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Continuing professional competence

CPD 2015

Our Select CPD courses are held at our Colchester Campus

Select CPC Courses

We work with Suffolk and North Essex Law Society (SNELS) to deliver an annual programme of Continuing Professional Competence (CPC) courses for legal professionals.

These events feature high-calibre speakers, who provide an expert focus on a range of legal topics, and are extremely popular with law firms across the region.

Each training session supports learning and development in a particular area and contributes to solicitors meeting their ongoing competence requirements. Our courses are accredited by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

All Select CPD Courses are based at our University's Colchester Campus and last three hours.

Next CPC Course

Civil Procedure – Current Thinking 3 Years Post Jackson

Mike Winston

27 September 2017 (2.15 – 5.15 pm)

Course Content:
he course will examine the following:

Case management / Rule 3 post-Jackson

  • Principles of case management;
  • What can litigants do post-Jackson?
  • Winning at litigation – using the rules to tactical advantage;
  • Jackson in action – how are the courts applying the changes?
  • Rule 3.9 – forgiveness following Mitchell / Denton.

Offers to settle

  • Part 36 v Calderbank;
  • Making a valid offer;
  • Tactical use of offers;
  • Withdrawal and variation of offers;
  • Changes to Part 36 in 2013 and 2015;
  • Costs consequences following Broadhurst.


  • 22 May 2017

    Select CPD Programme 2017

    Adobe PDF File

    Full details of the 2017 Select CPD Programme. Please note the following changes to the advertised programme: Private Children’s Law Update by Dr Bianca Jackson (Coram Chambers) will now run on 25 October 2.15 – 5.15pm (Colchester campus).

Fees and booking

  • SNELS members £95
  • Non-SNELS members £150
  • Discounts for multiple bookings are available.

Completed booking forms and enquiries about our CPD courses should be sent to Natalia Evripidou, our acting External CPD Coordinator at, or telephone 01206 874736.

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Human Rights Centre

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Our Human Rights Centre is a global leader in human rights research, practice and education. The Centre was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2010 in recognition of its work.