Period of recognised training
You can only qualify through this route if you meet our transitional requirements.
If you do not meet these, you will need to qualify under the SQE.
A period of recognised training (often known as a training contract) gives individuals supervised experience in legal practice. This is the final stage of the process of qualification as a solicitor where they refine and develop their professional skills they will need to practice.
Trainees can qualify as a solicitor under one of the following set of regulations:
- Trainees that started their period of recognised training on or before 24 November 2019, they need to meet the requirements within the SRA Training Regulations 2014.
- For trainees registered with us since 25 November 2019, it is the Authorisation of Individuals Regulations and the Education, Training and Assessment Provider Regulations.