SQE exemptions: questions and answersExemption from the SQE assessments is only available to qualified lawyers. To help explain all your options we have put together these questions and answers.
General questions about SQE exemptionsOpen all
Yes, but you would need to provide new evidence and information than in your previous application.
Yes, if you are ready to sit SQE1 you can do this alongside making your exemption application. Any results from this exam will not affect the decision.
And if the exemption is not granted you will need to have passed SQE1 before you are allowed to sit SQE2.
No, there is no time limit. Please see the SQE assessment website for more on the exam dates.
SQE 1 exemptions
No, pre-qualification experience is below the threshold standard of a newly qualified solicitor.
SQE 2 exemptionsOpen all
Not at this point. If you get an exemption, you will need to confirm this in your SQE account.
No, pre-qualification experience is completed below the threshold standard of a newly qualified solicitor.