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On the 8th April 2020 the Council of the Law Society took the decision to disapply the current rules relating to compulsory Continuing Professional Development until further notice.

This means that for the 2020 practising year there will be no requirement to complete the specific compulsory categories of CPD – this includes Client Care and Practice Management, General Group Study, Risk Management and Compulsory Conveyancing. 

However, members are encouraged to undertake CPD by means of self-certified private study.  This can include:

  • webinars or any other computer-based learning;
  • the reading of relevant books, periodicals or articles;
  • the writing of relevant books or articles which are published;
  • the preparation for the delivery of training on any legal subject.

For the 2020 CPD year, members are asked to list and self-certify CPD undertaken using the quick and easy online form below.

Members are asked NOT to submit hard copy CPD Record Cards for 2020.

CPD resources and support

In order to support solicitor members to complete private study CPD, the Society has made available online CPD resources which are accessible from the Law Society website free of charge for the remainder of 2020. 

The Society has also produced a number of free live online webinar broadcasts, many of which have been recorded and made available via the Member’s Section of the website for Members to access at their leisure.  A list of the recorded webinars can be accessed at the end of this ezine.

If you have any queries regarding webinars or the completion of CPD please e-mail

How to complete and submit your online CPD Record Card 2020

1. Click on the link here

2. Complete the relevant sections in full

3. Submit your CPD Record card to the Society

Please click here to complete and submit your online CPD Record Card

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