Professional Communication (10 hours)

This module will cover communication with clients and other solicitors. In a series of trainer lead sessions and practical role-play exercises, you will be given the opportunity to conduct client-solicitor interviews and participate in negotiations.

The aim of this module is to:

  • Develop your negotiation, drafting and writing skills
  • Practice the skills you use when working with clients such as:
    • taking instructions
    • probing for clarity of information
    • explaining what options are available in relation to the legalities of their situation
    • obtaining instructions to settle

Module 3 training days run twice a year, in September and March. We suggest that you complete module 3 during the last six months of your traineeship but it can be completed outwith this time frame if necessary.