Legal Business

Education: not broke, fat chance of a fix

Forget the casual observer, even some keen observers are bemused by the current passion for reforming legal education displayed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) with plans to tear up the framework for legal training.

The gist of the proposals is to create a central, two-stage assessment regime to become a solicitor, which will in theory end the need for a legal practice course or training contract, where candidates would demonstrate their skills after two years of relevant work experience.