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SPR AND BUTTEWORTHS COMBINE TO PROVIDE CPD COURSES ON LINE

Added: (Mon Nov 27 2000)

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Online legal information and education heavyweights partner to provide high-level training resource direct to Lawyers desktops

Butterworths LEXIS Direct, the leading online legal and tax information provider, has today announced that it is to partner with
SPR (Semple Piggot Rochez), publishers of the world's first online law courses, to provide highly-focused and flexible training and development direct to lawyers desktops. The service, to be called CPD Direct, will be available through www. CPD-direct.com. The joint venture will provide advanced level courses to qualified practitioners, solicitors and barristers, who will be able to access the service from anywhere in the world.

"This venture is an excellent example of our commitment to providing the widest range of online legal information. The experience and wealth of knowledge that SPR will bring to the Butterworths LEXIS Direct portfolio will greatly enhance the service we already offer," said Stephen Stout, Managing Director of Butterworths Tolley. "This partnership takes us into a new and exciting market sector, that of education and professional development, and to be able to offer lawyers these services online is unprecedented within the legal profession."

"This collaboration with Butterworths LEXIS Direct aims to make professional development courses more easily accessible to legal professionals," said Mike Semple Piggot Chief Executive of Semple Piggot Rochez. "Lawyers no longer have to take time out to sit in a conference room and because the course is delivered in bite-sized chunks, they do not have to do it all at once, cutting into valuable office time."

ENDS

CONTACT

GENERAL Mike Semple-Piggott
CEO, Semple Piggot Rochez
Lower Ground, 62 Blenheim Crescent, London W11 1NZ
Telephone 0207 229 1016 | 0207 229 1016

PRESS
Jerry Trenchard
Telephone 07775 997381

NOTES FOR EDITORS


Formed in 1996, SPR is the first legal training firm in the world to deliver full law degree programmes over the Internet. The organisation provides tuition for students reading for The University of London LLB and LLM degrees.
CPD Courses will be based around a series of thirty minute multimedia lectures and include detailed course material in PDF and electronic format with a multiple choice exercise to assist law practitioners whilst undertaking the training courses. Each subscriber to the service will also receive two weeks FREE access to the full portfolio of Butterworths LEXIS Direct services.
Currently SPR offers tuition for students reading for The University of London LLB and LLM degrees. Both courses are highly regarded in the UK with a provenance and reputation stretching over many years.

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