Solicitors Qualifying Exam

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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Top 5 Law Firm Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

May 31, 2021

Job searching can be challenging at any stage of your career. That’s why, for those looking to pursue a career in law, it’s essential to gain an understanding of the common legal industry interview questions and how you can answer them successfully.   It pays to be prepared Remember, no matter how many interviews you […]

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How difficult will the SQE be?

May 28, 2021

The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) is set to change the face of the legal profession. When it’s officially introduced in September 2021, it will ensure that standards are both high and consistent amongst all would-be solicitors. Levelling out the playing field, the SQE will make the path to a law career much clearer for many. […]

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A Legal Executive’s Guide to the SQE

May 26, 2021

The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) will be the main way to qualify as a solicitor from 2021. It introduces a new approach to qualifying which will help to broaden the route to becoming a solicitor. Flexible work experience arrangements, a move away from training contracts, and a rethink of degree requirements all make becoming a […]

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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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A week in the life of an SQE student

April 23, 2021

As the new route to qualification for lawyers in England and Wales, many questions are surrounding the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), what it entails, and what a typical day of learning might look like on an SQE Prep course with BARBRI. To help give you a little insight into how our students manage to earn […]

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How to write a legal CV and cover letter

April 7, 2021

First impressions always count. How you choose to present yourself on paper can make a big difference. This is the case not just at the start of your law career, but also as you climb the ladder. Your legal CV and cover letter are your opportunities to stand out. They can set you apart from […]

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