In this week’s episode, we’re delving into the new SQE route to qualification as a solicitor in England and Wales, and what this means for aspiring solicitors.
The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) is a single, national licensing examination that allows aspiring solicitors to qualify at a lower cost and with more flexible study methods and work experience opportunities. To qualify as a solicitor via the SQE route, learners need to satisfy four main elements:
- Have a degree in any subject (or equivalent Level 6 qualification or work experience)
- Pass both stages of the SQE assessment or be exempt
- Have two years’ qualifying work experience
- Pass SRA character and suitability requirements
Find out more about the SQE and our preparation courses here.
To discuss the SQE, Rebecca spoke to our wonderful guest speakers: Kevin Rogers (Partner at Wilson Browne Solicitors), Fatimah Zahrah (Executive Legal Assistant and SQE1 learner), Sunny Miah (Trainee Solicitor and SQE2 learner) and Katy Turquoise (Non-Legal Member of Employment and Social Security Tribunal and SQE1 learner).
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