SRA executive director for policy Crispin Passmore said: “We are currently a signatory to the Voluntary Code to Good Practice in the Recruitment of Trainee Solicitors, alongside the Junior Lawyers Division, the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Service and the Association of Graduate Recruiters. The Voluntary Code, among other things, sets a timetable for the recruitment of trainee solicitors.
“We have taken the decision to withdraw from the Code on the basis that it is not appropriate to be involved in recruitment practices and procedures. A further announcement will follow in relation to the exact timing of our withdrawal.”
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