Annual review of the SQE functioning legal knowledge

Jan 16, 2023

Kaplan will be carrying out the annual review of the functioning legal knowledge (the FLK) for SQE1 and SQE2.

The FLK for the SQE is contained in the in the Assessment Specifications as follows:

The aims of the annual review are to:

  • Update the FLK to reflect changes in the law and practice and make any other essential changes
  • Offer clarification in the light of feedback from stakeholders where necessary.

All stakeholders are welcome to submit any feedback relating to the FLK and in line with the aims of the review. Please email us - - with the subject header ‘SQE FLK Review’ by 5pm on 28 February 2023 with your feedback. Please state clearly which FLK your suggestion relates to (i.e. SQE1 FLK1, SQE1 FLK2 or SQE2 FLK) and what your feedback is. This will be reviewed by the subject matter experts at Kaplan. A decision will then be taken, in conjunction with the SRA, as to whether the FLK will be amended as a result of the feedback.

An updated FLK will be published by the end of April and we will also let stakeholders know of any key changes to the FLK on this website. The updated FLK will apply to any SQE assessments that take place after 1 September 2023.

Learn more: SQE1 FLK and SQE2 FLK