On 27 February 2019, the Legal Services Board approved the Bar Standards Board’s proposals for Future Bar Training. These proposals centred on two main reforms: first, the introduction of new training routes to qualification known as ‘managed pathways’; and second, slight changes to the BSB’s oversight of the Inns of Court.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is changing the way you qualify as a solicitor. Instead of doing a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) or conversion course like the Graduate Diploma in Law followed by the Legal Practice Course and a Training Contract, you will instead follow a state process. This blog posts provides some brief information on what we know about the proposals so far and what to look out for when making decisions about your pathway.
Assessment/Exam season is nearly here. It’s easy to get caught up in the anxiety and pressure and the whirlwind that is the last set of lectures and workshops, revision sessions and assessment information. And then before you know it, it’s over and you’ve not done as well as you wanted to or could have done. In this short post I want to offer some thoughts on getting through the assessment period in one piece.