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Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) a roundtable event held by the SRA and Kaplan

OSCEsmart has participated in a roundtable event held by the SRA and Kaplan, the recently appointed Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) assessment organization. The event was hosted by City, University of London on 5 September.

OSCEsmart welcomed the opportunity to meet Kaplan and share our views on the SQE, as well as to interact with representatives from other organizations, law firms and universities invited to the session.

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OSCEsmart is an Asia- and Middle East-oriented QLTS training provider specialising in preparation for QLTS Stage 2 – an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). Among a variety of other QLTS preparation materials, OSCEsmart provides access to online mock client interviews conducted any time from the comfort of your home or office. In an effort to provide excellent customer service and enjoyable learning experience, OSCEsmart offers innovative methodology, segmented approach and individual feedback. 

 

English BAR exam (QLTS/SQE) or New York BAR exam: which path is right for you?

If you are reading this post, then we are probably safe in categorising you as one of those who being aware of all the recent changes in the geopolitical landscape and in legal sector, realise the increasing value of being professionally flexible, of being able to work across cultures and jurisdictions. So, let’s have a look at how to make the most of the opportunities offered by today’s globalised and rapidly changing market.

You think passing QLTS OSCE isn’t that hard? Think again!

The results of the November 2017 OSCE assessment released by Kaplan QLTS in February 2018 shattered the delusion that OSCE is the easier of the two QLTS parts: a Multiple Choice Test (MCT) and an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). While the OSCE pass mark does not differ much from that of the previous years (if anything, it is even slightly lower, 62% compared to 63%-68%), its pass rate has plummeted to the staggering 51%.

Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTS)

The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme or QLTS is an alternative route for foreign qualified lawyers to qualify in England and Wales as solicitors.

Only foreign qualified lawyers from recognised jurisdictions are eligible to use the QLTS route in order to qualify in England. The list of recognised jurisdictions may be found on Solicitor Regulation Authority website https://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/qlts/recognised-jurisdictions.page 
 

IN THE LIGHT OF BREXIT: ARE THERE REASONS TO QUALIFY IN ENGLAND AND WALES TODAY?

Are you planning to take the QLTS with a view to qualifying in England and Wales, and feeling put off by the UK’s decision to leave the EU? Then this post is for you as it will attempt to reveal the impact that Brexit (British Exit) may have on the legal profession in general and those qualifying as English solicitors in particular.

 

The QLTS OSCE Books and study materials

The OSCE part of the QLTS exam, is based on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) also known as the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice. LPC is the final vocational stage for becoming a solicitor in England and Wales. So, the LPC books and manuals are the main source to prepare for the QLTS OSCE. All of them are in open access and you may purchase them online either via amazon, ebay, directly from the publisher’s website or second-hand books from those who already successfully passed the QLTS OSCE.

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