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What can or can't the Conservatives do for aspiring lawyers?

Natasza Slater discusses what the outcome of increased tuition fees could mean, and questions whether extra funding should be given to the LPC

19 May 2015

Despite polls suggesting a hung parliament, David Cameron resumed his position as prime minister, this time with a Conservative majority.

For those wishing to qualify as a solicitor, the government’s next steps may impact the decision as to whether to proceed with the traditional university route or an apprenticeship qualification.

William Hague recently intimated that the Conservative party has not ruled out an increase in tuition fees. It is thought that any further increase will deter students from opting for a law degree, although, on reflection, this was not the case with the trebling of tuition fees implemented by the coalition government. The Law Society notes that in 2012, 20,070 students were accepted onto a university law degree course. The number decreased slightly from the previous academic year, the last with a £3,000 tuition cap, but not drastically enough to deduc...

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