Applications for the Legal Practice Course (LPC) have dropped by 10 per cent compared to this time last year.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has defended its handling of reducing student enrolment costs, after students who enrolled before its decision to slash registration costs were left out of pocket.
The future of law? Degree. LPC. Training contract. Qualification. It’s been the standard route to law for years – but will it be in the future? Lawyer 2B gazes into the crystal ball…
Becoming a solicitor is expensive, but if you’re sure it’s the right career for you, it’s worth every penny. Becky Waller-Davies reports on the help available
Law firm-specific business qualifications could be the next big thing. But what exactly do they offer?
Leading law firm training partners and course providers fear that a lack of flexibility in the solicitors’ qualification regime is hampering the English legal profession’s competitiveness - and they are pressing regulators to reform the process.
Professional regulators and academics both love a meaty research project, and when the two combine forces it is time to sit back and watch the layers of complexity pile up like dung at a livestock show.
The hike in tuition fees has sparked renewed interest in extended law degrees. Could the pilot of a five-year option spell the end of the training contract altogether? asks Jonathan Ames