'No solution' to fund crisis

THERE is “no immediate solution in sight” to the current funding crisis for legal education but a call for voluntary contributions from the profession may not go unheeded, lawyers have heard.

Speaking at last week's Law Society legal education conference – 'Developing the individual and the business' – training committee chair Roger Jones said although firms may inject funds into the training system, law teachers should continue to tell students about the problems facing them when choosing a future career in law.

He said the profession had now accepted the “dire realisation” that there were not enough training contracts to go around, and it was now looking for alternative careers for those people without work.