All associates take part in a Professional Development Programme (PDP), which lasts for six years. The programme includes subject-specific training modules as well as courses in business management, English language, negotiation skills, legal ethics, public speaking and business practice.
The training aims to assure our lawyers' legal competence and enable them to gain an insight into and understanding of our clients' business. The first two years give a solid grounding and a good understanding of how the firm works within the relevant legal framework governing various sectors and many other topics dealt with by the firm's lawyers in their day-to-day work. After this, the programme focuses on business practice, legal ethics, negotiation skills, presentational skills and project management. In tandem with the Professional Development Programme there is continuous further training in the lawyers' fields of practice.