In February Wilmington plc, the parent company of CLT, announced a strategic review of both CLT England and CLT Scotland. Unfortunately, despite interest from several potential buyers, no-one has been willing to commit to acquiring the business in England.
Wilmington plc has, therefore, reluctantly taken the decision to close CLT in England only at the end of August; discussions are ongoing with a potential buyer for CLT Scotland.
Any training courses booked through CLT England and due to take place before 31 August will continue as normal. However, all events that were due to run after 1 September both on our public programme and onsite will be cancelled and no longer run.
We will be refunding memberships and unused training packages and crediting training booked for events due to run after 31 August 2020. We will be in touch with affected customers shortly to confirm the amount due and refunds will be paid as soon as possible.
Our paralegal qualifications are not affected by this decision and will continue to run as usual in both England and Scotland. Our sister company CLT International is also unaffected.
It has been a pleasure to work with the legal community over the past 30 years and we would like to wish our members and all who have trained with us every success for the future.
Frequently asked questions
I’m due to attend a virtual classroom course in August – will it still take place?
We will continue to run courses until the end of August as usual. You will receive the Zoom link and materials by email in advance of the session.
Can I still book onto a course taking place in August?
Yes, we can still accept bookings on courses taking place until the end of August. You can book via the website or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens with bookings for public courses from 1 September onwards?
All events from 1 September will be cancelled and delegates booked to attend will receive an email notification of the cancellation. The fee paid for the course will automatically be refunded via the original payment method – you do not need to do anything to receive the refund. Refunds will be paid as soon as possible.
What happens with bookings for onsite training from 1 September onwards?
All onsite training events from 1 September are cancelled and our onsite sales team have contacted all affected customers. Please contact email@example.com with any queries.
My firm is a CLT member and/or has a package of hours. Will we be refunded for the remaining period of the membership and any unused hours?
We will be refunding memberships and unused training packages and crediting training booked for events due to run after 31 August 2020. We will be in touch shortly to confirm the amount due to you, which will take account of:
Refunds will be paid as soon as possible.
Can I still access webinars and e-learning?
You will be able to access online content you are enrolled on until 31 August. After that date you will no longer be able to access any CLT webinars or e-learning. Online content can still be purchased but access will only be available until 31 August and upfront payment will be required.
Can I still purchase course notes?
Course notes are still available for sale; upfront payment will be required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
I’m a student undertaking a paralegal qualification. How does this news affect me?
Our paralegal qualifications are run by CLT Scotland and will continue to run as usual.
I’m looking to take one of the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme exams in the autumn. How does this news affect me?
The Trainee Casework Assistant exam on 8 September will still take place and candidates can book to take the exam by emailing email@example.com.
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