Our partners

We work with a number of organisations to help guide students through their SQE journey

Find out more about how we work together to support you through your SQE studies

Our partnerships with firms and providers of legal services

By embracing the disruptive influence of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) and the liberalisation of the training contract, organisations and legal services providers can demonstrate a commitment to creating a new generation of innovative, collaborative, adaptable and diverse lawyers.

We are proud to have built a number of preferred and exclusive partnerships with law firms, ALSPs and organisations to provide their aspiring lawyers with everything they need to excel. This is an exciting opportunity for organisations to develop their talent strategies through adopting and investing in this new pathway to qualification.

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Our Law Firm partners

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Our university collaborations

We are proud to work with some of the most prestigious academic institutions both in the UK and abroad. We have a growing number of university collaborations with whom we work both exclusively and as preferred partners.

We provide BARBRI courses to students and members either via signposting relationships or integrated licensing deals. This enables the universities to offer their students solutions to their preparation and qualification needs as solicitors beyond their university degrees.

Through our extensive network of collaborations abroad, we are also able bring our courses to law graduates and lawyers worldwide to leading educational institutions across the globe.

We've also introduced SQE Edge, a programme designed to help universities future-proof undergraduate law programmes, and attract the best talent. SQE Edge provides access to the tools and technology needed to introduce multiple-choice assessments and SQE subjects to degree programmes.

Our organisation partners

Our funding initiative BARBRI Bridges aims to support equality, diversity, and accessibility in the legal industry. As part of this work we’ve teamed up with a number of organisations to shape funding initiatives that are inclusive, and provide a way to empower lawyers in creating a profession that is more representative of today’s society.

As well as preparing students for SQE success we’re breaking down financial obstacles to reduce barriers to qualification so that aspiring lawyers from all walks of life have access to equal opportunities.

BARBRI Bridges adheres to four pillars when forming partnerships - digital innovation and transformation; general public interest; equality, diversity and inclusion; and social, economic and environmental.

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Our Business Development team


Victoria Cromwell

Head of New Business and Account Management


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Jonathan Worrell

Business Development Director


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Chris Howard

University Partnership Director



Mercedes Benjamin

Client Services Manager


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Tom Armstrong

Business Development Manager


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Robbie Burke

Account Manager


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Matthew Skelding

Account Manager


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Find out more about our partnership opportunities

Our team will be able to help you find out more about how we work with our partners and whether you can get involved, as a partner organisation or as a student .

What our partners say

"We were very struck by BARBRI's overall offering for SQE provision, in particular, its ambition, dynamism and superlative use of technology, which aligns closely with our own ethos. Their pitch went above and beyond our expectations. But it was their position on, and commitment to, inclusion and diversity which really chimed with us. As a core pillar of the Firm's strategy, we know we want to go further, do better in this area - and BARBRI are going to help us to get where we want to be."

Stephen Ratcliffe, Baker McKenzie's Training Principal

“We aim to create a supportive environment that will help to guide students through their studies and careers. This collaboration with BARBRI will mean that our students can prepare for the new SQE with tried and tested preparation methods and access mentor support from industry experts.”

Dr Catherine Easton, Head of Lancaster University Law School

“There is no national strategy to support refugees in the UK to take their first steps into work. This leads to unemployment, exclusion and untapped potential. With support from partners such as BARBRI, we can help people from a refugee background access the legal profession and acquire the knowledge, confidence, experience and qualifications they need to gain stable, fulfilling employment matching their skills and aspirations.”

Matthew Powell, CEO and founder of Breaking Barriers

“BARBRI really is being brilliantly visionary, innovative and proactive in creating and delivering opportunities to those seeking to enter the profession, in particular, those where obstacles might appear insurmountable. Linklaters is delighted to work with BARBRI and Breaking Barriers in relation to its support of refugee lawyers and anticipates working on other important projects going forward. Watch this space.”

Patrick McCann, Director Learning for Linklaters LLP

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