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Vocational law programmes

Professional legal students.

We are the only Russell Group University validated to offer the main vocational training courses currently required for entry into the legal profession.

Undertake every aspect of your professional legal training with us.

Police Station Representative Accreditation Scheme (PSRAS)

This scheme deals with the accreditation of representatives who advise suspects at the police station. Most firms of solicitors who undertake criminal legal aid work use accredited representatives to advise and assist clients at police stations.

We offer several training courses to assist you in gaining accreditation as a Police Station Representative.

All of our courses are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority as qualifying for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

PSRAS training

Duty Solicitor Scheme

All those under arrest at a police station or at a Magistrates’ Court are entitled to free advice and representation from a duty solicitor.

To apply to join the duty rota scheme (where payment is claimed from the Legal Aid Agency (LAA), a solicitor must gain Stage 1 membership of the Law Society’s Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme (CLAS) – as required by the LAA.

Duty Solicitor training [LINK]

Expert Witness Certificate

We are responsible for assessing, quality assuring and certificating a formal expert witness training programme in partnership with Bond Solon, the UK’s leading expert witness training provider.

Expert Witness Certificate training

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Professional Development Unit