Trainee Solicitor, Kathryn Price, is the first person to complete a Personal Injury certificate developed by HR Executive, Tomm Freestone, at Express Solicitors.
The Personal Injury certificate was introduced last year to replace the APIL certificate which was discarded by the organisation in late 2013. Express Solicitors wanted to ensure that all of its current trainees are given the same level of training as previous trainees who have now qualified, therefore the firm decided to introduce its own Personal Injury certificate.
All trainees will start the certificate in the second year of their training contract at the firm. The certificate involves four core modules as well as one specialised module and takes 18 months to complete.
The four core modules are:
- Funding, Costs and CFAs
- Maximising Profitability and Success
- Marketing for Personal Injury firms
- Practice and Procedure – how to run a case
When asked about her experience completing the Personal Injury certificate, Kathryn commented: “I really enjoyed working towards this certificate as the topics covered were varied and interesting. I also completed a specialised module about dealing with slip/trip cases which I feel has greatly assisted me in handling my caseload of Occupier’s and Public Liability cases.
The other modules provided practical tips on running fixed costs cases and I also learnt about recent case law and CPR updates which I found very useful.”
Express Solicitors currently have three training contracts on offer for positions starting in February 2015. More information can be found here: https://www.expresssolicitors.co.uk/job/training-contract