Morning, Thursday, 8th November 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will focus on the future for legal education and training.
It is scheduled as the Solicitors Regulation Authority moves forward with the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), and will bring together key regulators with industry stakeholders to consider the next steps for development of the examination, looking in particular at the remaining challenges for testing and implementing a fully operational test by 2020. It also comes as the Bar Standards Board looks at enforcing new regulations for the Future Bar Training and the authorisation framework for future ways to qualify as a barrister from Autumn 2018.
Sessions are expected to focus on the implications for access to the profession - including the future development and use of alternative routes to qualification - as well as what more the framework can do to meet the skills needs of an evolving legal services market and next steps needed to further improve diversity in the legal sector. Other areas for discussion include the impact of technology on the delivery and scope of legal training, and of Brexit on the number of foreign students and practitioners in England and Wales.
This conference is expected to bring together policymakers, law firms, chambers and legal businesses, universities and training providers, advocacy groups, academics, and commentators, along with reporters from national and trade media.