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The next generation of legal aid solicitors: the LSC’s Training Grants Scheme

Bacquet, Sylvie and Boon, Andrew and Webley, Lisa and Whyte, Avis (2009) The next generation of legal aid solicitors: the LSC’s Training Grants Scheme. In: Buck, Alexy, (ed.) Reaching further: innovation, access and quality in legal services : papers from the Legal Services Research Centre's seventh international research conference, Reaching further, Royal Naval Academy in Greenwich, London, 18th to 20th June 2008. Stationery Office, London, pp. 143-165. ISBN 9780117067240

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Abstract

This study was commissioned by the Legal Services Commission (LSC), the body responsible for legal aid in England and Wales. It sought to evaluate the operation of the Training Contracts Grant Scheme, which supports the recruitment of trainee solicitors into legal aid careers with law firms and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales. It aims to engender commitment to legal aid work in the long term, rather than simply providing training in the sector. The Scheme was launched in September 2002 in response to concerns that the pool of legal solicitors may be diminishing and aging, as few young solicitors were entering and remaining within the sector. The study employed qualitative and quantitative methods, including telephone interviews and a series of surveys of participating firms and trainees and former trainees.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Legal Services Commission, Training Contract Grant Scheme
Research Community:University of Westminster > Law, School of
ID Code:6432
Deposited On:21 Apr 2009 12:32
Last Modified:28 May 2013 16:48

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