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I read with interest the article in The Lawyer 8 October whereby "Norton Rose opts for paralegals to liberate solicitors".
If it takes this sort of statement and policy line to "liberate the profession" then it cannot be more welcomed, especially by people in my position who have completed law degrees and the Legal Practice Course and now seek work experience as a way of making themselves more "marketable" with a view to obtaining a training contract.
It seems that no measures taken have been successful in reducing the ever-increasing number of would-be lawyers.
This policy taken by Norton Rose, while not revolutionary - lots of law firms take on paralegals - is a brave move in the direction of working towards the promotion of employing graduates rather than trying to reduce their number. (It is especially brave for Norton Rose as they are probably knee deep in application forms right now.)