Legal training review meets mixed reception with wait for real reform set to continue
Did it live up to the hype? "An important milestone, rather than the last word" was the verdict of Legal Services Board chair David Edmonds. The view neatly sums up the subdued response to the publication of the much-delayed report by the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR), billed as the most fundamental examination of the sector since the Ormrod report of 1971. "The response from the legal education sector has been terribly quiet and rather muted," says Diane Burleigh, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX). "I think that's tied up with the very large amount of information in the report – it's very tempting to just scan through the recommendations.
Much-delayed education report dubbed a ‘milestone’ rather than a radical examination. Alex Newman reports
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