No, there is no English language test you need to take before you can sit the SQE assessments. However, you should ensure that your standard of written, spoken, reading, and listening English is appropriate for the assessments otherwise you are unlikely to pass. In very limited circumstances, the SRA may impose an English language requirement on foreign qualified lawyers who may be exempt from SQE2.
Articles in this section
- After I have successfully become qualified as a solicitor, are there any annual fees to be paid to the SRA?
- What are the differences between the QLTS and SQE?
- How long will the SQE take to complete?
- Am I subject to an English language requirement?
- What are the various steps involved in qualifying as a solicitor through the SQE?
- What is the SQE Assessment Specification?
- What is the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE)?