Young Legal Aid Lawyers (‘YLAL’) has been made aware of an informal announcement by the SRA and Kaplan (who are responsible for assessing SQE examinations), which will mean a delay to many hoping to sit the SQE2 examinations scheduled for October 2022. This was communicated through a webinar.
Young Legal Aid Lawyers (‘YLAL’) implore the SRA, as our regulator, to take urgent and decisive action to address the concerning ethnic group attainment gap in SQE assessments.
Whilst we’re talking about different routes to qualification, there is another option to the LPC, separate from SQE, which has been available since 2019.
On 12 May 2021, YLAL sent a survey to its members.
The purpose of this was to gain an understanding into the likely number of members who may be eligible for the proposed Social Welfare Lawyers’ Qualification Fund.
This article was written by a guest author, who would like to remain anonymous.
I decided to write this blog to raise awareness after reading an article in the Law Society Gazette dated 30 April 2021.
The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) has brought in huge changes to the way in which solicitors become qualified. We have created a table to help to show a comparison between the different routes to qualification before and after SQE.
In just a few days’ time the first candidates will sit the new Solicitor’s Qualifying Exam (SQE). For the first time, aspiring solicitors will need to choose between sitting the SQE and the LPC (if they are not qualifying via CILEx). We spoke to some prospective candidates to find out their views…