Yes. If you are a foreign candidate with a non-UK degree (either in law or other discipline), and you are not a qualified lawyer is a recognised jurisdiction, you may still be eligible to qualify as a solicitor through the SQE. You will need to show that your non-UK qualification is equivalent to either a UK degree or equivalent UK qualification through a UK NARIC Statement of Comparability. You will need to fulfill the two-year period of qualifying work experience like other domestic candidates.
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- I have a non-UK degree, but I am not a foreign qualified lawyer. Can I still qualify through the SQE?
- I have some doubts whether I meet the eligibility criteria due to some issues in my background. What should I do?
- Am I eligible to take the SQE assessments?
- What about candidates who have started the qualifying law degree (QLD), CPE, LPC or a period of recognised training?
- I am a foreign qualified lawyer – can I take the SQE?