relevant to their professional responsibilities and personal development. All solicitors who are in legal practice or employment, or who work 32 hours or more per week, are required to complete a minimum of 16 hours’ CPD per year.
Solicitor and Law CPD courses
At least 25 per cent of the CPD requirement must be met by participating in courses that are offered by providers authorised by the SRA and which require attendance for one hour or more. FTA Ltd is accredited with the SRA as a CPD training provider for solicitors and law professionals (CPD reference number DQQ/FTAL).
CPD points requirements
For more on the course requirements of accounting bodies (ICAEW, ICAS, CIMA, CIPFA and ACCA) please see our section on CPD points.