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.
JLD responds to consultation on phase two of handbook reforms.
JLD responds to SRA consultation on looking to the future.
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.
The JLD has responded to the government consultation on proposals for transforming the court and tribunal services.
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.
JLD responds to HMCTS Flexible Operating Hours Pilots prospectus.
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.