PODCAST: Why I turned down a university place to become a legal executive
Legal Cheek

PODCAST: Why I turned down a university place to become a legal executive

PODCAST: Alex Aldridge and Kevin Poulter discuss alternative routes with Rhys Bevan Is Rhys Bevan (pictured) crazy? Why would anyone in their right mind reject a place at one of the top universities in the country to go and do an unglamorous legal apprenticeship at a local authority? Actually, though, when 24 year-old Bevan explains his career … Continue reading

Will Legal Apprenticeships be a Bar to social mobility?
Solicitors Journal

Will Legal Apprenticeships be a Bar to social mobility?

Kevin Poulter sees solicitors adapting to austere times and firms nurturing the very best of our future lawyers, but is the Bar prepared to do the same? Last month saw the sixth National Apprenticeship Week and the formal launch of the Higher Apprenticeship in Legal Services, supported by Skills for Justice and the National Apprenticeship … Continue reading

PODCAST: The fight to protect the brand of ‘solicitor’ from the ABS barbarians
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PODCAST: The fight to protect the brand of ‘solicitor’ from the ABS barbarians

PODCAST: Kevin Poulter and Alex Aldridge discuss the brand of solicitor with Heather Iqbal-Rayner The momentum may be with Alternative Business Structures (ABSs) right now as they pour through the newly removed gates to providing legal services – but high street solicitors still have a few secret weapons up their sleeves. For example, they can … Continue reading

PODCAST – Will Apprenticeships Cheapen The Title Of Solicitor?
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PODCAST – Will Apprenticeships Cheapen The Title Of Solicitor?

PODCAST: with guest Hannah Ganage-Stewart, Editor, Young Lawyer On Wednesday, Law Society chief Lucy Scott-Moncrieff revealed to Kevin Poulter that the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) is “almost certain” to identify non-graduate routes to qualification as a lawyer. With skills minister Matthew Hancock last month announcing a plan to develop a qualifying-apprenticeship for solicitors (in addition to the … Continue reading