Newcastle Law School

Changes to Professional Qualification

Information for those wishing to become a solicitor in England and Wales

Recent changes affect the qualification route for those students seeking to become a solicitor in England Wales. The information below provides further information.

The Newcastle LLB will continue to provide students with an academically rigorous and challenging course that includes the foundational legal knowledge and an opportunity to study a range of subjects and develop key transferrable skills. It will continue to be a recognised law degree for the purposes of admission to the Institute of Professional Legal Studies for practice in Northern Ireland, (please see the list of recognised degrees).

Changes to Professional Qualification as a Solicitor

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) announced on Tuesday 25th April 2017 that it will be introducing a new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).