Regulated population statistics

Breakdown of routes to admission September 2017to August 2018

The numbers of solicitors being admitted to the roll in England and Wales has increased.

The table below provides a breakdown of those admitted in the 12 months to August 2017 and the 12 months to August 2018 by their routes to qualification.

Breakdown of routes to admission: September 2017to August 2018

In the 12 months to September 2018, 85% of new solicitors took the Legal Practice Course. The second most popular route was to take the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme.

Data for breakdown of routes to admission September 2017 to August 2018

Percentages and figures in this report may include rounding differences.

Date(s) Legal Practice CourseQualified Lawyers Transfer TestQualified Lawyers Transfer SchemeCILEX RoutesOtherTotal
September 2017  to   August 20185,724
(85%)
6
(0%)
675
(10%)
333
(5%)
30
(0%)
6768
September 2016  to   August 20175,492
(85%)
25
(0%)
658
(10%)
222
(3%)
51
(1%)
6448