Developing the SQE

We will be introducing a new, independent centralised assessment for all would-be solicitors. The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) will mean that everyone who becomes a solicitor will meet the same high standards in a consistent way. This will be introduced on 1 September 2021, although this is still subject to final approval from the Legal Services Board. We expect a decision from the Legal Services Board in late 2020.

We have worked with, solicitors, employers, education training providers, careers advisers and would-be solicitors to develop information to help you understand and prepare for the SQE’s introduction.

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