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This sample question and discussion of answer is an example of a legal research assessment in the context of Criminal Litigation. This is a computer-based assessment.
You have 60 minutes to carry out the research and complete your written answer. Note that, while the subject matter of the research will be within the broad heading of the practice area in which the assessment is set, it may be outside the scope of the Functioning Legal Knowledge, thus requiring research.
You will be provided with sources for the legal research assessment. These may include both primary and secondary sources. Some of the sources provided may not be relevant.
Please note that this SQE2 sample Criminal Litigation legal research question was prepared on the basis of the law in force on 28 November 2023.
For further detail see the SQE2 Assessment Specification.
Legal research (Criminal Litigation) (PDF 802KB)
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