Welsh language SQE

2 August 2019

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.

Some stakeholders have requested that the SRA provide the SQE assessments in the Welsh language and have written to the legal services board

Universities in Wales are required to comply with the Welsh language standards imposed by the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011.

It is currently possible for a person to qualify as a solicitor having taken all their required assessments in the Welsh language and completed their period of recognised training in Welsh.

The Legal Services Board considered this question out of scope for the application approved in March 2018 but encouraged the SRA to continue to engage with the Welsh Language Commissioner about it.

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