Category Archives: legal Education

LETR: Why everyone is happy and no one is smiling

So the first round of the Legal Education and Training Review is complete. Julian Webb et al’s report is out and the dust can begin to settle. The research phase faced a number of problems. There are four I would … Continue reading

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Don’t complain: OFT come back for a look at legal services

An old OFT report was one of the precursors to the Legal Services Act. It has just published a report on legal services regulation taking stock, post  implementation.  Some of the interesting points are: Out of an estimated 3 million annual … Continue reading

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LETR Discussion Doc #4: is the end in sight, the end?

The LETR has produced a fourth discussion document. It’s not long now until the final report is due and we are promised a number of research papers between then (December) and now. The document is careful not to prejudge most … Continue reading

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LETR: Is there a big hole opening up under the solicitors’ profession?

Two papers published this week on legal education underline for me a number of unresolved tensions in professional regulation. The papers come from the Legal Services Board and the College of Law’s Legal Services Institute, the latter authored by Stephen … Continue reading

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Minimum Salary: In real trouble this time

Every time there is a recession, the solicitors’ profession likes to reconsider minimum salaries for its trainees. For a while this was a kind of annual sport. Chairs of the Trainee Solicitors’ Group and the Young Solicitors’ Group Lawyers (I … Continue reading

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Do Lawyers Need Scholars?

This is my talk to UCL’s debate on legal education: do lawyers need to be scholars? I have amended it slightly to read as a blog rather than a talk. If we leave the question at ‘do lawyers need to … Continue reading

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