The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) yesterday approved the assessment frameworks for the new apprenticeship routes to becoming a solicitor, chartered legal executive and licensed conveyancer.
It will break the longstanding requirement that would-be solicitors need to have a degree to qualify, unless they have previously qualified with CILEx.
CILEx already has 360 legal apprentices working in over 100 firms. However, a spokeswoman said the new ‘trailblazer’ apprenticeships would generally be government-funded.
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