What is PEAT?

Professional Education and Training began on 1 September 2011 and all traineeships commencing from this date are suject to the requirements of PEAT 2. Trainees require to complete a minimum of 60 hours of trainee CPD over the course of the training contract.

40 of the 60 hours must be provided by a licensed provider and LSA is pleased to have been granted a Licence C from the Law Society of Scotland. As a result LSA now offers Licensed Trainee CPD, tailored to meet the needs of trainees.

Why choose LSA?

LSA offers a high quality low cost option for trainees.

LSA is able to offer a personal approach to your training needs. Organising your CPD can be confusing but our seminars are delivered by a small team and we can offer you 1:1 telephone consultations to discuss your training needs. We can allocate your training file to one of our staff or request, so that you always have a direct point of contact.

In addition LSA is a not-for-profit law centre, aiming to assist those in disadvantage who suffer injustice.  Supporting us by attending our seminars and training sessions assists us to continue to work towards achieving our aims. 

What courses are on offer?  

LSA offers a combination of skills-based sessions offered exclusively to trainees, as well as knowledge update sessions open to a wider audience. Both are verifiable as trainee CPD with PEAT outcomes.

Skills-based sessions

LSA acknowledges the specific needs of trainees at the beginning of their legal careers and offers a range of skills based practical sessions, exclusively on offer to trainee solicitors. 

Knowledge update

LSA offers essential knowledge update seminars, open to trainees, solicitors and other professionals, lay representatives, academics and interested parties. These seminars will count as trainee CPD but offer trainees the opportunity to learn and share ideas alongside experienced professionals.

All seminars relevant to trainees have a PEAT outcome stated on the publicity materials. 

Sounds great, but how much does it cost?

Trainee solicitors qualify for our special concessionary rates (£60 half day, £80 full day, £50 evening). This includes delegate pack and refreshments.

How to register

To register for our seminars and trainee specific skills training, or to be added to our mailing list, please call Susan Bell, seminar manager on 0141 354 1274 or email

Susan is also happy to consider any ideas or requests for training, or to pass you on to one of our team for a one-to-one consultation.