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GDL or SQE Preparation course? A 2021 non-law student’s guide to choosing a solicitor training route
The ‘tried and tested’ route to becoming a solicitor is universally trusted by employers, which is why thousands of non-law students graduating in 2021 are choosing the GDL over new courses designed to prepare students for the SQE. This guide explains the key reasons why law firms, other employers and students value the GDL – and looks at how some new SQE-based study options are replicating that success with a focus on developing a wide set of skills.
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