Think tank calls for reform of UK legal education
Legal education and solicitor training in the UK is in need of major reform, according to The Legal Services Institute, the policy think tank funded by The College of Law.
The Institute has published a paper recommending regulation of legal education to ensure that it better prepares students for the vocational stages of legal training, and calls for the abolition of training contracts, making the Legal Practice Course the gateway to the profession.
The release of the paper coincides with the announcement of a joint review of legal services education and training by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Bar Standards Board and the Institute of Legal Executives Professional Standards.
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