SQE qualification

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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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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Upskilling Associates in the Global Legal Market

July 7, 2022

An Interview by Claire Flores with BARBRI Sr. Business Development Director Victoria Cromwell Victoria Cromwell is an English qualified solicitor with over 12 years’ experience in practice at Addleshaw Goddard and Linklaters, and as a professional support lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. After private practice, Victoria taught postgraduate law for Kaplan and BPP, and is […]

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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 you study for the SQE online?

April 9, 2022

The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) was introduced in September 2021 as the new route to qualifying as a solicitor of England and Wales. By 31st December 2032, the SQE will have replaced the Legal Practice Course (LPC) entirely, but depending on when you started studying, there is currently some crossover.  The SQE was brought in to […]

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What does the SQE cost?

April 7, 2022

From September 2021, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) is replacing the old method of law examinations. This change was made after the Legal Services Board (LSB) approved the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) application. It means the introduction of a centralised exam that tests functioning legal knowledge (FLK) of graduates with a qualifying law degree and […]

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Globalise your career: A New York lawyers’ journey to dual qualification

March 29, 2022

By Jasmine Gratton, Associate Attorney at Whitmyer IP Group. When I first heard of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), I was both confused and intrigued. I was in my second year of law school at the University of Bristol in England, and there were murmurs of this new, stream-lined process to legal qualification in England […]

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What does a trainee solicitor do?

March 28, 2022

To complete the difficult journey to becoming a solicitor, you must first successfully finish either the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), before spending two years as a trainee. Previously, there was one route for trainee solicitors, which was to get a training contract with a firm for two years. However, […]

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Can I be a solicitor without a law degree?

March 18, 2022

A career as a solicitor is a highly respected one, with plenty of room for growth and the potential to earn a great salary. Traditionally, the route to becoming a solicitor was to study for a Law degree or to take a conversion course before doing a qualifying course and exam known as the Legal […]

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