The Junior Lawyers Division respond to many consultations, particularly those published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and relevant government departments. The JLD committee feel that it is important that the views of the membership is heard - not only on issues directly related to junior lawyers but also on wider matters which may impact the future career paths of junior lawyers.
In May 2017 the SRA published its latest consultation on the Solicitors Qualifying Exam. Read our response here.
In October 2016 the SRA published its second consultation on the proposals for a new route to qualification and the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE).
In June 2016 the SRA published a consultation: Looking to the future – flexibility and public protection.
In June 2016 the SRA published a consultation: Looking to the future – Accounts Rules review.
In April 2016 the SRA published a consultation paper proposing to amend its Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) requirements to remove a significant barrier to firms who wish to leave SRA regulation to be regulated by another Approved Regulator.
Read the JLD’s response to the SRA consultation on the Insurance Act 2015 and consequential changes to the minimum terms and conditions of professional indemnity insurance.
In January 2017 the Department of Health sought views on proposal for a mandatory system of fixed recoverable costs for lower value clinical negligence claims in England and Wales.
In January 2017 the Ministry of Justice published a consultation setting out proposals for the reform of the funding scheme which pays advocates to defend clients in the Crown Court.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is carrying out a market study into the supply of legal services in England and Wales.
In May 2016 the Department for Business Innovation and Skills published a consultation on non-compete clauses.