September 3, 2013

The Co-operative Introduce Online Solicitor Training Scheme

This post was written by: Aston Bond Law Firm

A new scheme set up by the Co-operative Legal Services and the Manchester Metropolitan University will allow future lawyers to learn the art of being a lawyer through an online teaching system it was recently announced.

The new scheme along with the current apprenticeship scheme and university postgraduate programme will enable trainee solicitors to progress faster in their chosen area of law while still learning the skills needed to flourish in their career as a legal professional.

The new scheme will also use existing qualifications from CILEx and the Chartered Insurance Institute which will all work towards allowing trainee solicitors to further progress in their career as a legal professional.

However, this news is overshadowed by the recent news of a £3.4 million loss in the first half of this year for the Co-operative. The future of this scheme is unknown with it still being in its infancy; however, it does highlight a change in how people enter the legal sector.

Ashton Hudson, Online Marketing Executive