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The Legal Training Handbook


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29 April 2016


Law Society Publishing


9781907698842


Paperback
234 x 156 mm
528 pages

The Legal Training Handbook

Melissa Hardee

Overview

The Legal Training Handbook is an essential manual for all firms. It provides guidance for:

  • partners and managers on how to manage training as part of the business
  • training partners and directors on how to meet the training needs of the business
  • solicitors, as well as training managers, on how to design and deliver effective training, and, of particular importance currently, on the regulatory requirements for training.

Following the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR), the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has launched wide-ranging reforms of the legal education and training framework. For solicitors in England and Wales, it means change to nearly all parts of the qualification pathway, and to nearly all aspects of required training.

The Legal Training Handbook helps firms navigate these changes by explaining and providing guidance on the new requirements, which include:

  • the period of recognised training and the training and qualification requirements for trainees
  • the "equivalent means" route to qualification
  • the new Continuing Competence approach, which will replace the current CPD scheme
  • the new Competence Statement, and proposals for new routes to qualification
  • management training
  • transitional arrangements

The book covers other new developments such as legal apprenticeships, and also the qualification requirements for other 'lawyers' under the Legal Services Act 2007.

It concisely sets out the information needed in an easy-to-access way, with summary tables and lists of relevant reference and source materials.


Reviews

"There has never been a more opportune moment for this publication to appear."

Contents

Part A: Managing training in the business;
Part B: Qualification as a solicitor in England and Wales;
Part C: Other qualified lawyer qualification requirements;
Part D: Meeting training needs within the business;
Part E: Delivering the training programme.

About the Author

Melissa Hardee is a solicitor and recognised expert in legal education and training, and its regulation.