International approaches to ongoing competence

In June 2021, we published an independent report (PDF)  into the approaches to ongoing competence assurance adopted in other legal jurisdictions.

During our ongoing competence call for evidence in 2020, stakeholders told us it would be useful to know what approaches have been adopted in other jurisdictions, as well as ongoing competence measures used in legal services and other professional sectors in England and Wales. We commissioned Hook Tangaza to carry out research in this area.

Have a look at a blog from Margie McCrone which shows what England and Wales can learn from other international jurisdictions and their ongoing competence measures and outlines the wider themes from this research report.