Students Staff

16 May 2013

Your chance to learn from the best legal eagles

Colchester Campus

People working in the legal sector can learn from some of the UK’s top lawyers through a series of short-courses on offer from the University of Essex.

Hosted jointly by the School of Law and the Suffolk and North Essex Law Society (SNELS), the 2013 series of continuing professional development (CPD) courses features speakers such as Judge Denzil Lush, a leading authority on mental capacity, and barrister Josephine Spratt-Dawson who specialises in family law.

The next course, on 22 May, will be given by Christopher Wagstaffe QC who specialises in matrimonial finance, with particular emphasis on cases featuring trust and international elements.

Entitled ‘Ancillary Relief Update,’ the course will cover, among other things, companies in financial remedy cases following Prest v Petrodel which could have significant implications for corporate and family lawyers, and the new rules on provision for legal fees.

Held at the University’s Colchester Campus, each course carries three CPD points and is accredited by the Law Society, the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority, the Bar Council, the Institute of Legal Executives and Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Each course costs as little as £80 for SNELS members and includes free parking and refreshments. All are held from 2.15 to 5.15pm.

Further information about all the School of Law CPD courses is available online at:


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