The Law Society
The Law Society represents solicitors in England and Wales and works to promote the profession by negotiating with regulators and offering training and advice to new lawyers.
All legal practice courses (LPCs) are accredited by the Law Society. It also awards accreditations to conversion courses.
The Law Society has two schemes offering potential assistance with LPC fees to those who demonstrate excellent potential. One is a bursary for students who have a confirmed place on the LPC to pay for all or part of the fees. The other is the Law Society Diversity Access Scheme, for those facing exceptional obstacles on the path to becoming a solicitor. It provides scholarships to cover LPC course fees and successful applicants will also automatically qualify for support through the Law Society's mentoring scheme.