Advanced Public Access Training For Counsel

February 10, 2014 tags: Blog, News

This top-up course has been introduced because of the recent changes to the Public Access training and is for all those who have previously completed a full Public Access course through a Bar Standards Board (BSB) approved provider. It is a requirement for all those who have previously completed Public Access training to undergo a top-up course within 24 months of the official launch of the new Public Access training. This course will allow delegates to revisit various aspects of public access that they may have forgotten, had problems with and is essential to understand any amendments that have been made since taking the initial course. The  Public Access top-up training will  take place over one day between 09:30 to 15:30. Attendance at the training provides 6.5 CPD hours. Course objectives The Public Access course is designed to build delegates' understanding of the Public Access rules, explain what work can and cannot be undertaken and provide guidance on how to communicate the parameters of Public Access work to clients. what are the Public Access rules and how they should be applied what do the rules mean in practice for a Public Access Barrister and her/his client what are the key steps and processes involved in a Public Access case what additional resources and processes will be needed to support a Public Access case (if any) what will the client expect of his/her Public Access barrister and what will be the consequences if those expectations have not been met what happens if the client is likely to be eligible for public funding when may it be appropriate to refuse to accept instructions from lay clients or their intermediary how fees can be calculated and the rule against "fees on account" a.k.a. "handling client money" model client care letters the insurance implications (indemnity and after-the-event) the application of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 and the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002 to Public Access work, and the boundaries of litigation. Teamwork

Direct Public Access Barristers with Fixed Fees