Lord Neuberger LETR

16 November 2012

Lord Neuberger says LETR should look to CILEx as “a good model” for non-graduate legal training.

Speaking at this year’s Upjohn Lecture (15 November 2012) Lord Neuberger has advised that the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) need not ‘reinvent the wheel’.

Reporting on his lecture, The Solicitors’ Journal said: “Such targeted reform would include developing the existing relationship between solicitors and (chartered) legal executives, and extend that relationship to the Bar. Building on the current CILEx route would also offer “a good model” for non-graduates interested in entering the profession.”

The LETR is a joint project of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and ILEX Professional Standards (IPS). It constitutes a fundamental, evidence-based review of education and training requirements across regulated and non-regulated legal services in England and Wales. The legal services sector is experiencing an unprecedented degree of change. LETR is required to ensure that the future system of legal education and training will be effective and efficient in preparing legal service providers to meet the needs of consumers.

A full transcript of Lord Neuberger’s Upjohn lecture is available for download as a PDF (61kb).

The full Solicitor’s Journal article is at The Solicitors’ Journal website.