Breakdown of routes to admission

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 2018 and the 12 months to August 2019 by their routes to qualification.

In the 12 months to July 2019, 82% of new solicitors took the Legal Practice Course. The second most popular route was to take the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme.
Date(s) Legal Practice Course Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme CILEX Routes Other Total
August 2018  to   July 2019 5,717
(82%)
15
(0%)
829
(12%)
344
(5%)
70
(1%)
6975
August 2017  to   July 2018 5,682
(84%)
7
(0%)
707
(10%)
324
(5%)
32
(0%)
6752