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Due to the difference in guidelines between the SRA and the Bar Standards Board, CPD points are awarded differently for Solicitors, Barristers and Legal Executives:

Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Regulated by the Bar Standards Board:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 accredited CPD point (60 minutes)

Regulated by ILEX:
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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to introduce listeners to the work and function of public notaries. Notaries are a mysterious corner of the legal profession in England and Wales which is dominated by the main branches: solicitors and barristers. That said, notaries perform an important function in relation to international matters and documents needing to be used abroad.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the way to become a notary public;
  • Understand the work of notaries;
  • Understand the notary’s role as a legal advisor and how it differs from the role of barristers and solicitors who give legal advice;
  • Be aware of the weight to be attached to the work of a notary as against the same task performed by a barrister or solicitor;
  • Be aware of the role of notaries within the legal system.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Sources and References:
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This podcast, with a dual qualified barrister and notary public is about the work of notaries and the role they play within the UK’s legal system.

Podcast added: 09/11/10

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-05-31

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