Continuing professional development

CPD 2015

Our Select CPD courses are held at our Colchester Campus

Select CPD Courses

We work with Suffolk and North Essex Law Society (SNELS) to deliver an annual programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for legal professionals.

These events feature high-calibre speakers, who provide an expert focus on a range of legal topics, and are extremely popular with law firms across the region.

Each lecture carries three CPD points and is accredited by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority, the Bar Standards Board, the Institute of Legal Executives and the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

All Select CPD Courses are based at our University's Colchester Campus and last three hours.

Next CPD Course

Current Issues in Wills, Trusts and Probate

Professor Lesley King

17 May (2.15-5.15pm), Colchester Campus

This session will provide a review of current issues in Wills, Trusts and Probate. The precise content of this session will depend on developments over the next few months but will look at recent case law and statutes and examine the implications for private client practitioners. The session will focus particularly on best practice and avoiding problems and pitfalls. It is likely to include:

  • Frequently asked questions on the new RNRB
  • Latest on the EU Succession Regulation
  • Recent cases revealing will drafting traps
  • Problems for trustees


Fees and booking

  • SNELS members £95
  • Non-SNELS members £150
  • Discounts for multiple bookings are available.

Completed booking forms and enquiries about our CPD courses should be sent to Penny Castagnino, our External CPD Coordinator at, or telephone 01206 872762.

Summer school

Our Human Rights Centre runs an annual Summer School on at our Colchester campus:

LLB Law Senior Status

Our unique LLB Law (Senior Status) is designed for people with an existing degree in another subject and provides a comprehensive legal training over a concentrated two-year period. LLB Law (Senior Status) is a 'qualifying' law degree and allows you to pass onto the professional stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister.

Transitional justice

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The Essex Transitional Justice Network explores issues faced by societies experiencing socio-political changes, such as the transition from repressive to democratic regimes, or from civil war to peace.

EU law blog

EU Strasbourg

How does European Union law affect our lives? Read Professor Steve Peer’s EU Law Analysis blog for expert insight into the latest developments in EU law and its impact on governments and citizens.

Research clusters


We have specialist research clusters in public law, commercial law and human rights. They provide a focus for debate, research collaboration and teaching development among our academic staff.

Human Rights Centre

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Our Human Rights Centre is a global leader in human rights research, practice and education. The Centre was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2010 in recognition of its work.