Addressing diversity issues in the legal professions

Addressing diversity issues in the legal professions

The SRA (Solicitor’s Regulatory Authority) has stated that a new independent report highlights ‘powerful potential’ of the SQE for diversity.

An independent report on the new Solicitors Qualification Examination (SQE) concluded that the assessment design is fair and overall the SQE could help address diversity issues in the legal profession.

While recognising the SQE will not address all the diversity challenges in the legal profession, the Bridge Group - research experts on diversity and social equality - conclude that the SQE could help. There is much more that needs to be done in order to achieve this.

The full report can be accessed through the SRA website here.