Derby-based law firm Right Legal Group has created a new diploma in Wills, Trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney, in collaboration with the Institute of Paralegals (IoP).
The diploma gives advisers, who may not be legal executives or solicitors or have a first degree in law, the opportunity to obtain an industry recognised and highly accredited qualification via an alternative route.
The diploma is provided through The Right Legal Group Training Academy and in order to achieve the diploma status, advisers are required to complete a six-week foundation level class room training programme, a six-month supervision and final assessment.
Ciara Wynne, at Right Legal Group will be the first to obtain the full diploma, with other advisers having already met the qualifying criteria and await to complete their supervision.
Carrie Caladine, managing director at Right Legal Group, said:
“We established this diploma, in conjunction with the IoP, to highlight achievements across our field and our training academy helps a number of hardworking employees to build their credibility.
Working with the IoP allows our advisers to develop their skills and training to enable them to move forward in their legal careers. I’m incredibly proud of every member who is working towards the diploma status and congratulate Ciara as our first graduate. We wish everyone the best of luck in their final supervisions.”
The Right Legal Group Training Academy has to date trained more than 150 advisers, since its inception in 2019. The courses delivered by the academy include pre-death and post-death advising at foundation, intermediate and advanced levels.