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24 July 2015

You can spot them by their black suits, typically wide-eyed youthfulness, and a willingness to help out with just about anything. 'Photocopying? There's nothing I enjoy more. And pagination, too? Oh, you spoil me with your trust in my abilities.' Of course, a week or two in a legal office can only give an abstract and somewhat vague glimpse into the work that goes on every day in legal firms, in-house teams, and local government.

The Law Society's move last week to fight for the protection of the training contract as the preferred route to qualification may not be universally welcomed - not least by the tens of thousands of aspiring solicitors struggling to secure practical training. The Solicitors Regulation Authority's Training for Tomorrow review is likely to be revisited before any steps are taken to change the qualification process in light of the comments from practitioners.

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