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The Legal Training Toolkit


Practice management

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1 July 2017

Law Society Publishing


Paperback and CD Rom
246 x 172 mm
192 pages

The Legal Training Toolkit

Melissa Hardee


This timely book demonstrates how to plan, manage and evaluate the effectiveness of your firm's training programme. Designed to help your firm meet the continuing competence requirements, it provides a suite of tools to help with every aspect of the training process. It includes learning polices, tools for recording training and development plans in key areas such as:

  • managing training
  • continuing competence
  • designing training
  • delivering training
  • running training
  • evaluating training

Expert commentary is included for when using each of the tools and the documents are provided on the book's accompanying CD-ROM, enabling you to customise them as needed.


A. Strategic planning: Training needs analysis; Training policy; Training programme; Training budget;
B. Trainees and the period of recognised training:Trainee induction; Development of practice skills; Trainee appraisal/performance review; Recognised training period record; Trainee training programme;
C. Designing and delivering training sessions: Designing a training session; Delivering training;
D. Organising training: Running a training session; Managing expectations; Obtaining feedback on training;
E. Continuing competence: Setting the scene; Meeting the requirements; Who has responsibility for continuing competence?; How to use the SRA Competence Statement.

About the Author

Melissa Hardee Solicitor, BA (Hons), LLB was training partner at CMS Cameron McKenna and then Director of the Legal Practice Course at City University's Inns of Court School of Law, before setting up international consultancy, Hardee Consulting, in 2008.She has long been involved in legal education as chair of representative professional and education bodies, and as a member of regulatory committees and working groups, as well as validation panels in England, Wales and Scotland for the various stages of legal education. She is President of the City of Westminster and Holborn Law Society and the author of the Legal Training Handbook.

Melissa Hardee's guidance on this provides a solid foundation for anyone providing training at a firm….
As a standalone resource, it will be useful for all firms, and it can also be used in conjunction with the
Legal Training Handbook for those wanting a greater understanding of how best to design and deliver training.
Helen Carr, Legal Compliance Bulletin.