Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE)
We will be introducing a new, independent centralised assessment for all would-be solicitors. The SQE will mean that everyone who becomes a solicitor will meet the same high standards in a consistent way.
Subject to final approval from the Legal Services Board, from autumn 2021 to qualify everyone will need to:
- have a degree in any subject (or equivalent qualification or work experience)
- pass both stages of the SQE assessment - SQE1 focuses on legal knowledge and SQE2 on practical legal skills
- have 2 years' qualifying work experience
- pass our character and suitability requirements.