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The Solicitors Qualifying Exam: Challenges to reforming our system of legal qualification

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The Solicitors Qualifying Exam: Challenges to reforming our system of legal qualification

The Solicitors Qualifying Exam: Challenges to reforming our system of legal qualification

The Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (the “SRA”) is currently finalising details of its proposal for a ‘solicitors’ super exam’ (the “Solicitors’ Qualifying Exam” or “SQE”), the projected new common route to qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales.

The SRA’s goal is for the SQE to be available to candidates to sit by 2020. However, a number of challenges are threatening to delay its implementation.

Click here to gain an insight into how issues such as the cost of qualification, diversity within the legal profession and general commercial funnelling must be addressed to protect the interests of legal clients and legal professionals under the proposed new system.