Solicitors Qualifying Examination milestones

25 April 2017

There is a substantial amount of work to do to get the SQE ready for implementation. At the same time, stakeholders need time to introduce new courses and to adjust recruitment processes. We will, therefore, not introduce the SQE until our target date of September 2020 at the earliest.

The diagram below sets out the transition to the SQE, which will take place in a gradual and inclusive way and will enable candidates to choose between qualifying under the current system or the SQE for a number of years.

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Solicitors Qualifying Examination timeline
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