On 26 July 2017, YLAL responded to the latest consultation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) on its proposal to introduce a Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). The consultation, 'A new route to qualification: New Regulations', concerned the regulation of the SQE and the recognition of qualified lawyers under the SQE scheme.
We continue to have concerns about the introduction, implementation and regulation of the SQE. We consider that there continues to be a lack of transparency from the SRA on a number of relevant issues, and it is therefore difficult to provide final views on a matter which will so seriously affect a large number of our current and future members.
You can read YLAL's full response to the consultation below.
YLAL would like to thank Mariah Simms, Siobhan Poll and Katie McFadden for their help in preparing this response.