Continuing professional development

Since 1985, we have operated a compulsory continuing professional development scheme (CPD scheme). Over the years, it has evolved into a system guided by the principles of simplicity and flexibility.

Accreditation schemes

Transfer of voluntary accreditation schemes from the SRA to the Law Society was completed in June 2009. Follow the links below for information about the remaining SRA-administered accreditation schemes:


Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA)

QASA will be launched in 2013 and will systematically assess and assure the quality of all criminal advocates appearing in courts in England and Wales.

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