Altering the best way barristers are educated would dramatically alter the Bar’s requirements as it might give solicitors a simple run on getting in, the Bar Council has acknowledged.

The proposals to alter the route of coaching and schooling for barristers would heighten the possibility of getting solicitors who will not be as acquainted to sure testing. In a press release, the consultant physique stated this reform would, “be engaging to solicitors who regard admission to the Bar as a badge of feat, and who will recognise that this path to that badge is basically much less arduous than the route barristers presently take”.

Including it might, “swell the ranks of the Bar with those that is not going to have confronted the identical testing regime, and with out giving the undiscerning public any technique of distinguishing between the 2 on the level of instruction”.

“Little question there can be many distinguished teachers with broad grounding in English legislation who have already got the abilities taught on the vocational stage; but it surely appears to us completely doable that there could also be some lecturers of legislation (for example maybe very specialised educational attorneys) who is not going to. Given the imprecise definition of those that fall inside this rule it’s significantly necessary to keep away from passporting folks by way of two of the three phases of bar coaching”.

These new guidelines can be finalised in Autumn and are available into impact subsequent 12 months.