We are pleased to announce our new partnership with The College of Legal Practice to develop and support our trainees to qualify through the SQE. The College will provide preparation courses for the SQE to trainees, as part of a professional development pathway for our aspiring solicitors.
We have always done things differently by bringing future trainees into the firm as paralegals prior to starting their LPC or training contracts. This new collaboration will continue this approach, with trainees mostly studying part-time for the SQE assessments alongside developing their professional and legal skills through working in the firm.
We have chosen The College of Legal Practice due to their shared values, focus on each learner and the collaborative approach they take, shaping a proposition that works for each firm rather than a ‘one fit for all’ approach. They welcome the College’s refreshing and focused learning design centred on the SQE assessments. Their first group of SQE Trainees will be starting in Spring 2023.
CFG and The College will also offer a number of scholarship opportunities to trainees demonstrating their joint commitment to providing more opportunity and access to working for the firm.
Dr Giles Proctor, CEO of The College of Legal Practice, commented:
“We are delighted to be partnering with CFG Law, they take great care in developing their trainees, and we are enjoying working closely with them to develop a professional pathway that works for their firm and for each individual student. CFG Law’s focus on wider skill development, such as O Shaped Lawyer skills, is also something we welcome, so we can give trainees a strong platform for a successful solicitor career.”
Helen Riley, Head of People and Culture at CFG Law, added:
“We are excited to be working in partnership with The College whose values and ethos are very much aligned to ours, along with a shared commitment to developing a more holistic skillset for our future trainees”.