Background to Training for Tomorrow

15 October 2013

About LETR

The Legal Education and Training Review research report is now completed. It was commissioned jointly by

  • the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA),
  • the Bar Standards Board (BSB), and
  • the Institute of Legal Executives Professional Standards (IPS).

The Review got under way in June 2011 and a fundamental examination of the education and training requirements of the legal profession in the light of the Legal Services Act 2007. The initial phase entailed a programme of research independently conducted by the UKCLE Research Consortium , led by Professor Julian Webb. The research resulted in a final research report published on 25 June 2013, presenting a number of recommendations for the future regulation of legal education and training. It is also supported by a number of briefing papers and a literature review.

The research process involved wide engagement with practitioners, consumers, regulators and professional groups. In addition, the research team was advised by the Consultation Steering Panel formed of key stakeholder groups and chaired by Dame Janet Gaymer and Sir Mark Potter.

The research report, key documents and responses from the three regulators are at

What's happening now?

The SRA, BSB and IPS are each now taking forward their own independent actions as a result of the report's findings.

The SRA has launched a programme of education and training reform, Training for Tomorrow.

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