Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is further education or training or both.
Management and Professional Development Skills
A frequent difficulty experienced by solicitors relates to poor management (such as poor communication with clients or problems in financial management). For this reason at least Three hours of the total CPD cycle shall be spent on training in management and professional development skills. This is a broad heading and includes professional ethics, financial and business management, human resource management, budget control, practise management skills, computer skills, language enhancement relevant to the practice of law, professional ethics (also now falls within the "Regulatory Matters" category) , advocacy and client care. This list is not exhaustive.