The University of Law announces SQE partnership with Muckle LLP

updated on 23 May 2022

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The University of Law (ULaw) has agreed a new partnership with leading firm Muckle LLP, which will see ULaw become the exclusive Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) training provider for the firm’s future trainees from September 2023.

The firm’s trainees will complete ULaw’s SQE LLM programme in preparation for taking SQE1 and SQE2. The course will also prepare candidates for the world of legal practice, offering additional subject and skills content, including technical skills, as well as commercial and personal skills and behaviours to get them ready for life at Muckle LLP.  

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Jason Wainwright, the firm’s managing partner, said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with ULaw to support our future trainees through the SQE Masters programme. We’ve found ULaw to be extremely responsive, friendly and knowledgeable about all things SQE, so we’re confident that the programme and the partnership will support Muckle trainees to develop their legal knowledge, skills and behaviours to ensure they are practice-ready.”

Matthew Tomlinson, Dean of Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle campus, said: “I am delighted to be partnering with Muckle to provide training to their future pipeline of talent. Muckle are a leading law firm in Newcastle and their decision to put their trainees through an SQE Masters programme demonstrates their commitment to developing quality people from the get-go. I am very much looking forward to working with the firm and supporting their transition to SQE.”