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Northern delights | The LETR of the law

The Legal Education and Training report contains much to be recommended but Kevin Poulter is not convinced it is as innovative as it should be for tomorrow's legal services sector

27 June 2013

Like opening a present on Christmas Eve, receiving a copy of the Executive Summary of the long awaited Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) ahead of publication (and under embargo) at first gave me a feeling of mischievous anticipation. Sadly, after the excitement had passed I was left bored, unsatisfied and disappointed. Then again, I should have known better. By the time this is printed, you will probably be tired of the inevitable analysis, commentary and criticism, but bear with me.

You may already know that the LETR could have been published back in December last year, but according to reports, the professional regulators demanded a report that was three times bigger. Christmas then had to be moved, first to January and then until May. Still not enough, now, more than six months since the report was initially prepared and some two years since the project start...

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