You are here

The SQE challenge: learning models fit for the new legal services’ world

With the Solicitors Qualifying Examination going live in two years, now is the time for law firms and education providers to work together to deliver training that meets business needs, argues Jackie Panter

1 May 2019

It was in 2011 when the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), Bar Standards Board and Ilex Professional Standards announced the establishment of a joint fundamental review of legal education and training. 

What was described as the “long awaited report” that followed was published in June 2013. It was intended to provide the regulators with the evidence they needed to make decisions on future education and training policy. 

Fast forward to 2019 and the implementation of new routes to becoming a licensed solicitor are still a work in progress. What is the impact of this on law firms and education providers, with the ongoing move to the new routes to qualification? 

What will change

Until now, the SRA have prescribed and regulated the traditional route to becoming a licensed solicitor.

It is currently the requirement of a qualifying law degree or GDL, LPC and completion of a training contract.

There have ...

Want to read on?

This article is part of our subscription-based access. Please pick one of the options below to continue.

Already registered? Login to access premium content

SUBSCRIBE for one User

Unlimited access to the entire SJ website for a full year for one user.

  • 10 issues a year delivered to you
  • Digital edition of the magazine for one user – sent to your inbox or accessible through the website
  • Access to premium content on the website
  • Access to the fully searchable online archive of Solicitors Journal, Managing Partner and Private Client Adviser, which spans over 13 years
  • Weekly email newsletter with all the latest news, analysis and features
  • Comment on SJ content and contribute to the SJ community online
  • Advanced search feature
  • Online support
  • Access to SJ app compatible with Android and Apple devices – coming soon!
  • 6 special focuses per year
  • Special offers and discounts on Solicitors Journal and IICJ events

Subscribe

CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION

Your department or entire firm can subscribe to Solicitors Journal online, providing easy access for all who require it. Discount corporate subscription rates apply, based on number of users.

The Corporate IP Licence includes:

  • Digital copy of the magazine sent to individuals’ inboxes and accessible through the website. Solicitors Journal publishes 10 issues per year
  • Unlimited access to premium content on the website based on IP addresses
  • Unlimited access to the fully searchable online archive of Solicitors Journal, Managing Partner and Private Client Adviser, which spans over 13 years
  • Weekly email newsletter with all the latest news, analysis and features
  • Comment on SJ content and contribute to the SJ community online (username required)
  • Unlimited access to SJ app compatible with Android and Apple devices
  • 6 special focuses per year
  • Special offers and discounts on Solicitors Journal and IICJ events

The Corporate IP Licence is tailored to your firm, making it the most cost effective way for the firm to access Solicitors Journal, and enables the firm to remain compliant with copyright and our Terms and Conditions. This gives you the ability to print and circulate articles within the firm.

To enquire about a Corporate IP Licence for your firm, please contact our Subscriptions Manager on emily.beechey@solicitorsjournal.com.