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Vocational training for trainee solicitors - Guidance

Guidance: To help you understand the steps you need to take to complete the vocational part of training to become a solicitor.

Glossary terms

solicitor

means a person who has been admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and whose name is on the roll, save that in the SRA Indemnity Insurance Rules and the MTC this includes a person who practises as a solicitor whether or not the person has in force a practising certificate, and also includes practice under home title of a former REL who has become a solicitor

 

SRA

means the Solicitors Regulation Authority

prescribed

means prescribed by the SRA from time to time

degree

means a UK degree, awarded at level 6 (or above) of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications, by a recognised degree-awarding body

character and suitability

includes fitness and propriety under rule 13.1 of the SRA Authorisation of Firms Rules