The SQE Sessions

Legal Cheek is holding an afternoon of virtual seminars to mark the start of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam’s (SQE) launch year.

Taking place on the afternoon of Thursday 28 January 2021, from 2pm to 5:30pm, the SQE Sessions feature a series of short talks and panel discussions from key figures within law firms and legal education as the profession prepares to implement the biggest change to solicitor training in a generation. Joining them will be representatives from the Solicitors Regulation Authority and other key SQE stakeholders.


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Welcome and introduction


Session One


Coffee and virtual networking


Session Two


Coffee and virtual networking


Session Three


SQE Latest and Closing Remarks


Julie Brannan, director of education and training at the Solicitors Regulation Authority


Coffee and virtual networking

About the sponsors


BARBRI has over 50 years’ proven expertise in preparing aspiring lawyers to succeed in their professional exams. The SQE assessment requires a breadth of knowledge in one multiple-choice exam not previously experienced in the law degree, GDL or LPC. Only BARBRI has the experience to prepare graduates to succeed in this style of assessment. BARBRI supports law firms, universities and graduates by investing in a new pathway to qualification and creating a generation of innovative, adaptable and diverse lawyers.

The University of Law

The University of Law (ULaw) is one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education, with a rich heritage and reputation for innovation. ULaw boasts over 250 tutors who are qualified lawyers and bring their extensive practical experience to the classroom, as well as a track record in impressive employment and pupillage rates.

Nottingham Law School

Nottingham Law School is one of the leading providers of academic and professional legal education in the country with an established national and international reputation for excellence in legal education, and a record of delivering innovative and transformational courses. We are one of the largest law schools in the UK, offering a range of undergraduate degrees, academic and practitioner taught postgraduate courses. With our established research centres, close links with the legal sector, and a multi-award-winning teaching law firm, Nottingham Law School is at the forefront of modern legal education.


LawCare is an independent charity offering emotional support, information and training to the legal community in the UK and Ireland. We work to promote good mental health and wellbeing in legal workplaces and drive change in education, training and practice. Our support service offers a safe place to talk without judgment. We’re here to help, with helpline calls, emails and webchats answered in confidence by trained staff and volunteers who have first-hand experience of working in the law. We also have a network of peer supporters.