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Client interviewing and attendance note/legal analysis (Wills and Intestacy, Probate Administration and Practice)

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This sample question and discussion of answer is an example of a client interview and attendance note/legal analysis assessment in the context of Wills and Intestacy, Probate Administration and Practice.  Please note, the client interview is an oral assessment, but we have provided a written sample of a candidate answer for the website.

You will be provided with one or more documents stating who the client is and providing an indication of what the client has come to discuss. You have 10 minutes to prepare for the interview. You then have 25 minutes to conduct the interview with the client, who is present in the room. The assessor who plays the role of the client in the interview will assess you only on skills (not on application of law).

You then have 25 minutes to write, by hand, an attendance note/legal analysis of the interview you have just completed.

Please note that this SQE2 sample interviewing and attendance note/legal analysis question was prepared on the basis of the law in force on 28 November 2023.

For further detail see the SQE2 Assessment Specification.

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