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Legal Cheek talks… how will the new solicitor super-exam affect you?

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Your questions answered, as we wave goodbye to the LPC and GDL

Yesterday, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) confirmed it will be scrapping the traditional route to qualification as a solicitor in favour of a new super-exam.

Spelling the end for both the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), the regulator revealed that the super-exam — or Solicitors Qualification Examination (SQE), to give it its official title — could be rolled out as early as September 2020.

Sending shockwaves through the law student community, our news story on the topic racked up almost 40,000 views in 24 hours and triggered a flood of comments and queries from readers.

In our latest live Facebook broadcast, Legal Cheek’s Katie King and Tom Connelly discuss some of your biggest concerns.

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26 Comments

Anonymous

What the fuck would legal cheek know? They know about as much as the rest of us. Fuckers

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Anonymous

Hello naughty.

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Anonymous

wow Katie is fit, but this video need more to keep people engaged to it

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Anonymous

Please stop being sexist.

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Bumblebee

I think the first comment is highly inappropriate. But ‘sexist’?

Surely it’s not sexist to think someone is attractive. How can voicing a non-sexist thought possibly be sexist? It’s just boorish and rude.

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Anonymous

Tell that to the women behind “Barrister Hotties”.

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Cockney Geezer

It certainly won’t effect failed lawyers. Jog on LC

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

Katie is cute!

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Anonymous

Whose kitchen table is that?

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

Than you very much for doing this, I have been panicking that I have lost all my money as I already did the GDL and I am doing the LPC now.

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Anonymous

Oh poor you. Just sell yourself.

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Richard Keyes

I would.

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BPP Grad

If the prep courses are of different standards then its the same as the LPC is today and will not lead to diversity or social mobility as the best prep courses will be attended by the richest students as they will be the most expensive to attend just as it is now with, UOL BPP etc…

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D&T

Correct! The industry has still got a mass population of mini “Jacob Rees-Mogg’s”

No idea of life in the real world. Simply waiting for a Partnership from Daddy.

Seriously, the best juniors I have come across are not junior at all. They have held a few middle management position roles outside the legal industry, which they can apply to great effect as a 1/2/3 year PQE

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Anonymous

Some trainee psychiatrists might watch it as well as perverts. Can’t see why a lawyer would watch it.

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Anonymous

Your mum.

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Anonymous

Did Martin Scorcese direct this? Sublime camera work, beautiful script, great make up artistry – especially Tom.

See you at the Oscars.

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Film Buff

O I’ll watch it then 856.

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Film Buff

Switched off after 5 seconds.
Fixed camera from awkwardly high position.
Set looks like a primary school class room.
Not scripted, just blurbed out in a lowland Scots accent.
I couldn’t see any make up.

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Anonymous

Katie looking fitter in each video.

Piff ting.

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Anonymous

How can you have an ‘informed’ consultation on the ‘Super-Exam’ and come to a decision, without some sort of cost- benefit, or impact analysis? In terms of ‘cost’ for students, providers and firms. It would be interesting to see how much Commerical Practice/MC,SC, has fed into this decision – especially those that fund GDL and LPC. In terms of substantive ‘law knowledge’ MC trainees need relatively little, compared to Common Law trainees. SE may then be appropriate for some, but for areas that need substantive knowledge it will create a generation of in-experts. Are the SRA expecting firms to fill that knowledge deficit, or is the expectation that firms hire more LLB graduates?

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Anonymous

SRA: So we want to make changes and have to do a consultation.

Public: We don’t want your proposed changes. Fancy a chat about this?

SRA: La-la-la-la-la we can’t hear you. BTW we are going with the changes.

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The Rt Hon... U know the rest

Hmmm, interesting. Sounds like there may be some loopholes to abuse……..

Fire up the Rolls, George Waddell.

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Sinead

If I was to undertake the LPC is there a time limit I must start my training contract by before the lpc is deemed invalid and I have to also pay to take the SQE?

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