CPD Information

Our professional development content meets the needs and may be used to complete the annual CPD requirement with the following regulatory bodies:

  • Solicitors' Regulation Authority

  • Bar Standards Board

  • Law Society of Scotland

  • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives


Manage your CPD hours

Your 'My Account' page tracks the CPD hours that may be claimed, lists all content watched and whether the corresponding quizzes were passed. Here, you can also download certificates of completion.

Subscription administrators can also view the CPD records for all users on their organisation's account.


CPD Quiz

Where an item has a corresponding quiz, that quiz must be completed in order to claim the advertised number of CPD hours.

Upon successful completion of the quiz, a .pdf certificate will be automatically generated. This certificate can be used as evidence that you have fulfilled the requirements to claim CPD.


SRA accreditation

Following the changes to the CPD scheme in November 2014, there is no longer a requirement to distinguish between accredited and unaccredited activities.

As such, all of our online content, conferences and events may count towards your 16 hour annual CPD requirement. Please see the individual item for the number of hours that may be claimed.


BSB accreditation

Practical Law and Sweet & Maxwell are accredited providers of CPD with the Bar Standards Board under the name Thomson Reuters Legal UK (Provider ID 1737).

The table below indicates which of our content types may count towards your accredited CPD hours. Please see the individual item for the number of hours that may be claimed.


  Accredited hours
(min. required = 4 hrs)
Unaccredited hours
Online content published in 2016 Accredited for 2016 CPD year only  
Online content published in 2015 Accredited for 2015 CPD year only  
Online content published in previous years   Y
Conferences and events Y  


Recording & claiming your CPD

It is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with the requirements of the relevant regulatory body in recording and claiming CPD hours.

For further information: