Law Society under fire over plans for training revolution

Swallow, Matheu
January 2005
Lawyer;1/17/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Law Society was recently accused of ambushing the legal profession with radical proposals to overhaul legal education. The Training Framework Review (TFR)--established four years ago to bring flexibility to the qualification process--wants to abolish the requirement for a law degree or vocational training, such as the LPC, to qualify as a lawyer. The proposals have been widely derided for their potential impact on standards, the cost and logistical difficulty of implementation and the failure of the 10- person TFR group to consult.


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