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The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) is due to be introduced in 2021, replacing the GDL and LPC as the assessment that must be passed in order to qualify as a solicitor. In this video, Josh runs you through everything we know about the SQE, including how it will work, how much it will cost, and if it will affect you.
I passed the LPC two years ago and have been working as a paralegal. With no training contract in sight, can I become a chartered legal executive and go on to qualify as a solicitor that way?
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Legal education and training will change in 2021 with the introduction of the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE). Here is everything we know about the new exams, from the syllabus, to the format of the exams themselves, to the possible cost for candidates, to the response of law firms, universities, law schools and junior lawyers.