A new way to qualify
Download our SQE exemptions checklist to see if you are exempt from all or part of the SQE.
In 2021 the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) replaced the old path of the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) as the main route to qualification for overseas lawyers looking to dual-qualify as solicitors in England & Wales.
BARBRI has based its SQE Prep courses on the success of the QLTS Prep by BARBRI which mirrors the new assessment style. BARBRI has successfully coached thousands of overseas qualified lawyers through the QLTS exams, and our results speak for themselves. On the last QLTS exam our students achieved an 83% pass rate, and an overall pass rate of 76% on all the courses we have delivered since 2018.
The new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) is similarly split between two stages: the SQE1 and SQE2. Did you know that it’s also possible to receive an exemption from parts of the SQE if you’re qualified in a different jurisdiction? As an overseas-qualified lawyer, you could therefore find the new route to qualification more accessible than ever before.
What is an SQE exemption?
Exemptions from all or part of the SQE examinations are available to qualified lawyers in other jurisdictions. These exemptions are either pre-agreed with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) based on your country of qualification or can be granted on an individual basis on application. To get an exemption, your legal qualification and/or experience must be the same as the assessment content and standard, which is based on English and Welsh law.
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