Podcast Location:
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Part of:
SRA Handbook 2011 CPD Training Bundle
Categories:
Practice Management, Marketing & Skills
CPD Points:
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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)
Listen only, gain ½ a CPD point (30 minutes)

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

Regulated by ILEX:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
Listen only, gain ½ a CPD point (30 minutes)

Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at solicitors and is focused on the dramatic changes proposed to the regulation of the profession after October 2011. It will discuss what outcome focused regulation is and how it differs from the current approach to regulation of the solicitors’ profession. The podcast will then go on to look at some examples of how the new framework may work in practice with reference to day to day scenarios encountered by solicitors.

NB: THIS PODCAST HAS NOT BEEN ACCREDITED BY THE BAR STANDARDS BOARD

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Know what OFR is and where it has come from;
  • Understand the key points of difference between the old Solicitors’ Handbook and the new one;
  • Be aware of some of the key contexts in which the new Code will apply and how this is different to what practitioners have previously know;
  • Understand the timetable for the move towards OFR.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Solicitors Handbook 2007, Solicitors Handbook 2011.
Tags:

From October 2011, the SRA Handbook is being replaced by a new set of guidelines which does away with many of the prescriptive provisions applying to solicitors in favour of an outcomes focused approach to regulation or ‘OFR’. This podcast will examine what it all means and where solicitors go from here.

Podcast added: 25/08/11

NB: THIS PODCAST HAS NOT BEEN ACCREDITED BY THE BAR STANDARDS BOARD

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-02-27

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