Solicitors Qualifying Examination

We will be introducing a new, independent centralised assessment for all would-be solicitors. The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) will mean that everyone who becomes a solicitor will meet the same high standards in a consistent way. We aim to introduce this in autumn 2021.

We have worked with, solicitors, employers, education training providers, careers advisers and would-be solicitors to develop information to help you understand and prepare for the SQE’s introduction.

We are piloting key elements of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) Stage 1. Applications for the SQE Stage 1 Pilot have now closed.

SQE pilot

Your chance to get involved