Our complex legal system offers a wide variety of career options and the legal profession has seen a steady rise in diverse job opportunities. If you choose to qualify as a solicitor, you become a member of the Law Society and you will be regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
The Law Society now represents more solicitors from diverse backgrounds than at any time in the profession’s history.
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Dates for 2019: 9 November 2019 Dates for 2020: 17 January, 6 February, 9 March, 20 April, 18 May, 15 June, 13 July, 15 September, 15 October, 4 November, 8 December Time: Appointments last for 45 minutes and will be scheduled from 9.30am to 6pm Cost: Free Location: Law Society, London or via telephone
Our careers clinic is for LPC paralegals, final seat trainees and qualified solicitors.
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Timeframes and information for candidates, education providers and employers.
Assessment provider, sittings, order of assessments and results.
It is important that candidates consider taking an SQE preparation course.
The SQE will replace the Qualified Lawyers Transfer scheme, serving foreign qualified lawyers who wish to requalify in the UK>
The SQE will have two stages of assessments, SQE1 and SQE2.
In autumn 2021, the Solicitors Regulation Authority will introduce a new route to qualifying as a solicitor: The Solicitors Qualifying Examination.
Resources giving more information about the SQE.
The SRA has said that it will offer the SQE in Welsh provided it can ensure comparability of standards between the English and Welsh versions and that the cost of producing a Welsh version is not prohibitive.
What is currently known about the content of the SQE.
The Lawyers with Disabilities Division works with law firms to offer you work experience opportunities throughout summer and autumn.
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