Problems with Training - Solicitors

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  • Solicitors - Problems With Training
    • Graduate Diploma in Law
      • lack of legal knowledge
      • only 1 year of formal law
      • only cover the core subjects
      • argument of whether you'd be happy with your doctor having 1 year of formal training
      • cost of £7,000 on top of £27,000 from uni
    • Legal Practice Certificate
      • oversupply
        • many fail to get training contract
        • growing places
        • is it fair to give that many places when there are limited no. of training contracts
          • financial consequences
      • too much covered in one year
      • law society tried to freeze no. of places
        • but provides threatened to sue due to basis of anti-competitive
      • cost around £9,000
        • more financial debt
    • Training Contract
      • demanding period
        • trainees working 50+ hours
      • difficult to ontain
        • 1/3 of LPC graduates do not get one
    • Financial
      • GDL route
        • £27,000 + £7,000
      • Law degree £27,000
      • LPC costs £9,000
        • fees have to be paid
        • no student loans
      • poor families may loose out even if they obtained good law degree

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