Tag: SQE

Wednesday, 05 September 2018 10:47

Understanding the SQE and what it means for me

Last year the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) announced their decision to reform solicitor qualification in England and Wales by introducing the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). The SRA have been consulting on reforms since 2015, and their proposals have been controversial with firms and universities alike.

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It's the SQE news we've all been waiting for. Sort of.

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved an application by the SRA to introduce a centralised super-exam for prospective solicitors.

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In the latest news concerning the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), it has been announced that education giant Kaplan will be the assessment organisation that develops and delivers the new ‘super exam’.

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While education services company Kaplan has emerged as the winner of the race to develop the Solicitor Regulation Authority’s (SRA) controversial new ‘super-exam’, rival providers BPP University and University of Law (ULaw) claim to have pulled themselves out of the running at an early stage.

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In a busy week for the legal watchdog, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has announced it is postponing the implementation of its new centralised assessment, dubbed the ‘super-exam’, until September 2021.

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Last year the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) announced their decision to reform solicitor qualification in England and Wales by introducing the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). The SRA have been consulting on reforms since 2015, and their proposals have been controversial with firms and universities alike. Now that they’ve decided how they want to proceed, students looking to qualify as a solicitor are asking about what the changes might mean.

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 14:10

SRA confirms super-exams to start in 2020

In spite of considerable hostility from the profession and legal education providers, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) announced today (25 April) that its planned Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), dubbed 'the super exam', is going ahead.

The single, centrally-set examination will come in to use from September 2020, one year later than the SRA had originally planned to release it. This will replace the existing requirements for trainee solicitors to take the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) for non-law graduates.

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) this week opened to tender its search for an assessment provider to deliver the new Solicitors Qualification Examination (SQE), also known as the ‘super-exam.’

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