Agreed SQE assessment exemptions

These are the qualifications we have already considered, or are considering, for an agreed exemption.

If your qualification has an agreed exemption, please see below for the relevant form to apply for this.

If your qualification does not appear on this table, we have not received an application from either an individual or a law society/bar to consider it. If you wish to apply, please complete this form.

Jurisdiction Qualification SQE1 FLK1 SQE1 FLK2 SQE2

Denmark*

Advokat

No

No

Under consideration

England and Wales

Barrister

No

No

No

England and Wales

CILEx Practitioner

No

No

No

England and Wales

Chartered Legal Executive

No

No

No

England and Wales*

Licensed Conveyancer

Under consideration

Under consideration

Under consideration

Hong Kong**

Solicitor

No

No

Under consideration – decision expected by 20 October 2021

India**

Advocate

Under consideration - decision expected by 29 December 2021

Under consideration - decision expected by 29 December 2021

Under consideration - decision expected by 29 December 2021

Scotland Solicitor No No Yes (Apply for this exemption)
Singapore * Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court Under consideration Under consideration Under consideration

Victorian Bar (Australia)**

Barrister

Under consideration - decision expected by 12 December 2021

Under consideration - decision expected by 12 December 2021

Under consideration - decision expected by 12 December 2021

*This application is from a law society or bar. This may take several months to process, and we will update this table as soon as we decide on any possible exemptions.

**Application from an individual

Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland Solicitors

Solicitors of Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland are exempt from the SQE assessments. You do not need to apply for these exemptions. Find out more.

All other qualified lawyers

All qualified lawyers can  apply for additional or new exemptions based on their qualifications and personal work experience. Find out how to apply.

If a qualified lawyer is granted an SQE2 exemption, they may need to show us their English or Welsh language competence.

CILEX members

CILEX members who are not a Chartered Legal Executive or CILEX Practitioner will need to qualify through the full SQE route. Find out more.