From the archives: 1993 – Lawyers view new training proposals with suspicion

In the week that lawyers in Leeds have slammed SRA proposals for a new centralised super-exam for qualifying solicitors, it’s worth remembering that there is nothing new under the sun.

In 1993, we reported on “strong opposition” to the incoming Legal Practice Course.

“It will result in a higher cost to the student,” said master of the City of London Solicitors’ Company John Young, in a moment of foresight.

There were also “misgivings” about the plans for individual law schools to assess and examine students themselves, with chief Law Society examiner calling for the retention of… some kind of central exam.

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