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Junior Lawyers Division

Responses to consultations

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.

SRA: Protecting the users of legal services - balancing cost and access to legal services

21 June 2018

JLD responds to SRA consultation on PII reform proposals.

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SRA: Looking to the future – phase two of the Handbook reforms

15 January 2018

We respond to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) consultation on phase two of handbook reforms. 


SRA: Looking to the future – better information, more choice

15 January 2018

JLD responds to SRA consultation on looking to the future. 

SRA: A new route to qualification – new regulations

1 August 2017

In May 2017 the SRA published its latest consultation on the Solicitors Qualifying Exam. Read our response here.

SRA: A new route to qualification – the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE)

24 January 2017

In October 2016 the SRA published its second consultation on the proposals for a new route to qualification and the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE). 

SRA: Looking to the future – flexibility and public protections (the SRA Handbook)

25 October 2016

In June 2016 the SRA published a consultation: Looking to the future – flexibility and public protection.

All Solicitor's Regulation Authority (SRA) Consultation responses

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HM Courts & Tribunal Services: Transforming the court and tribunal estate

5 April 2018

The JLD has responded to the government consultation on proposals for transforming the court and tribunal services.

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Dept. for Education: Accelerated degrees

7 March 2018

In December 2017 the Department for Education published a consultation setting out new proposals for two-year accelerated degrees, which it is claimed, could leave students over £25,000 better off.


HM Courts & Tribunal Services: Flexible operating hours pilots prospectus

11 December 2017

JLD responds to HMCTS Flexible Operating Hours Pilots prospectus. 

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Dept of Health: Fixed recoverable costs for clinical negligence claims

24 May 2017

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. 

All Other consultations

About the Junior Lawyers Division

Your Junior Lawyers Division is dedicated to meeting the needs of all LPC students, LPC graduates (including those working as paralegals), trainee solicitors, and solicitors with up to five years post qualification experience.

See our 2017/18 Engagement Programme.