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This sample question and discussion of the answer is an example of an advocacy assessment in the context of Criminal Litigation. The discussion of the answer includes a video recording of a sample candidate answer for you to view.
In preparation for the assessment, you have 45 minutes to consider the documents provided and 15 minutes to make your submission to a judge who is present in the assessment room. The role of the judge will be played by a solicitor of England and Wales who will assess you both on skills and application of law.
For further detail see the SQE2 Assessment Specification.
Please note that this SQE2 sample Criminal Litigation advocacy question was prepared on the basis of the law in force on 28 November 2023.
Advocacy (Criminal Litigation) (PDF 436KB)
Please note, a sample will be available in Welsh in 2024.
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