Addleshaw spearheads new path into legal profession

September 5, 2014 Addleshaw Goddard is leading a scheme to offer a new pathway into the legal profession for school leavers that don’t complete university degrees.

Under current regulations, school leavers that don’t go to university cannot qualify as solicitors. But this could change under new plans developed by Addleshaws and the SRA, along with a committee of other firms including Simmons & Simmons, Clyde & Co, Eversheds and DAC Beachcroft.

The new route into law is called 'Trailblazers Apprenticeship in Law', and is intended to increase access to the profession to those that connote afford a costly legal education. Addleshaw HR specialist Gun Judge calling the scheme "a pivotal milestone for social mobility in the legal profession".

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