UK changes how to become a solicitor
The Board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority has decided to introduce a common assessment for all new solicitors from autumn 2021.
How people will qualify as a solicitor after 2021
- Pass SQE1 and SQE2 – the first focuses on legal knowledge and the second on practical legal skills.
- Have a degree (in any subject) or equivalent qualification.
- Have a 2 years’ qualifying work experience.
- Pass the character and suitability requirements.
The SQE aims that everyone will meet the same high standards.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority is the regulatory body for solicitors in England and Wales.