Law Firms Offer Training and Advice Lutes' Online; LDP Legal in Association with Mackintosh Solicitors Ltd

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Byline: BY VICKY ANDERSON Daily Post Staff

TWO Liverpool law firms are launching their own series of seminars which they say have been specially designed to tackle the changing nature of work and family life in Britain.

DLA Piper launches a live web seminar today, to offer training programmes accessible to clients in 30-minute sessions that can be logged on to work breaks.

Brabners Chaffe Street is also about to launch a series of seminars after being inundated with appeals for help following a number of high-profile divorce cases.

DLA Piper has devised its Tea-Time Training to be used during breaks in the working day.

The first session is focused on the problems which can arise where objectors seek to use new village green legislation to prevent development projects from taking place.

Participants will attend the 30-minute presentations online. All they need to take part is a computer and broadband connection.

"The seminars will provide practical guidance on essential issues local authorities face and legal updates on topics such as contracts, planning, construction and employment," said Mary O'Hanlon, a real estate partner, who is leading the initiative, which DLA Piper says "takes seminars into the 21st century".

"We are looking to bring training to our local authority clients in a sustainable way as we recognise the need to reduce the impact on the environment of unnecessary travel. As the sessions are online those attending can access training from their own desk or from home - which keeps in mind today's trend for flexible working. …