Regulated population statistics

Breakdown of routes to admission January 2017 to December 2017

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 January 2017 and the 12 months to January 2018 by their routes to qualification.

Breakdown of routes to admission: January 2017 to December 2017

In the 12 months to January 2018, 84% 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 January 2017 to December 2017

Percentages and figures in this report may include rounding differences.

Date(s) Legal Practice CourseQualified Lawyers Transfer TestQualified Lawyers Transfer SchemeCILEX RoutesOtherTotal
January 2017
to
 December 2017
5,618
(84%)
22
(0%)
717
(11%)
271
(4%)
48
(1%)
6676
January 2016
to
 December 2016
5,637
(86%)
23
(0%)
602
(9%)
227
(3%)
46
(1%)
6535
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