Welcome to the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR). 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. Final recommendations will be made in December 2012. It will be for each regulator subsequently to set out a process for addressing recommendations in the report, and to consult formally on any proposed changes.
This website is hosted by the independent research team that is conducting this phase of the Review.
18 February 2013: LETR research report update
Good progress is being made by the research team in their work to ensure that the range and depth of the data collected through extensive engagement with stakeholders is fully reflected in their final report. The report is not now expected to be submitted to the three sponsoring regulators SRA, BSB, and IPS – before May 2013, following which it will be published. The sponsoring regulators support the research team’s view that it is important to ensure that the data is fully reflected in the report, even though that means a delay in its finalisation.
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