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How solicitors will qualify

The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) is a single, rigorous assessment that all aspiring solicitors will take before qualifying. To qualify you need to:

have a degree in any subject or a qualification or experience that is equivalent to a degree, such as a solicitor apprenticeship which combines on the job experience and training .

Complete two years' full-time (or equivalent) Qualifying Work Experience.

Pass both stages of the SQE assessment - SQE1 focuses on practical legal knowledge and SQE2 on practical legal skills and knowledge.

Meet our character and suitability requirements.

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Have you passed the SQE?

Find out what happens after passing the SQE and admission to the roll of solicitors.

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