Faculty of Authorized Follow will problem established gamers for market share

A high Australian legislation faculty is gearing as much as launch its personal vary of prep programs for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), Authorized Cheek can reveal.

The Faculty of Authorized Follow (CoLP) confirmed right now it can provide a web based super-exam prep programme for each SQE1 and SQE2 from subsequent summer time. The information come simply days after the super-watchdog, the Authorized Providers Board, gave final sign-off on the brand new two-part centralised evaluation.

CoLP launched in direction of the tip of 2019 as an offshoot of massive Antipodean legislation faculty The Faculty of Legislation Australia and New Zealand, which is eager to faucet into the UK authorized schooling market. It’s being led by former Kaplan Legislation College chief Giles Proctor.

On the time of the launch, Legal Cheek revealed the venture had already attracted a number of big name backers together with Richard Clark, ex-managing companion at Slaughter and May, and Isabel Parker, former chief authorized innovation officer at Freshfields. Each are non-executive administrators on the Faculty’s board.

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It was additionally reported on the time that CoLP would companion with US authorized schooling supplier BARBRI, to assist ship points of the brand new programs. However CoLP will now go it alone. Authorized Cheek broke the information final month that BARBRI is to supply its SQE prep programme at a combined cost of £6,000 for both parts of the exam.

CoLP will even face competitors from the large two UK legislation colleges, with each The College of Legislation and BPP College Legislation College set to unveil their SQE programs this aspect of Christmas.

CoLP’s super-exam providing is at the moment beneath growth. Full particulars, together with prices, will likely be accessible in early 2021.

Giles Proctor, CEO of CoLP, mentioned:

“It’s the Faculty’s ambition to make solicitors the absolute best authorized practitioners they are often while qualifying and guaranteeing entry to the career will not be restricted by value or location. As such, the Faculty is placing collectively a full bundle of preparation programs and wrap-around legal-skills based mostly coaching modules to make sure solicitors are totally ready for skilled observe.”