The rumours appear to be true!  The SRA has started a consultation to look at the introduction of a new 'super' exam to be taken by anyone wishing to qualify as a solicitor.

The roll out of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination will ensure consistently high standards throughout the legal profession according to the SRA.  

If the idea is met with approval there will be further consultations in 2016 to look at the different pathways to qualification.  It may mean that not everyone will need to take the LPC in future.