Final report of Legal Education and Training Review published

The first comprehensive review of legal education and training across the entire professional spectrum for 40 years has been published. The report has been welcomed by the Bar Standards Board (BSB), which will now be considering its recommendations over the coming months.

‘The Legal Education and Training Review’ was commissioned by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the BSB, and ILEX Professional Standards.

The report’s authors, led by Professor Julian Webb of the University of Warwick, note that the current LSET system provides “a good standard of education and training, enabling the development of the core knowledge and skills needed for practice across the range of regulated professions”, but sets some important challenges for the future.

The research was carried out by UKCLE Research Consortium between June 2011 and May 2013. The report can be accessed via