The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has released an announcement this week (25th April 2017) that it will be introducing an independent assessment, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

The implementation is currently planned to begin in 2020, giving ample time to plan and prepare for the changes. This is good news for prospective law students who can consider the best pathway for their route to qualification as a solicitor. 

We would like to take this opportunity to reassure students at Manchester Law School that their current MMU programme of learning will still enable them to qualify as a solicitor.

Manchester Law School welcomes the clarity brought by the SRA announcement in relation to their Training for Tomorrow reforms. Catherine Little, Head of Manchester Law School at Manchester Metropolitan University said:

“Manchester Law School is in a strong position to take a lead in the implementation of these changes to widen access to the legal profession. We are proud to be a very well established and forward thinking provider of all aspects of legal training. The proposed changes will provide an opportunity for us to improve training and cement our position in the market as a leading legal training provider for solicitors and barristers.”

Thursday, 27th April 2017