Earlier this year The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) confirmed it will be scrapping legal education and solicitor qualification as we know it.
The Legal Practice Course (LPC) and the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), are both set to be scrapped as early as September 2020. In their place, the regulator will soon be rolling out an independent, centralised assessment, named as the solicitor super-exam (SQE).
But what was the problem that led the SRA to bring about this change in the first place? The LPC can cost up to £16,000, and around 9,000 people complete it every year although there are only […] Read more