- Monday, 5 November 2012
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.
Tags: continuing professional development, CPD, Law Society, legal education and training review, legal practice course, LETR, LPC, work-based learning
Posted in hrtraining, Latest news
- Thursday, 7 July 2011
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.
Tags: Solicitors Regulation Authority, work-based learning
Posted in Features, hrtraining, Solicitors
- Thursday, 2 June 2011
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.
Tags: legal education, Solicitors Regulation Authority, work-based learning
Posted in hrtraining, News, Solicitors
- Monday, 1 March 2010
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.
Tags: legal practice course, LPC, SRA, work-based learning
Posted in Latest news, Regulation, Solicitors
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