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SRA Clarifies Trainee Plan

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has hit back at claims that it has pre-empted formal consultation on how it will assess trainees under proposed new routes into the profession. Last week the Law Society said it was ‘deeply concerned’ that the SRA had expressed its preference for one of three proposed training routes before consulting. It said the training route involving assessment against a competence statement would adversely affect less advantaged entrants. However, the SRA stressed that no decisions had been taken ahead of a formal consultation.

[Courtesy: The Law Society Gazette.]