Training information

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What do PLC offer?

We offer subscribers free training sessions to ensure your organisation is getting the maximum value from your subscription:

  • Web service training takes between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on how familiar the users are with our services.

  • PLC FastDraft training takes between 30 to 45 minutes.

 

How is the training delivered?

Group presentation

Requires a meeting room with a PC with Microsoft® Word, internet access and a projector.

Individual session

Requires a PC with Microsoft® Word and internet access.

Individual session (online and by telephone)

The training session requires a PC with internet access and Microsoft® Word. You will also need a speaker phone or a headset to take part in the online training session. We use online software delivered through your web browser called TurboMeeting. TurboMeeting enables the trainer to share their computer desktop with you and allows you to see how they navigate through PLC web services.

Group session (online and by telephone)

The training session requires a PC with internet access and Microsoft® Word. You will also need a telephone with conference-call functionality to take part in the online training session. Again we will use TurboMeeting software (as above).

Classroom session

This is a group session that includes a presentation by the trainer and then exercises to acquaint the users with the service. This requires PC's with internet access (one or two individuals per PC) and a projector linked to a PC with internet access (so the trainer can demonstrate).

 

What do I need to prepare?

We would ask that attendees arrive promptly and the IT equipment requested is set up before the trainer arrives (see above).

 

Training requirement

We provide online training on all PLC web services for our subscribers. Each training session lasts no longer than 45 minutes and will:

  • Provide a thorough overview of all resources available.
  • Demonstrate the best way to navigate around the site.
  • Highlight specific items that will be of most benefit to users.
  • Give handy tips that will allow users to find guidance in a hurry.

The training session requires a PC with internet access and Microsoft® Word. You will also need a speaker phone or a headset to take part in the online training session. We will use online software delivered through your web browser called TurboMeeting. TurboMeeting enables the trainer to share their computer desktop with you and allows you to see how they navigate through PLC webs services.

To book a session, or to enquire on future dates, please contact us on training@practicallaw.com.

 

Do I get CPD hours?

If your organisation has been accredited by the Law Society to carry out your own training, you may claim hours.

 

Can I cancel?

Please note that our trainers are based in London. If training is cancelled without sufficient notice we will request that you cover the travel costs incurred.

 

How do I book?

To book training, please contact us on training@practicallaw.com.

 

Meet the team

James Wheeler joined PLC in 2010 as Head of Training, having previously worked for an online publisher in the financial services compliance sector. His role at PLC is to develop an overall training strategy, manage the team of trainers on a day-to-day basis, foster inter-departmental relationships, assist with the growth of the product & industry knowledge of the trainers and ensure best practice from his experienced team.

Amarat Sehgal graduated Thames Valley University with a 2:1 in Media Technology and joined PLC in 2002 and has had various roles in the Sales, Marketing and Training Department. As Training Co-ordinator, Amarat is responsible for arranging all training sessions for all subscribers. Amarat is also responsible for sending out regular usage statistics to all of clients on demand.

 

Robert Quarm graduated in Philosophy from the University of Hertfordshire. He has worked for IBM and Reuters, training on the financial markets for the latter as well as managing a set of accounts for Factiva the global number one news and information provider. He then opened and ran Red House in Kent for the National Trust for three years, managing the business and creating a strategy for its future. Robert currently trains small and medium law firms across the UK.

Hugo Sleiman worked at Clifford Chance supporting their Commercial team and working on developing their internal online products for three years after which he joined PLC as a trainer.

Tim Wheatley joined PLC in 2008 as an experienced trainer. His previous roles encompassed the formation of a training team within a small software house as well as delivering training nationally with Halifax PLC. Tim's experience lies in group training as well as more intense 1:1 sessions.

 
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