Myth busting the new CPD scheme

Monday 2nd November 2015

With the new CPD scheme becoming mandatory in a year's time we were kindly joined by Richard Williams from the SRA's Regulation and Education policy team. Richard explained the ins and outs of the new scheme and how it will affect training and competence going forward.

Richard has been a Policy Associate in the SRA’s Regulation and Education policy team since 2012. During this time he has lead on the development and implementation of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates, the introduction of a new approach to continuing competence.

Best practice in managing client complaints

Monday 2nd November 2015

Every firm needs a robust and fair procedure for dealing with client complaints to enhance the client experience and the reputation of the firm. For this informative webinar, we are joined by experienced complaints handler Barbara Spoor from Esterase Practice Management to explain what is currently seen as best practice.

Things you wanted to know about pensions and pension sharing but didn't want to ask (part 1)!

Monday 2nd November 2015

Pensions and pension sharing can be a highly complex and confusing area for family solicitors. But this area can have a potentially very high impact on the outcomes of matters for clients.

Mark Penston of Bluesky Chartered Financial Planners has very kindly joined us for this webinar to explain the ins and outs of this subject. Mark also addressed some of the most common questions solicitors have in regards to this area.

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Things you wanted to know about pensions ... part 2

18th March 2016

Mark Peston of BlueSKY Chartered Financial Planners kindly returned to give the second part of his very popular and informative webinar about pensions.

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How to draft the perfect letter of instruction to a pensions expert with Mark Penston

Thursday 25th June 2015

In this webinar we looked at the thorny issue of instructing a pension expert. Mena Ruparel, family lawyer and MD of Law CPD Solutions Ltd was joined by Mark Penston, Resolution accredited pension expert at Bluesky IFAs.

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Taking the Stress out of law with Julian Hall

Wednesday 10th June 2015

Mena Ruparel is joined by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of Calm People to discuss stress in the legal profession, and how solicitors can deal with stress.

Finance and family law. Unravelling the mysteries of financial products

26th September 2016

Are you confused by the array of financial products that appear in family law cases? Do you know the difference between various assets and the impact they could have on the outcome of your client's case?

Mena is kindly joined by Lisa Conway-Hughes of Westminster Wealth management, chartered financial planners, to explain various financial products and how they can affect the outcomes of cases for your clients.

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Is LinkedIn worth your time?

16th March 2016

With over 19 million users in the UK, LinkedIn is a powerful tool to raise your profile, and attract more of your ideal prospects. For legal practitioners and law firms, it provides the potential for growing your network of contacts and increasing the number of referrals and sales leads you receive.

For this webinar, Mena was kindly joined by Emily Miller who is the Founder of Marshall Walker, an independent LinkedIn training organisation based in London. She is an experienced professional services marketer and business developer and has worked in the sector for over 15 years.

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CPD changes for conveyancers

Monday 23rd February

Our MD Mena Ruparel filmed this short clip to update conveyancers on the changes to the new CPD scheme.

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Competent compliance - new CPD scheme

Part 1

Mena has recorded two new webinars with Alex von der Heyde of Esterase Ltd to discuss the compliance implications of the new CPD scheme especially with regards to Principle 5 and Principle 8. Please tweet us any comments or questions or else use our LinkedIn discussions page.

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Divorce Centres: what you need to know now

Friday 24th July

Mena Ruparel and Nicola Rowlings discuss implementation of centralised divorce processing and what it means for your applications now. - See more at: Family Hub

Mena Ruparel and Nicola Rowlings discuss implementation of centralised divorce processing and what it means for your applications now. - See more at: Family Hub

Mena was joned by Nicola Rowlings of Mills and Reeve Solicitors and they discussed the implementation of the centralised divorce process and the impact on Family Law Solicitors.

Thank you to Family Law hub for inviting Mena to present this webinar. The recording can be viewed here.


Death of the training contract? From paralegal to solicitor - a new era

Wednesday 18th February

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

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Dealing with pensions after the Pension Advisory Group report


Mena Ruparel, Solicitor and member of the Pension Advisory Group and Mark Penston of Bluesky Chartered Financial Planners and Resolution Accredited IFA present this webinar on pensions in divorce proceedings. In July 2019 the Pension Advisory Group published its final report about Pensions on Divorce, download the pdf via this link Mena and Mark us...

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Family Arbitration

Life after PAG – what you need to know about pensions in divorce and civil partnership cases.

How to deal with pensions in a divorce or civil partnership dissolution. Find out what do when you realise there is a pension asset in a financial remedy case. Learn about the Pension Advisory Group's key recommendations. Karen Dovaston is the Principal at Dovaston Law and contributor to the Pension Advisory Group report. Mena Ruparel is a Consultant solicitor and member of the Pension Advisory Group. They will discuss best practice in pension cases to help widen your understanding of the practical issues that face solicitors every day.

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