This interactive course builds on the knowledge, experience and skills gained either from our Public Access for barristers foundation course or from practical experiences through a combination of short update presentations, practical case studies, and small group reflection exercises and discussions.  

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13 February 2020, 9:30 - 16:30
Event Type
Training course
The Bar Council, London
Public access

What the session covers

Aimed at accredited Public Access practitioners who are looking to further develop the skills required to effectively and efficiently deliver services to their Public Access clients, this course will update your knowledge and skills as well as giving you the chance to discuss, review and assess whether your Public Access business model is effective and profitable and in line with regulatory and risk requirements.

How you will benefit from the training

  • Develop more proactive and assured client skills to ensure that the objectives and expectations of your clients are fully understood and exceeded
  • Sharpen your personal organisation and time management skills to ensure effective, efficient and profitable case and matter delivery
  • Recognise and understand the needs of vulnerable clients to ensure that their interests are fully protected
  • Find our what additional resources, systems and processes are available to effectively support individual PA practices and PA clients
  • Learn the merits and down sides of various Public Access business models and their respective risks to maximise your opportunities and profitability.

Course content

  • Gaining and developing insights - sharing and reflecting upon practical experiences
  • Public Access in context within the profession and the legal landscape
  • Update on regulatory requirements including AML, risk, GDPR and new price transparency regulations
  • Building a more profitable business model through enhanced and practical scoping skills and fee estimation, negotiating fees in more complex cases, enhanced client care skills and more efficient time management, prioritisation and case management
  • Targeted Business Development plans and skills to enhance individual practice models
  • Developing the skills and awareness when acting for vulnerable clients
  • Developing team skills including working with clerks, paralegals and PAs.

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Full price: £280 (plus VAT)
Bar Representation Fee member price: £210 (plus VAT)


6 hours

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The Annual Chambers Management package

This training session is available as part of the Bar Council's Annual Chambers Membership package. Chambers membership gives you access to a range of training and support throughout the year, chosen to suit your needs. Find out more about the package.

In-chambers training

We can offer this training in-chambers, including at chambers on the circuits. Please contact our Training and Events team for information on dates and pricing.  

Paperless training packs

To minimise environmental impact and the amount of paper you have to carry with you, Bar Council training packs are paperless. As a delegate you will receive the materials you need for the training by email in advance, which you can access on your laptop or tablet or print in advace if required. 
Throughout the training, there will be references to various Bar Council guidance or external documents which are included as a hyperlink within the attendee workbook.