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: 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.

SRA: Looking to the future - Accounts Rules review

25 October 2016

In June 2016 the SRA published a consultation: Looking to the future – Accounts Rules review.

Removing barriers to switching regulators

20 July 2016

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.

The Insurance Act 2015 and consequential changes to the minimum terms and conditions of professional indemnity insurance

29 April 2016

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.

JLD responds to SRA proposals for a Solicitors’ Qualifying Examination

23 March 2016

In December 2015 the SRA published a consultation setting out proposals to introduce a common professional assessment for intending solicitors: the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

All Solicitor's Regulation Authority (SRA) Consultation responses

MoJ: JLD response to consultation on reforming the Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme

9 March 2017

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.

CMA: Legal Services Market Study Interim Report

26 August 2016

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is carrying out a market study into the supply of legal services in England and Wales.

BIS: Non-compete clauses: call for evidence

5 June 2016Updated: 8 August 2016

In May 2016 the Department for Business Innovation and Skills published a consultation on non-compete clauses. 

BIS: JLD response to consultation on postgraduate study

8 June 2015

The JLD has responded to the consultation as there are clear implications for those considering a career in law.

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 2016/17 Engagement Programme.