Complete Overhaul of the UK Solicitor Qualification Process: Introduction of the Super-Exam

What is the New UK Solicitor Qualification Process

In what has been described in the U.K. as “the biggest shake-up in legal education in decades” the Solicitors’ Qualifying Examination (SQE) is set to change the way all UK solicitors qualify from 2021. Now that the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”) has confirmed what the new UK solicitor qualification process will look like, we’ve…

How has COVID-19 affected corporate law firms?

How has COVID-19 affected corporate law firms

As well as causing severe illness and death for hundreds of thousands of people around the world, COVID-19 has also heavily impacted virtually every sector of the economy. This article explores what that impact has been on corporate law firms, both here in Ireland and around the world. Lessons to learn from previous downturns Although…

Law Society announces additional sitting of FE-1 exams

Law Society Announcement

The Law Society of Ireland recently announced that they will offer a sitting of two FE-1 subjects in August 2020. The announcement comes after the originally planned exams had to be postponed to comply with the government’s directions on social distancing amidst the COVID-19 crisis. The two exams are European Union Law and the Law…