SQE for Foreign Qualified Lawyers
Table of Contents
The Benefits of Dual Qualification as an English Solicitor
Understanding the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE)
Topics Covered in SQE1 Exams
- ◆ Business Law and Practice
- ◆ Dispute Resolution
- ◆ Contract
- ◆ Tort
- ◆ Legal System of England and Wales
- ◆ Constitutional and Administrative Law and EU Law
- ◆ Legal Services
- ◆ Property Practice
- ◆ Wills and the Administration of Estates
- ◆ Solicitors Accounts
- ◆ Land Law
- ◆ Trusts
- ◆ Criminal Law and Practice
- ◆ Criminal Litigation
You are allowed a maximum of three attempts to pass each of the assessments in SQE 1 and SQE 2, within a six-year timeframe starting from the date of your first SQE 1 assessment.
All SQE 1 and SQE 2 assessments need to be passed within this six-year period. Importantly, there is no requirement to take an English language test prior to sitting these assessments. Additionally, the assessments are closed book and candidates are prohibited from bringing any materials into the assessment environment.
While there are no formal prerequisites, you must hold a legal professional qualification from an overseas jurisdiction to become eligible for SQE assessment. Foreign lawyers are exempt from the two-year qualifying work experience requirement mandatory for UK candidates.
Taking the SQE Assessment
Admission to the Role of Solicitors
Brigittes FLK: Your Partner in SQE Preparation
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