• How can I fund the SQE?By Raphael Jucobin

  • How much will the SQE cost?Billy Sexton

    Costs for the SQE have been revealed! Find out how much it cost when it is first introduced in autumn 2021. 

  • How will the SQE affect me?By Jan Hill

  • How will the SQE be different from the GDL and LPC?Becky Kells

    So if you’ve reached this article, you’ll perhaps know by now that the SQE is set to replace the GDL and LPC in autumn 2021. But what exactly are the differences between the two routes?

  • Is the SQE an online course?By Raphael Jucobin

    The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) is the new standard exam that will be completed by all those training for the legal profession, whatever their academic background. It will be progressively phased in from Autumn 2021.

  • Pathways to the SQEby Jack J Collins

    One of the most liberating things about the SQE is the way that it opens up differing pathways into being a solicitor. The thing with standardised qualifications is that they mean you can get to the point of entry in any way you like, so long as you conform to the requirements. We take a quick look at some of the options.

  • Should I sit the LPC, or wait for the SQE? Becky Kells

    At the moment, there is an option for students to complete the LPC and qualify via the traditional route, or wait an (indefinite) amount of time until the SQE is launched. If you’re wondering what to do, this article might be of use.

  • SQE: a breakdown Becky Kells

    For wannabe solicitors, news about the SQE has been a long time coming. And while the first students are yet to begin the new route to qualification, the SRA has released some information about what the new exam will look like.

  • SQE: The Need-to-Know Information for Apprentice SolicitorsBy David Carnes

    Put succinctly, a legal apprenticeship programme is a way to eventually become a solicitor without a obtaining university degree. At the end of the process, you can qualify as a solicitor. You earn while you learn, and although salaries are typically lower initially, about 80% of your experience involves on-the-job training, which offers certain advantages over students who qualify through the traditional route.

  • SQE: What does it mean for international students?By David Carnes

    The SQE, or Solicitors Qualifying Exam, is a new procedure for qualifying as a solicitor that will commence in September 2021. This new system raises issues that are of special concern for international students studying in the UK, or who intend to study in the UK.

  • The SQE: what we know so far Becky Kells, Editor, AllAboutLaw

    The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) is a course that has, at times, prompted more questions than answers. What is it? When will it be introduced? And what about all of the LPC and GDL students out there? Until the SQE launches, we’ll be bringing you all of the SQE updates, as and when they happen—so keep an eye on this page.

  • What has the SRA said about the SQE?Becky Kells

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has created a dedicated section to provide updates about the SQE. Here, we outline some of the main points and latest developments.

  • What is the SQE?by Jack J Collins

    Put simply, the SQE stands for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination. It is the culmination of the consultations and reviews of the Training for Tomorrow programme – a new assessment, standardised, which all solicitors will be required to take before they are accepted as qualified.

  • When will the SQE be brought into play?Becky Kells

    Many of you will be wondering when the Solicitors Qualifying Examination will be brought into play. Here, we’ll keep you updated with the key start times, as and when they get announced.

  • Work-based learning and the SQEBy Jan Hill

    One of the more talked-about aspects of the new Solicitors’ Qualifying Exam (SQE) is that it will allow paralegals or others working within law firms to use ‘equivalent means’ – on-the-job experience - to qualify as a solicitor.

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