SQE conference 2020

15 December 2020

Watch the conference sessions for our annual SQE virtual conference for education and training providers.

Get all the latest information on the SQE to further help you to prepare for its September introduction. Discussion topics include:

  • how providers and firms are preparing for SQE
  • the timeline to launching the SQE assessments in September 2021
  • the logistics for sitting the assessment
  • qualifying work experience, including in relation to law clinics
  • an update from The Bridge Group on their recent SQE diversity report.
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Benedict Fisher, Head of External Communications, SRA | Julie Brannan, Director of Education and Training, SRA | Geoff Coombe, SQE independent reviewer

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Developing the SQE

SQE1 sample questions

SQE2 sample questions

Benedict Fisher, Head of External Communications, SRA | Yiannis Chrysanthou, Head of Stakeholder Engagement, Kaplan | Zoe Robinson, Director of Learning and Qualifications, Kaplan | Maxine Warr, Head of Education and Training, SRA

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SQE timings

SQE policies and processes

Transitional arrangements

Infographic: Taking the SQE assessment

Benedict Fisher, Head of External Communications, SRA | Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, Goldsmiths, University of London | Fionnghuala Griggs, Linklaters, representing City Training Consortium | Chris Howard, The Professional Law Institute, King's College London | Gun Judge, Addleshaw Goddard LLP | Carl Lygo, Arden University | Elizabeth Smart, Sheffield Hallam University

Benedict Fisher, Head of External Communications, SRA | Julie Brannan, Director of Education and Training, SRA | Jill Foster Taylor, Interim SQE Academic Director, Kaplan

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SQE1 Assessment Specification

SQE2 Assessment Specification

Benedict Fisher, Head of External Communications, SRA | Cordella Bart-Stewart, Black Solicitors Network | Nicholas Miller, The Bridge Group

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SQE: monitoring and maximising diversity (The Bridge Group report)

SQE Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Risk Assessment

Benedict Fisher, Head of External Communications, SRA | Richard Williams, SRA |Mary Bonsor, Flex Legal | Lucy Blackburn, University of Central Lancashire | Clare Collins, DWF Law LLP | Nicole Poole, The Law Society

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Guidance - Meeting our standards for good qualifying work experience

Guidance - Solicitors and Compliance Officers for Legal Practice (COLPs) confirming qualifying work experience

Information for employers