The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is to hit the road in order to let lawyers and students have their say on its proposed super-exam at the point of qualification.
The SRA announced in December that it was minded to introduce a Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE). The idea is that with new pathways to qualification emerging apart from the training contract, such as apprenticeships and the paralegal short-cut, a standard exam that everyone has to take before they qualify will ensure that consistency is maintained across the profession.
The idea of the new exam elicited a cautious response from law school chiefs, while students’ comments on social media were generally not positive.
However, in February the SRA will tour the country, visiting Birmingham, London, Bristol and York, to hear the views of the wider profession, as well as holding an online webinar.
The tour dates
- Tue 9 February: The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street, Birmingham (5-7pm)
- Wed 10 February: 1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, London (5-7pm)
- Tue 16 February: M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol (5-7pm)
- Tue 23 February: The Hospitium, Museum Gardens, Museum St, York (5-7pm)
- Thu 25 February: online webinar, 12.30-1.30pm
Anyone interested in attending can book here.