Law Society of Scotland ‘hopes ministers will reconsider’

As reported in the Scottish Legal News, the Law Society of Scotland yesterday issued a supporting our campaign.

When the changes to postgraduate funding were announced, the Law Society of Scotland voiced its concern about the potential impact on access to the legal profession. We pressed the Scottish Government to reconsider its decision in relation to the diploma in legal practice, which is a requirement to qualify as a solicitor in Scotland.

As we approach the new academic year when the move from grant funding to loan funding commences, our concerns remain and still hope that Scottish Ministers will reconsider.

It is encouraging to see students in each of the ten universities offering the LLB coming together to campaign for improved funding for the diploma in professional legal practice and we congratulate them on this excellent new initiative.

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