Solicitors Qualifying Exam

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 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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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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How to prepare for the SQE while working

February 5, 2021

The new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), which comes into effect in September 2021, is now less than a year away. Replacing the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC), which will be phased out, would-be lawyers and students are now turning their attentions to the finer details of the SQE. Hot topics […]

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Preparing for 2021, a new world of legal education

December 18, 2020

To say that 2020 has been a year of unprecedented change for the legal industry, still doesn’t seem to do justice to the huge amount of upheaval the sector has experienced during the past twelve months. When the pandemic descended at the start of the year, law firms had to quickly reassess their strategies for […]

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Solicitors Qualifying Exam: Top 10 Questions

September 10, 2020

Tracy Savage, BARBRI’s Academic Head of UK programmes, answers the top ten questions on the Solicitors Qualifying Exam. 1. How will the Solicitors Qualifying Exam change the process of becoming a solicitor? In short, the Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE) is the legal profession’s equivalent to the ‘big bang’. Also known as the ‘super-exam’, this much […]

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A guide for overseas lawyers dual qualifying in England & Wales

June 12, 2020

As we now live in a more interconnected way than ever before, with national borders no longer being a barrier to doing business across multiple countries and London unquestionably remaining a major hub for international commerce, lawyers who are admitted to practice overseas are likely to reap huge benefits by gaining a dual qualification as […]

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