Qualifying work experience for candidates

All candidates will need to complete at least two years' full-time (or equivalent) qualifying work experience. This is the work experience part of qualifying as a solicitor after 1 September 2021 when the SQE is introduced.

You can find out more on our qualifying work experience for candidates pages.

This is unless you’re already on your way to becoming a solicitor and can still qualify through the current route. Learn more about who can still qualify this way.