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Training for Tomorrow event - Training Regulations Review

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is launching its Training for Tomorrow 2014 stakeholder engagement programme with four roadshows in London, Birmingham, Sheffield, and Manchester starting at the end of January.

The events will provide an opportunity to discuss the SRA's proposals for simplifying the regulation of the SRA's Education and Training Framework as outlined in the current Regulation Review consultation. The consultation is open for comments until 25 February.

Delegates at the events, which run from 5-7 pm and will be CPD accredited, will hear a presentation on the proposals, followed by an opportunity for discussion and questions and answers. Book a place

  • Wednesday, 29 January - The Strand and Fleet Room, The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
  • Friday, 7 February - The Solicitors Regulation Authority, The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street, Birmingham B1 1RN
  • Thursday, 13 February - Moot Court, University of Sheffield, Bartolomé House, Winter Street, Sheffield S3 7ND
  • Wednesday, 19 February - Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6BH

Places are strictly limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Julie Brannan, the SRA's Director for Education and Training, said: "The aim of this consultation is to seek views on our proposals, which involve stating our training and education regulations in plain and clear terms, removing unnecessary and artificial requirements and processes, but retaining what is essential to secure high standards.

"The roadshows will provide an opportunity also to discus the wider aims of the Training for Tomorrow programme - to develop a definition of what a competent solicitor looks like, how we ensure solicitors' competence at the point of qualification and on an ongoing basis, and how and where the responsibility for ensuring ongoing competence of solicitors best fits within the SRA's regulatory framework.

"We are keen to engage stakeholders every step of the way in delivering this review - the first of its kind in over 40 years - and are encouraging feedback through our dedicated microsite, www.sra.org.uk/t4t."

 
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