In brief: Aclec lays down education guidelines

A consultation paper on education and training for lawyers by the Lord Chancellor's advisers Aclec recommends “the maximum amount of common education for the different branches of the legal profession”. The paper, published on Friday, lays down the committee's blueprint for vocational training and continual professional development. Other recommendations include more rigorous education in “common professional values” and funding to ensure the profession is open to people from diverse backgrounds.