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Legal Training Toolkit

Melissa Hardee
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This handy 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, enabling you to customise them as needed.


  1. A. Strategic planning:
  2. Training needs analysis
  3. Training policy
  4. Training programme
  5. Training budget
  7. B. Trainees and the period of recognised training:
  8. Trainee induction
  9. Development of practice skills
  10. Trainee appraisal/performance review
  11. Recognised training period record
  12. Trainee training programme
  14. C. Designing and delivering training sessions:
  15. Designing a training session
  16. Delivering training
  18. D. Organising training:
  19. Running a training session
  20. Managing expectations
  21. Obtaining feedback on training
  23. E. Continuing competence:
  24. Setting the scene
  25. Meeting the requirements
  26. Who has responsibility for continuing competence?
  27. How to use the SRA Competence Statement.

About the Author

Melissa Hardee is a solicitor and 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.




Practice management


July 2017


Law Society




Paperback + CD
192 Pages