This article is an opinion piece by Alex Jorosz, for information purposes only
The initial challenge of the Solicitors Regulation Authority policy, surrounding its unfair and unequal treatment of LPC graduates, bizarre QLTS deadlines and the refusal to accept the impact of the global pandemic on qualification in England
, was unsuccessful despite lengthy correspondence with the SRA’s Head of Legal Policy.
However, Legal Services Board has agreed to admit our representation against the application made by the SRA on 31 July 2020 for the final approval of the SQE.
We hope that our representation, together with the representation made on 21 August 2020 by Prof. Adam Gearey (Birkbeck School of Law, UK ), Prof. Rosie Harding (University of Birmingham), Prof. Rebecca Probert (University of Exeter), Caroline Strevens (University of Portsmouth), and Prof. Carl Stychin (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies)
urging the LSB not to grant the SRA’s application, will receive positive consideration.
Link to our representation:
Link to the application: