5 top tips to manage your paralegal talent pool with SQE

May 16, 2023

Author: Jonathan Worrell, Business Development Director at BARBRI “Many of our paralegals are going off and doing their own thing! It’s a nightmare…”   This is the theme I have heard more than once when talking to law firms about the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) – the new route to qualification in England and Wales.   BARBRI […]

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SQE Industry Insights: Document automation with Avvoka

March 9, 2023

Legal tech is a buzzword because it represents a shift in the way the legal industry operates. Using technology to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and increase accessibility. As technology continues to reshape industries, lawyers are exploring how new tools can help them address long-standing challenges and make the delivery of legal services more efficient. Additionally, […]

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A week in the life of a BARBRI student

March 3, 2023

This week on the blog we’re talking to current BARBRI student Aurelia Pyneeandee, who’s giving us an insight into what her typical week looks like while she’s juggling studying for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), her full-time job at a law firm, tutoring and her side hustle as a content creator. Aurelia, also known online […]

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What is the BARBRI CareerHub & how can it support you with QWE?

February 1, 2023

Whether you’re just starting to plan your SQE journey, working on obtaining QWE or you’re a seasoned professional looking for your next step, we want to support you in making the best moves for your career. That’s why we’ve created the BARBRI CareerHub—designed to get you career ready.   But what exactly is the CareerHub? […]

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Rounding up November with BARBRI

December 7, 2022

It’s been another jam-packed month for team BARBRI, with a series of new partnerships, scholarships, events, and support introduced for those hoping to pursue the SQE. To keep you up to date, we wanted to share a quick snapshot of what we’ve been up to. Collaborations & partnerships To help broaden access to the profession, […]

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The final transition from QLTS to SQE

August 29, 2022

Becoming a dual qualified solicitor in England and Wales As a lawyer, you’re part of an esteemed profession that commands respect and holds influence over many aspects of society. You’re also part of one of the most highly competitive professions in the world. That’s why it makes sense for overseas qualified lawyers to broaden their […]

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Top 10 Careers In The Legal Industry Explained

August 25, 2022

If you’re drawn to a career in law, then it’s worth exploring all the occupations available to you. We’ve put together a list of some of the most common legal careers and their job descriptions as an example of how diverse this industry can be. The best place to start is by identifying your interests […]

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SQE vs LPC and GDL

April 27, 2022

From Autumn 2021, the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) has scrapped the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) in favour of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE). This new exam is the route that all new solicitor applicants in England and Wales have to take from 2021 onwards. The SQE will need to […]

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Can I self study for the SQE?

April 25, 2022

In September 2021, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) introduced the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) as the new route to qualifying as a solicitor of England and Wales. Unlike the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), the SQE isn’t a course —rather, it’s a series of exams taken in two stages.  […]

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How do peers influence learning?

April 23, 2022

Peers play a crucial role in any educational journey that we embark upon. The teachers, the content, and the learning materials are all equally important, but the classmates and friends that we pick up on the way can ultimately determine how we look back upon an experience. But as well as forming the friendships that […]

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