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The Latest in Islamic Finance
Speakers: Farmida Bi and Faraz Naqvi
Course Description: In this course, Farmida and Faraz, look at various aspects of Islamic Finance, including in respect of ensuring sharia compliance and new markets.
Other Info: Running Length 70 mins
      
Trade Finance 1 - Types of Trade and Commodity Finance Structures
Speaker: Michael Kenny
Course Description: In this module, Michael discusses the different types of financing structures used for trade finance transactions, including “traditional” lending, transactionally secured facilities, borrowing base facilities, pre-export finance facilities, advance payment facilities, integrated financing, receivables financing and reserve based lending.
Other Info: Running Length 60 mins
        
Trade Finance 2 - Letters of Credit and Demand Guarantees in Finance Transactions
Speaker: Michael Kenny
Course Description: In this module, Michael discusses the nuts and bolts of how letters of credit and demand guarantees operate as well as how such instruments may be used in the broader context of trade and commodity finance transactions.
Other Info: Running Length 60 mins
                
Trade Finance 3 - Facility Documentation for Trade and Commodity Finance
Speaker: Michael Kenny
Course Description: In this module, Michael will discuss facility documentation for trade and finance, in particular, term sheets, facility agreements, intercreditor agreements and collateral management agreements.
Other Info: Running length 60 mins
                                     
Trade Finance 4 - Security in Trade and Commodity Finance
Speaker: Michael Kenny
Course Description: In this module, Michael speaks about security related to trade and commodity finance. Specifically, he will outline, what security is designed to do, how security is taken, the various legal systems relevant to trade and commodity finance, types of security and the enforcement of security.
Other Info: Running length 60 mins  
               
Trade Finance 5 - Credit Support for Trade Finance
Speaker: Michael Kenny
Course Description: In this module, Michael looks at credit support for trade finance n the form of third party support through guarantees, insurance and export credit support.
Other Info: Running Length 40 mins
         
Trade Finance 6 - Warehouse Receipts and Warehouse Receipts Financing
Speaker: Michael Kenny
Course Description: In his final module, Michael discusses warehouse receipts as a financing instrument, including the types of warehouse receipts that are available and how they work.
Other Info: Running Length 40 mins
                   
Corporate and Company Law
                               
Agency Law
Speakers: Jeffery Onions, Jasbir Dhillon and Christopher Edwards
Course Description: In this course, the Speakers discuss agency law, with a specific focus on “commercial agents” as defined in the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993.
Other Info: Running Length 50 mins
                                    
Boardroom challenges and relations with shareholders
Speakers: Shantanu Sinha and Rowena Herdman-Smith
Course Description: In this course, Shantanu and Rowena discuss common boardroom challenges and provide practical guidance on key issues.
Other Info: Running Length 60 mins
                    
                
Cross-Border Contracts
Speakers: Richard Little and Lucy Webster
Course Description: In this course, Richard and Lucy present the risks involved in cross-border transacting and discuss how to deal with this risk and protect the client’s position. 
Other Info: Running Length 55 mins
               
Growth by alternative M&A
Speakers: Robert Moore and Marc Perkins
Course Description: In this course, Robert and Marc present an overview of traditional M&A as well as a review of the pros and cons to some of its principal alternatives.
Other Info: Running Length 50 mins
              
International VAT
Speakers: Prabhu Narasimhan and David Nisbet
Course Description: In this course, Prabhu and David discuss the key issues surrounding VAT in cross-border transactions.
Other Info: Running Length 60 mins

                  
Liability Provisions
Speakers: Andrew Dodd and Simon Briskman
Course Description: In this course, Andrew and Simon walk through some of the common pitfalls in drafting liability provisions as well as the associated key takeaways.
Other Info: Running Length 35 mins
               
Managing the due diligence process
Speakers: Andrew Mills and Nicola Burke
Course Description: In this course, Andrew and Nicola provide an overview of the due diligence process and provide useful strategies in managing the process.
Other Info: Running Length 70 mins

                    
Share purchase agreements
Speakers: Charles Hayes and Richard Jones
Course Description: In this course, Charles and Richard review Share Purchase Agreement provisions and assess the effect of MAE provisions in light of the latest case law and recent developments.
Other Info: Running Length 60 mins
           
Trends in private equity and joint ventures
Speakers: Leigh Partridge and Alastair Brown
Course Description: In this course, Leigh and Alastair discuss the latest trends and issues in private equity, providing practical guidance on matters that have arisen over the past 12 months. 
Other Info: Running Length 55 mins
              
Dispute Resolution
              
10 Tips for Cross Examination
Speakers: Alex Glassbrook
Course Description: In this course, barrister and advocacy trainer Alex Glassbrook provides ten key tips for successful cross examination.
Other Info: Running Length 20 mins
              
Expert Witnesses
Speakers: Charles Lazarevic and John Denis-Smith
Course Description: In this course, Charles and John examine matters to consider when appointing expert witnesses, as well as recent case law and new provisions.
Other Info: Running Length 60 mins
              
International Arbitration 1 - Introduction to International Arbitration
Speakers: Craig Pollack and Juliette Huard-Bourgois
Course Description: In the first module in the course “Introduction to International Arbitration,” Craig and Juliette provide an overview of international arbitration. 
Other Info: Running Length 35 mins
             
International Arbitration 2 - History and Legal Framework of Investment Arbitration
Speakers: Juliette Huard-Bourgois, Andrei Yakovlev and Stuard Bruce
Course Description: In this second module from the course “Introduction to International Arbitration,” Juliette, Andrei and Stuard explain what investment arbitration is as well as the legal framework in which it operates.
Other Info: Running Length 30 mins
                  
International Arbitration 3 - Jurisdiction and Procedural Issues
Speakers: Juliette Huard-Bourgois, Andrei Yakovlev and Stuard Bruce
Course Description: In this module, Stuard and Andrei consider the jurisdictional implications of investment arbitration and go through some of the related common procedural issues. 
Other Info: Running Length 20 mins
                  
International Arbitration 4 - Substantive Issues
Speakers: Juliette Huard-Bourgois, Andrei Yakovlev and Stuard Bruce
Course Description: In this module, Juliette, Andrei and Stuard discuss what law is applicable to the substance of an investor-state dispute and explain what substantive protections are available to foreign investors, as well as what defences are available to host states.
Other Info: Running Length 40 mins
                  
International Arbitration 5 - Enforcement and Sovereign Immunity
Speakers: Juliette Huard-Bourgois, Andrei Yakovlev and Stuard Bruce
Course Description: In the final module in the course “Introduction to International Arbitration,” Juliette, Andrei and Stuard explain the rules of enforcement of arbitral awards against states and the defence of sovereign immunity.
Other Info: Running Length 25 mins
                  
Mediation 1 - Introduction and Overview
Speakers: Kwadwo Sarkodie and Stephen Brown
Course Description: In this first mediation module, Kwadwo and Stephen provide an overview of the mediation process.
Other Info: Running Length 60 mins
                     
Mediation 2 - Practical Steps for Mediation
Speakers: Kwadwo Sarkodie and Stephen Brown
Course Description: In this module, Kwadwo and Stephen discuss the practical aspects of a mediation, including mediation as a frame of mind, confidentiality and without prejudice, the choice of a mediator and the related selection process, the mediation agreement, the role of the mediator and the role of the advisor in a mediation.
Other Info: Running Length 60 mins
                    
Mediation 3 - Conduct of the Mediation: Progress to Resolution
Speakers: Kwadwo Sarkodie and Ebony Alleyne
Course Description:  In this final mediation module, Kwadwo and Ebony look at the conduct of the mediation and the mediation process through to its conclusion, including a review of the various phases of the mediation and the settlement agreement.  
Other Info: Running Length 60 mins
                   
Environmental Law
                
What environmental lawyers need to know about energy projects
Speakers: Edward Romaine and Eluned Watson
Course Description: In this module, Edward and Eluned review the key aspects a developer will be thinking about when building and operating an energy project as well as some practical tips for environmental lawyers assisting those developers.
Other Info: Running time 60 mins
                   
Intellectual Property
                 
Anti-counterfeiting and customs
Speakers: Ciara Cullen and Jonathan Moss
Course Description:  In this module, Ciara and Jonathan will discuss IP infringement, both online and on the ground, as well as key measures available for rights holders and practical tips.

                             
Law Firm and Practice Management
             
Building and Managing 1 - Building and Managing Your Law Firm
Speaker: Nicole Kearse
Course Description: In the first module from the course “Building and Managing Your Law Firm”, Nicole performs a cost-benefit analysis of starting a law firm and interviews the founder of AB David about his experiences in setting up a law firm.
Other Info: Running Length 50 mins
                  
Building and Managing 2 - You've decided to build a law firm... now what?
Speaker: Nicole Kearse
Course Description: In the second module from the course “Building and Managing Your Law Firm”, Nicole discusses the preliminary steps one should take after deciding to create a law firm.
Other Info: Running Length 30 mins
                       
Building and Managing 3 - Branding Your Law Firm
Speaker: Nicole Kearse
Course Description: In this third module from the course “Building and Managing Your Law Firm”, Nicole explains the process of developing a brand for your law firm.
Other Info: Running Length 29 mins
                       
Building and Managing 4 - Start-Up Nuts & Bolts
Speaker: Nicole Kearse
Course Description: In the fourth module from the course “Building and Managing Your Law Firm”, Nicole discusses the steps to take when starting a law firm, with a particular emphasis on developing a law firm business plan.
Other Info: Running Length 47 mins
                        
Building and Managing 5 - Improving Profitability and Firm Health
Speaker: Nicole Kearse
Course Description: In this fifth module, Nicole explains key tools that law firm managers can use to improve law firm’s profitability and keep it healthy.
Other Info: Running Length 40 mins
                      
Building and Managing 6 - Inventory Record Keeping and Collections
Speaker: Nicole Kearse
Course Description: In this module, Nicole discusses time recordation and its associated rules and policies as well as time review and collections policies. 
Other Info: Running Length 26 mins
                     
Building and Managing 7 - Marketing Your Law Firm
Speaker: Nicole Kearse
Course Description: In this module, Nicole talks about marketing and marketing key performance indicators. This module includes an interview with marketing expert Kate Fairweather, an interview with two partners from large international law firms and summaries from interviews with GCs from two fortune 500 companies. 
Other Info: Running Length 60 mins
                         
Building and Managing 8 - How to Grow Your Law Firm
Speaker: Nicole Kearse
Course Description: In this last module from the course “Building and Managing Your Law Firm”, Nicole explains how to grow your law firm successfully and provides tips on how to make your law firm noticed and profitable.
Other Info: Running Length 20 mins
                              
Exit and Succession Planning
Speakers: Mark Briegal and Paul Bennett
Course Description: This course looks at key considerations of exit/succession planning and provides some practical advice in respect of formulating and drafting a plan.
Other Info: Running Length 70 mins

Maritime Law

Placing Risks in Marine Insurance
Speaker: Jonathan Moss
Course description: In this course, Jonathan will discuss placing marine insurance risk, including the types of marine cover available to ship owners, international traders and charterers.
Other Info: Running Length 40 mins
                
The Changing Face of Piracy
Speaker: Jonathan Moss
Course Description: In this module, Jonathan talks about piracy, in particular where pirates are attacking, the notions of bribery terrorism and payments for ransom, insurance and piracy, the new wave of piracy and on-shore piracy.
Other Info: Running Length 40 minutes
                                      
Personal Skills
                               
Managing Time: Using your time effectively
Speakers: Norma Johnston
Course Description: In this course, Norma advises on how to prioritise and plan your work load in order to increase productivity.
Other Info: Running Length 35 mins

                    
Communication Skills
Speakers: Beth Pipe
Course Description: In this course, Beth discusses communicating in the context of face to face interactions as well as in the context of delivering presentations and influencing in connection with negotiating.
Other Info: Running Length 45 mins

                      
Developing and Managing Client Relationships
Speakers: Sally Dyson
Course Description: In this course, Sally talks about how to create new business contacts as well as how to nurture and develop existing client relationships. 
                       
Effective Project Management
Speakers: Melanie Farquharson and Duncan Ogilvy
Course Description: In this course, Melanie Farquharson and Duncan Ogilvy will look at what lawyers can learn from practice managers as well as practical techniques for managing legal matters.
Other Info: Running Length 40 mins

                      
Ethics in the workplace
Speakers: Tracey Calvert and Bronwen Still
Course Description: In this course, Tracey and Bronwen discuss how to create an ethical environment and compliance culture in the workplace, referring to the SRA Handbook and principles.
Other Info: Running Length 70 mins

                       
Leadership and effective decision making
Speakers: Ruth Berry
Course Description: In this course, Ruth presents some of the skills a great leader should possess, ways in which we can guard against traps in decision-making and finally 10 things that great leaders understand.
Other Info: Running Length 40 mins