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In the latest edition of SBT we explain how Westgate Chambers, the only independent set of Chambers in East Sussex, has committed to providing vital practical yet free legal training for the solicitors they work with and legal insight and careers support for universities and schools.

Westgate Chambers’ large team of family specialists believes training is the perfect way to offer support to solicitors.

Deputy Senior Clerk Stuart Taylor said:

“Our newly created seminar page shows our unrivalled strength and commitment to continuing professional development.  Specifically in relation to Family Law, our specialist team of members, provide training and seminars to our large client base within Care Proceedings, Child Arrangements (Private Law Children) and Financial Remedies (including TOLATA).”

Stuart added:

“Our members provide this training without charge to specific Solicitors firms, as well as organisations such as Resolution, Law Societies and Law Pods. Our members also speak to University and Sixth Form College students as well as Judging Moots (Advocacy exercises) for universities.”

Westgate Chambers also provides seminars to a wide audience of law firms at the end of the day, in what it calls ‘Tea Time Training’.

Stuart said: “We offer flexibility in our training programme to assist the attendee. Some of our clients are happy to receive training at lunch times that is limited to one hour, whilst some prefer to receive training at the end of the business day. These seminars can be attended either in person or remotely.”

Westgate Chambers is based in Brighton but provides services to solicitors across Sussex and beyond.

If you would like to read the rest of this article – and indeed, the rest of this edition of the Sussex Business Times, please click here and turn to page 18.

If you would like to find out more about the training workshops Westgate Chambers could deliver for your law firm, please contact Stuart today.