Version 1 of the Handbook was published on 16 September 2011, and was superseded by Version 2 on 23 December 2011. For more information, click "History" above.
Unless you are exempt under regulations 30 and 32, you cannot be admitted as a solicitor unless we are satisfied that you have received adequate training under a training contract. Provision of training under a training contract must focus on giving experience which will enable you to meet the Practice Skills Standards.
We recommend that you also read and become familiar with the requirements of training establishments contained within the SRA Training Regulations Part 2 - Training Provider Regulations.
The time you will spend working under the supervision of a solicitor will develop your understanding of legal practice and of the responsibilities you will have when admitted.
At your training establishment, there will be a training principal and supervisor. You will need to talk with them to understand how your learning will be structured and supported. Any queries or problems relating to your training should be discussed with your training principal in the first instance.