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Law Society attacks notion that education and training regime is broken

The final discussion paper produced by the Legal Education and Training Review “lacks rigour and is therefore unhelpful” in concluding that the current system is unfit for purpose, the Law Society has said. But it strongly backed creating alternative routes to qualification.

November 5th, 2012 | No Comments »

Safe hands: why the paralegal work-based learning graduates are fit to be solicitors

Jane Ching, Reader at Nottingham Law School, outlines its experience of running the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s work-based learning pilot that offered a route to qualification as a solicitor for those working as paralegals.

July 7th, 2011 | No Comments »

Research casts doubt on whether work-based learning will open up access to profession

Offering would-be solicitors – and particularly paralegals – a route to qualification that does not require a training contract may not be the way to reduce barriers to access to the profession, new research has suggested.

June 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »

Training reform gathers pace with all-in-one study and work, and accelerated LPC

Changes to the structure of solicitors’ training are beginning to gain ground after two major announcements. Northumbria University Law School has joined forces with national law firm Irwin Mitchell to pilot the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s plans for work-based learning. Meanwhile, City giant Linklaters is to introduce an accelerated legal practice course, shortening the course from a year to just over seven months.

March 1st, 2010 | No Comments »