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Wednesday 18th February

Presented by Mena Ruparel (solicitor) with Richard Burnham (paralegal).

Live broadcast on Wednesday 18th February 2015 (we will make a recording of the webinar available for one week after the event).

This webinar looks at the ways that an aspiring solicitor might be able to use their paralegal experience to qualify. It also looks at the new training regulations and how these are likely to change in the next 2 years.

We aim to answer common questions such as –

• Can I automatically reduce the length of my training contract by 6 months if I have the relevant experience?

• Does the training contract still exist?

• What is the “equivalent means” qualification route? How much does it cost and what do I will I have to do?

• I have heard that firms aren’t being co-operative with requests to support equivalent means applications. What can be done about this?

• Will this new route to qualification mean that there will be more training contracts or fewer paralegal positions?

• If I qualified as a solicitor through the equivalent means route, is my firm required to take me on as a solicitor instead of a paralegal?

• Will I get more administrative work as a paralegal in the future to prevent me from being able to succeed on an equivalent means application?

• What type of experience can qualify for the equivalent means?

• What are the changes expected in the next 2 years?

• If I haven’t done my LPC should I bother to do it?

• Should I be looking for training contracts to start in September 2017 or later?

We will also be launching a competition for 5 people to win a free 1 hour coaching session with Mena, usually priced at £250. To find out how to enter, listen to the webinar and keep up to date on our LinkedIn page or our company website; www.lawcpdsolutions.co.uk

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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In House Course Testimonial

‘Mena Ruparel is a knowledgeable,  authoritative and engaging  Lecturer who encouraged the delegates to interact with her; ‘Hot Topics in Family Finance’ contained a wealth [excuse the pun] of useful information for Family Lawyers’

Paralegal Testimonial

I first met Mena whilst studying for my undergraduate law degree during my placement year at Goodhand and Forsyth, where she was engaged as a consultant solicitor in the firm’s family department. I was initially interviewed for my position at Goodhand and Forsyth by Mena and she later became my training supervisor.

Teaching testimonial

"I first met Mena a few years ago, just a couple of years after I started practicing family law.  Mena was lecturing near Regent Street and I remember it being all about matrimonial finance for family lawyers.  I was immediately struck by her warmth and she engaged straightaway with me and was interested in what I had to say.

Consultant Testimonial

 "Mena Ruparel is one of those disarming persons who mixes her knowledge, skill and experience with a generous personality and good natured practicality.

Her vast competence is reflected in her position as a senior matrimonial practitioner, lecturer, trainer and arbitrator.

Best testimonial

"I would though like to take the opportunity of saying that having attended family law and other subject courses over 36 years I have never found any lecturer better than Mena Ruparel".

Pension specialist testimonial

 "I've worked with Mena on many divorce cases and found her to be technically excellent. She always has a firm understanding of her clients position and what is right for them."

Client testimonial

"I am writing to let you know how happy I have been with the help Mena has been to me through what has been the most difficult time in my life."

Delegate testimonial

“The best seminar I have ever been to and possibly the most knowledgeable speaker – lots of extra content about the cases which makes it interesting.”

Arbitration testimonial

"Mena and I very successfully worked together on an Arbitration to deal with the financial aspects of a divorce, which had a number of complicating features.

Blog writing testimonial

"Mena has been ghost writing informative family law pieces for our website and a variety of local press for some months now. Her suggested articles are topical and are written in an intelligent but easy to comprehend  way for the lay person.

Mediator testimonial

Having known Mena Ruparel as a family lawyer advising and representing a considerable number of our mediation clients, I have no hesitation in strongly recommending her. I consider her to be ethical, highly competent and exceptionally focussed on helping clients in separation and divorce reach a dignified and fair conclusion.

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