The new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) – Updated June 2020

In 2021 the route to qualifying as a solicitor will change with the introduction of the new SQE exam.  Under the new system you’ll need 4 things to qualify: a degree (any subject) or equivalent; pass stages 1 and 2 of the SQE: SQE1 focuses on legal knowledge; SQE2 on practical legal skills (SQE1 must … More The new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) – Updated June 2020

Aligning Yourself to the Firm in Applications and Interviews

I once asked a family friend what the secret to her long and happy marriage was. Her answer? “Shared values”. That’s all she said. She made it sound so achievable in its simplicity…. So, is that really the secret to every successful long-term relationship, marriage or otherwise? It certainly seems that most law firms agree … More Aligning Yourself to the Firm in Applications and Interviews

Studying law and not going to be a lawyer? What now?

Not all law students will go on to become professional lawyers. That’s no surprise. Law is a semi-vocational degree and nothing says that if you study law you need to become a solicitor or barrister. Law teaches you some really useful skills which should stand you in good stead in the job market, you just … More Studying law and not going to be a lawyer? What now?

Exam catastrophe?

It happens to all of us at some time or another. An exam doesn’t go to plan, it’s harder than expected, or we revised the wrong things, or we panic ourselves into a flat spin and don’t think straight. (I’m still holding a grudge about Property Law!) It’s easy to feel desperate afterwards but here … More Exam catastrophe?