YOUR MONTHLY E-BULLETIN – Issue 46; August 2016


Your 2016 Annual Training Event will take place at the Langtree Stadium in St Helens on Tuesday 20th September. Working this year with Geldards we are planning another stimulating day – look out for updates on the website and in future bulletins but please note your diaries and book your place today- via the courses page of the website of course –

The ATE Programme has now been published to the website


The new Consortium Annual Training Programme is now available and loaded to the website – courses page. You can now book yourselves colleagues or clients on to the courses available through the website.

Don’t forget that all this training is free, carries CPD points and is open to legal staff at member organisations as well as to client department staff. All the details and for bookings its through the website please, courses page at

Website Authorised Users – Are all your colleagues signed up to use the Consortium website? There is no limit on the number of users that each member organisation can register. Some organisations have registered all their legal staff, others have been selective. If on reflection and so that all staff can appreciate the benefits of using the Consortium website you want to add new users we will need the approval of the Head of Service but from there we will sort it out for you! Please either complete the form on the homepage of the website or contact Beryl Heath on to add more authorised users for your organisation

Course Materials

If you or your colleagues have missed out on one or more of our Consortium training sessions (including presentations at the Annual Training Event) you might find it helpful to see the slides/presentation from the session. These are all available in the documents area of the website at

New NWLC Practice Managers Group

Following the Practice Management training session on 30th June the newly formed Practice Managers Group met to reflect on the morning’s learning and to plan future agendas. So coming up we’re planning a further session in October based around Business Continuity Planning and again in January/February around Performance Measurement. In addition we have plans for a Risk Management workshop and we’ll be keeping an eye at each session on updates from the SRA – with changes pending this will serve us well. If you or a colleague wish to join the Group that’s absolutely fine – we’d welcome further input from Practice Management /Business Development colleagues as well as legal practitioners. All the presentations from the session on the 30th June are available in the Documents area of the website. At the event, we heard from Damon Swindell about the Lexcel 6 standard – Damon is an independent Lexcel assessor amongst other things! His website at explains what he offers.

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