SQE Advocacy / Presentation

Part 1 Theory


£120 – Advocacy Mock Session

Part 1 Practice

QLTS OSCE / SQE2 Advocacy And Presentation

SQE assessments include a SQE2 oral component evaluating candidates' client interviewing and advocacy skills and a SQE2 written component which consists of legal skills assessments such as legal drafting, legal writing, legal research, and case and matter analysis. These two parts together with the SQE1 assessment ensure that candidates possess the necessary practical and theoretical competencies to become newly qualified solicitors.

While SQE Advocacy and Presentation together constitute one subpart of QLTS OSCE / SQE2 exams, they differ considerably. ‘Advocacy’ is applicable when dealing with civil advocacy and criminal advocacy within the context of litigation. In all other practice areas, it is known as ‘presentation’.

Presentation of your advice has no strict requirements and is generally the same throughout the world. Contrarily, advocacy has its own specifics or sometimes differs considerably from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

Advocacy / presentation lectures and materials

In the set of advocacy and presentation videos, you will find separate video lectures and guidance on advocacy and presentation, attachments, and a sample advocacy speech. The lectures explain how to conduct different court applications in criminal and civil proceedings for SQE (QLTS OSCE) purposes: e.g., how to address a judge (in the Crown Court), structure your delivery, and prepare the actual wording of your speech. We invite you to focus on the legal tests in civil and criminal litigation attached to the lectures. These two documents contain a non-exhaustive list of the most important legal tests. You should learn them by heart.

QLTS OSCE / SQE2 advocacy / presentation mock session (SQE 2 simulations)

When you have a clear understanding of what you need to do in order to succeed in the QLTS OSCE / SQE advocacy or presentation, it is important to practice in exam conditions with individual feedback and grading based on SQE2 marking criteria given by our tutoring solicitor. During the assessment, you may discuss with the solicitor other legal issues or queries within the same practice area, subject to the time availability given for the mock exam. Please note, we expect you to be reasonable in your enquiries. Ideally, you should complete at least one SQE advocacy mock session in each practice area.

In this regard, OSCEsmart offers you practical exercises that simulate SQE (QLTS OSCE) exam conditions through online mock sessions with qualified solicitors in the form of civil and criminal advocacy or presentations in all other areas of law: business law, property law, wills and administration of estate.

How to book a QLTS OSCE / SQE advocacy/presentation mock

In order to book a SQE2 advocacy mock station, please create an account here. We now schedule all mock sessions via our training platform, where you may book particular SQE 2 simulations in the practice areas you want, choosing between different time slots and tutors at your convenience. You should plan and book your mocks in advance.

Please do not book anything via this website, as we are currently transitioning from QLTS to SQE and some features, including booking, were moved to our new SUPEREXAM SQE training platform.

Before the OSCE (SQE2) advocacy/presentation mock

We strongly recommend that you watch the QLTS OSCE / SQE2 tailored advocacy videos and attachments to the left and in particular, to focus on the civil and criminal litigation tests. Following the aforementioned preparatory steps will ensure that you receive the greatest benefit from the mock SQE2 oral exams.

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