Future UK Lawyers Can Bypass University Degree Under Legal Reforms

The UK is making Legal Reforms

One of the biggest reforms set to kick off next year in the UK is that aspiring lawyers will no longer need university degrees to qualify as the country is introducing a solicitors’ ‘super-exam’ instead.

The new Solicitors Qualifying Exam will be introduced from 2021 and could help ‘create a profession that better reflects society’. 

The new process will involve testing of advocacy skills and legal research ability. 

Anna Bradley, chairman of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, told The Times: ‘We expect that the majority of those who qualify… to have a degree.’ 

But she added: ‘Non-degree routes, such as apprenticeships, will be an attractive option for many people for whom university does not appeal and who want to learn – and earn – in the workplace straightaway.’

Law Society president David Greene added the changes ‘mark a big change in how aspiring solicitors begin their career in law’.

In Ghana, aspiring Lawyers must have an LLB (Bachelor degree in Law) before sitting for the amity “Makola Law entrance exam.”

You have to pass that exam and then attend the Ghana School of Law for additional two years. It is only after graduating from the GSL that one can practice as a lawyer in Ghana.

Source: Daily Mail||Kuulpeeps.com

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