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 late 2020.

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 now working to develop and test the SQE and will provide more information when it is available.