July SQE1 booking update: Seat reservation forms have been sent to candidates. If you have not received one and intended to sit July SQE1 please create an SQE account, complete the pre-booking steps and contact the Candidate Services Team as soon as possible for a form. See the SQE news for more information.


July SQE2 booking update: Please see the SQE news for an important update on the booking process.


Please see the SQE News for information about the second SQE annual report, costs and fees, T&Cs, and taking the SQE in Welsh.

The SQE is provided by Kaplan SQE Ltd., working with, and on behalf of, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). All information provided has been written in conjunction with, and adhering to, the SRA’s guidelines.


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How solicitors will qualify

The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) is a single, rigorous assessment that all aspiring solicitors will take before qualifying. To qualify you need to:

have a degree in any subject or a qualification or experience that is equivalent to a degree, such as a solicitor apprenticeship which combines on-the-job experience and training.

Complete two years' full-time (or equivalent) Qualifying Work Experience.

Pass both stages of the SQE assessment - SQE1 focuses on practical legal knowledge and SQE2 on practical legal skills.

Meet our character and suitability requirements.

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