SQE qualification

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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Top learning techniques

March 8, 2022

Every student is different, which means that their learning style will vary too. For example, whilst some students prefer to spend days poring over their textbooks, others prefer to create cue cards from the notes that they’ve made in lectures. In recent years, online learning has become increasingly popular as students realise the benefits of […]

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SQE study tips

March 6, 2022

The Legal Practice Course (LPC) is being phased out, which means that from 1st September 2021, any new aspiring solicitors must take the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) to test their legal knowledge. If you’ve completed a non-law degree and you decided you wanted to become a solicitor in England and Wales after this date, you’ll need to […]

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Digital learning by design: the future

October 19, 2021

As a result of the unstructured provision of learning online by virtue of the pandemic, it is now trite that digital learning should be by design rather than necessity. The L & D community has learnt a lot of lessons from the last 18 months, one of which is that there can be no ‘one […]

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Do you need to complete a GDL before taking the SQE?

August 19, 2021

Qualifying as a solicitor without a law degree The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) offers a new route to qualification for non-law graduates which is both faster and cheaper than the traditional qualification route. Find out more below and try our new SQE Prep course for free. With the introduction of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) from September 2021, […]

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Studying for the SQE as an overseas lawyer

August 6, 2021

Working and studying across borders has become the norm for international commerce during the past decade, with geographic location and traditional barriers becoming less important. This includes the legal sector and for those who want to be able to explore exciting career opportunities across the globe there’s never been a better time to get started. […]

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Can I prepare for the SQE1 in 10 weeks?

August 3, 2021

With the inaugural Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) taking place in November, you might think finding enough time to study and pass the SQE1 in the remainder of 2021 is unrealistic. However, for those who wish to qualify as soon as possible, BARBRI’s 10-week SQE1 Prep course could provide the ideal solution. But is 10 weeks […]

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A CILEx Fellow’s Guide to the SQE

May 24, 2021

In 2021, the path to becoming a solicitor is changing. The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) will become the main way for prospective solicitors to qualify in England and Wales from September 2021. It will replace the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) as the main routes into the profession. If you’re […]

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How will the SQE affect law firms in 2021?

March 17, 2021

The new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) is on the horizon. The highly anticipated SQE is rolling out from September 2021 by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Its aim is clear – to simplify the route to legal qualification. It also aims to make sure that all would-be solicitors meet the same high and consistent standards. […]

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SQE Qualifying Work Experience: Key questions answered

February 23, 2021

With the first SQE1 exam set for November 2021, the first preparation courses are underway. Firms and individuals are already preparing for this new route to qualification in England and Wales. A large volume of delegates is on the BARBRI’s inaugural SQE1 Prep course. Yet, one element which is leaving many with feelings of uncertainty […]

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