Monday 12 August 2013
Some 6,771 solicitors were admitted to the roll in the 12 months to 31 July 2013 - a 6% increase on the previous year.
Figures published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority show that half of new solicitors took a law degree followed by the Legal Practice Course, while 31% took a conversion course.
Sixteen per cent of new entrants to the profession came through the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test or Scheme, enabling overseas and other UK lawyers to qualify as solicitors.
Law Society Gazette