Essential Skills Online CPD

Location: Online


Online CPD covering essential professional skills.

The number of verifiable CPD hours varies depending on which items you choose.

To gain 2 hours verifiable CPD select the option for all modules.

Prices for all modules (excluding VAT)

Member

£70.00

New member

£65.00

Non member

£75.00

Unemployed member

£55.00


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Join Graeme McKinstry and David Cullen for a review of firm management matters.

Learning outcomes:

  • What is profit for the self-employed?
  • How can you improve your profit?
  • Time and line
  • Expenditure
  • People
  • Terms of Endearment
  • Budgeting

Speakers:

Graeme McKinstry, The McKinstry Company
Graeme established the McKinstry Company on 1 October 1984 after he successfully negotiated “an earn out” from his previous partnership.  Graeme has overseen the development and consolidation of the practice from what was a predominately litigation-based service to a thriving High Street practice across several legal sectors.  The business under his guidance, management and chairmanship extends to a business comprising forty people, ten of whom are solicitors, of whom four are partners. The business occupies one office in Ayr and one in Girvan and serves clients throughout the West of Scotland.Graeme has an acute interest in the management and development of law firms and obtained a bespoke Management Degree, and MBA in Legal Practice, graduating from Nottingham Trent University in 2000. Utilising the knowledge, skills and experience which he has obtained, Graeme established a Management Consultancy Practice – McKinstry Practice Management – which regularly advises solicitors throughout Scotland on a range of management, professional and regulatory issues which arise.

David Cullen, Law Society of Scotland
David is the Law Society of Scotland's Registrar and secretary to both the Insurance and Nominations committees.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£40.00

New member

£35.00

Non member

£45.00

Unemployed member

£25.00

Join Simon Allison, ‘Lawyer of the Year’ nominee at the Scott and Co Legal Awards 2017, and Andrew Wallace, highly commended ‘Rising Star of the Year’, to hear how you can use social media to raise your own social media profile as an individual and also harness the power of social media for your firm or organisation. They will share their experiences in the world of social media and the benefits of raising your online profile.
This convenient one hour module is also designed to help keep you up to date with employment law’s interaction with social media and how you can assist your clients with social media disputes in the workplace.
Simon is well known and followed for his relevant, relatable, and entertaining blogs and tweets. He has implemented, encouraged, and supervised his firm’s social media offering which is underpinned by distinct and memorable branding.
If you are curious about the ways in which you can engage with your peers, acquire new business and strengthen your relationships with clients via social media, this is the event for you.

Learning outcomes:

  • How the employment tribunals tackled the thorny issue of social media
  • Assisting clients with social media disputes in the workplace
  • What we can take as employers and employees from the most recent cases
  • Whether a social media presence is useful for a solicitor
  • How you can use social media to help develop your profile and your career

Speakers:

Simon Allison, Blackadders LLP
Simon Allison leads the Blackadders' Employment Law team. He has specialised in employment law for over 10 years with a particular focus on contentious matters. Simon regularly appears before Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal, predominately for employers. He also gives advice in relation to a wide variety of employment law issues, including social media, and is involved in providing employment law training for managers and HR professionals across the UK. Simon is a member of the Employment Law Group and the Employment Lawyers Association.

Andrew Wallace, Associate, Balfour Manson
Andrew joined the B+M employment team in September 2017 with experience in representing contentious and non-contentious matters for both employers and employees. He has advised a number of SMEs and charities on various employment law matters and have experience advising on staff management, policies and contracts. 

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£40.00

New member

£35.00

Non member

£45.00

Unemployed member

£25.00

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