Entering into a training contract-starting before 25 November 2019 [Archived]

The following Practice Management practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Entering into a training contract-starting before 25 November 2019 [Archived]
  • Admission requirements
  • Authorisation to provide training contracts
  • Application for authorisation
  • Number of trainees
  • Duration of authorisation
  • The training principal
  • Qualifying requirements
  • Duties
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Entering into a training contract-starting before 25 November 2019 [Archived]

The SRA Standards and Regulations came into force on 25 November 2019, including new Authorisation of Individuals Regulations and Education, Training and Assessment Provider Regulations. This means there are two parallel regimes in force for training contracts, depending on the date when the training started. The applicable requirements are set out in the:

  1. SRA Training Regulations 2014, Qualification and Provider Regulations where the training started between 1 July 2014 and 24 November 2019 (or before 1 July 2014, where the parties transferred to the SRA’s 2014 regime—see: Transition from 2011 to 2014 SRA Training Regulations below

  2. SRA Authorisation of Individuals Regulations and SRA Education, Training and Assessment Provider Regulations where the training started on or after 25 November 2019

This Practice Note explains SRA requirements and guidance about entering into a training contract where the training contract started between 1 July 2014 and 24 November 2019. It reflects the guidance in the SRA Authorisation Training Provider information pack 2014, which has been withdrawn. It does not deal with training contracts that started on or after 25 November 2019 or with qualification via an apprenticeship. For entering into training contracts on or after 25 November 2019 see instead Practice Note: Entering into a training contract—starting on or after 25 November 2019.

Admission requirements

To be admitted as a solicitor

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