Lorraine Richardson, CPD Training’s Head of Quality Assurance, practises as a solicitor in East Anglia and has an extensive background in legal education and training.
Lorraine has a particular expertise in Quality Assurance Procedures for training courses and assessments. While at the College of Law, the recommendations in her report for the College's Academic Quality Council, the body responsible for all validation and quality assurance issues, were implemented throughout the Professional Development Department.
Also at the College of Law, Lorraine managed the very successful Higher Rights of Audience programme. She was responsible for dealing with all academic and assessment issues; arranging and chairing Assessment Board meetings and preparing minutes; commissioning new assessments; ensuring the integrity of assessment processes (both written and advocacy) and reviewing all assessment results. Lorraine has brought this expertise to CPD Training (UK) Limited and was instrumental in helping the company secure the SRA's authorisation to deliver Higher Rights assessments.
Lorraine delivers a wide range of CPD courses and webinars for Central Law Training and was an external examiner on CLT's Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT). In addition to her main subject of property, Lorraine teaches a variety of courses including Management Stage 1 and 2 and compliance and legal skills. She has also taught and assessed on the Legal Practice Course at Anglia Ruskin University.
Lorraine was a Director of the QLTT for BPP Law School. The role involved carrying out a comprehensive review of the structure of the QLTT and the Assessment Regulations and culminated in a Law Society re-validation.
Whilst working for the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX), Lorraine set up an extensive programme for Land Registry personnel called the Land Registry Qualification. She then managed its successful transition to the College of Law. This involved setting up processes for nationwide study days and multi-centre examinations. Lorraine wrote the Assessment Regulations and Invigilator’s Guidelines for the “two level” programme.