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The Solicitors Qualifying Examination – Underperforming?

The Solicitors Qualifying Examination – Underperforming?

As we know, the proposed SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Examination) replacing the LPC will require future solicitor hopefuls to pass a new exam, along with gaining two-years of qualifying experience, in order to legally qualify. The implementation of the reform is full speed ahead and expected to be implemented no earlier than September 2020....

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My experiences as a non-native English law student

My experiences as a non-native English law student

My dear OULS colleagues let me share with you my experiences as someone who is not a native English speaker, but who is currently studying English law with the intention to pursue a career in the legal sector. Firstly, I would like to emphasise for those taking a similar...

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Fears of legal talent drain post Brexit

Fears of legal talent drain post Brexit

It has been a year since it was voted by the nation to leave the European Union. It is now being said that City firms are worrying about fresh legal talent will not be coming to the UK anymore and will start looking elsewhere. Jonathan Kembery, chair of the...

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The Super Exam – What does this mean?

The Super Exam – What does this mean?

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is introducing a new super-exam for 2020, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). This means from 2020 the SRA will no longer use the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) as a requirement to become a solicitor. Instead the following requirements must...

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Advice from Alex Horner- Recruitment Consultant at Investigo

Advice from Alex Horner- Recruitment Consultant at Investigo

Advice from Alex Horner- Recruitment Consultant at Investigo With training contract deadlines fast approaching and summer internships at the ready, some of you will be preparing for interviews or working on your CVs over the summer period. This week I spoke to Alex Horner who works as a recruitment...

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