Recruitment of SQE2 solicitor examiners

Aug 15, 2023

As part of our cycle of recruitment, we are looking for experienced qualified solicitors to join our pool of solicitor examiners for the SQE2 live oral advocacy assessments. Further information regarding SQE2 can be found on our SQE2 Assessment Specification page, including a selection of sample oral advocacy assessment questions.

If becoming a solicitor examiner for SQE2 is of interest to you, please complete our online form.

On the form you will be asked to indicate the legal discipline (or disciplines) in which you have subject expertise. Whilst the assessments take place in two contexts: Dispute Resolution and Criminal Litigation, applicants need not have a litigation background as full training will be given.

The process of selection of SQE2 solicitor examiners includes attendance at an online selection event. The online selection event includes a slide presentation on SQE2 assessment methodology and criteria, and the opportunity to practice some assessment marking.

There will be no remuneration or expenses payable for attendance at an online selection event. However, if you are successful, you will be invited to join the pool of SQE2 solicitor examiners and may be called upon for each SQE2 assessment period. An assessment period is a three-day window (including one day for training and two days for actual assessing). Should you join our pool of SQE2 examiners, you will be paid for the assessment work that you do.

We will provide information about the rates of pay and our next selection event if the solicitor examiner role is of interest to you.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the online form by Thursday, 7 September 2023.