As part of Prospects Future You webinar series Shane Robson, academic support officer at the Law Training Centre, answers questions on the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE)
Introduced on 1 September 2021 the SQE is a new centralised exam that all aspiring solicitors will need to take to qualify. During the webinar Shane and Ben Burns, policy associate at the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), explained why the route to qualifying has changed, what the SQE will involve, what counts towards qualifying work experience (QWE) and how much the SQE will cost.
We received so many questions from those attending that there wasn't time for Shane or Ben to answer them all. However, Shane has taken the time to respond to some of the most frequent enquiries and we've compiled the answers here.
Who is eligible for the SQE?
The SQEis open to anyone who has a university degree or equivalent in any subject. The subject does not …