Three new legal apprenticeships launched in Wales

Three new qualifications are set to be launched in Wales to help those interested in a career in law. Apprenticeships in conveyancing and probate will be on offer to new entrants under the first two new qualifications. They will begin in early 2017

The third qualification leads to eligibility to become a Licensed Conveyancer, a fully authorised lawyer regulated by the CLC, the specialist property law regulator, with the same status as a solicitor within their area of specialism. That can be a follow on from becoming a Conveyancing Technician, or apprentices can aim for the higher qualification from the beginning.

 

‘An excellent way to begin a career in law’

Chief Executive of the CLC Sheila Kumar said: “There is strong demand for more qualified Licensed Conveyancers and CLC Probate Practitioners because of the overall strength of the sector we regulate.  These new apprenticeships in Wales are an excellent way to begin a career in law, earning while you learn. The CLC supports Licensed Conveyancers who are finding new ways to meet the expectations of buyers and sellers and provide innovative new services. We expect the Welsh Government will approve them so that the first apprenticeships can begin in March 2017.”

The news comes as a boost to those keen to push legal apprenticeships following the blow delivered by magic circle firms, a number of which recently confirmed they would not offer apprenticeships in law.