Access Law Clinic

Legal Work Experience

Working at Access Law Clinic

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Under the SRA’s Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) route to becoming a solicitor, it is a requirement to complete Qualifying Work Experience (QWE). The QWE can be obtained at a maximum of four organisations and must be for a period of a minimum of two years. It is no longer necessary to complete a fixed training contract with one provider and you may gain your QWE at different organisations and for different periods of time.

Access Law Clinic offers the opportunity for those undertaking the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) route to become an online Law Clinic Associate and gain some of their qualifying work experience.


What do Law Clinic Associates do?

Law Clinic Associates (LCA) will work on a range of different legal cases and be able to provide supervised legal services to develop some or all of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) competences set out in the statement of solicitor competence.

LCAs will have the opportunity to develop their legal research, legal writing and drafting, client interview and case and matter analysis skills.


How to apply

To be eligible as a Law Clinic Associate the following criteria must be met:

  • Pass the SQE1 assessment or proof of SQE1 exemption or studying the SQE1 Full Prep through Law Training Centre (and approved by LTC)
  • Successful completion of the Law Training Centre Foundations to Law Clinic Practice course
  • Meet the SRA’s character and suitability requirements.
  • Be available for fortnightly appointments with Access Law Clinic Head of Operations.
  • Record all QWE completed with Access Law Clinic on a training record.