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The end of the training contract?

Continuing its reforms for the profession, the SRA recently proposed a new career pathway for paralegals, meaning that those who have completed the Legal Practice Course no longer need to undertake a formal training contract to qualify as a solicitor. From articled clerks to trainee solicitors, the transition to qualification is one of the oldest…

All change: solicitors’ mandatory CPD training requirement set to be abolished

The Legal Services Board (LSB) is set to vote on a proposal introduced by the SRA as part of its ‘Training for Tomorrow’ programme to remove the mandatory requirement for all practitioners to complete 16 hours’ worth of CPD training per annum. It is an accepted part of the role as a qualified solicitor that…

A new year: will 2014 see financial rewards for solicitors?

Firms across the UK recently closed the books on 2013-14; a new financial year brings revised strategies and fresh targets but will it also see increased remuneration for legal advisers? Whilst each firm is individual in its salary structure, it is still commonplace for businesses throughout the industry to band pay according to experience. As…

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