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

In the 12 months to December 2019, 83% 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
December  2018 to November 2019 5838
(83%)
13
(0%)
776
(11%)
337
(5%)
74
(1%)
7038
December  2017 to November  2018 5679
(83%)
10
(0%)
776
(11%)
328
(5%)
39
(1%)
6832