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Linklaters announces partnership with BARBRI Global | London Business News


Linklaters has partnered with BARBRI Global, a number one international authorized training supplier, to organize attorneys certified in one other jurisdiction however who’re primarily based in its London workplace for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

As a part of this partnership, Linklaters and BARBRI will even be working with main refugee employment charity, Breaking Barriers, to supply as much as 5 absolutely funded SQE 1 preparation programmes with BARBRI per yr to attorneys with a refugee background dwelling within the United Kingdom.

Joanna Keefe, Linklaters Global Corporate Responsibility Manager, mentioned: ‘Promoting and defending refugee rights globally and utilizing our expertise to assist folks in our native communities to entry employment and training alternatives are longstanding priorities of our Social Impact work. We are happy to be working with Breaking Barriers and BARBRI to extend entry to the authorized career for people who would possibly in any other case face monetary obstacles to undertake the SQE prep course.’

Matthew Powell, CEO and founding father of Breaking Barriers, mentioned: ‘There isn’t any nationwide technique to help refugees within the UK to take their first steps into work. This results in unemployment, exclusion and untapped potential. With help from companions similar to BARBRI and Linklaters, we will help folks from a refugee background to entry the authorized career and purchase the data, confidence expertise and {qualifications} they should achieve secure, fulfilling employment matching their expertise and aspirations.’

In response to the SRA’s transfer to interchange the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) with the SQE, Linklaters sought to nominate a coaching supplier for attorneys certified in one other jurisdiction who’re required to requalify in England and Wales. These attorneys will examine for and sit the SQE 1 and SQE 2 exams concurrently with working on the agency’s London workplace.

BARBRI Global was chosen because of its in depth expertise in getting ready candidates for related exams (such because the QLTS and New York and California U.S. bar exams). Of explicit significance for this particular inhabitants was BARBRI’s versatile and extremely exam-focussed programmes able to being offered on a just-in-time foundation, delivered by way of its adaptive studying know-how, and never reliant on classroom-based studying. This means attorneys can be taught rapidly and successfully while balancing their busy day job.

Derek Tong, Linklaters companion who was concerned on this tender course of, mentioned, ‘As somebody who did the QLTT (the predecessor of the QLTS) whereas working, and having mentored a lot of my associates by way of the QLTS, I assumed it was important we’ve a supplier whose time-effective programmes permit most flexibility round work commitments.’

Victoria Cromwell, Director of UK Programmes at BARBRI Global mentioned: ‘The introduction of the SQE ensures that every one certified solicitors, regardless of their route into the career, will meet the identical excessive requirements persistently; and integral to this shall be sturdy and rounded preparation. BARBRI brings collectively years of confirmed expertise with world-class studying know-how to ship the very best alternative for SQE success. We are delighted to have the chance to work with Linklaters, to coach its attorneys certified outdoors of England and Wales for the SQE, and we’re significantly happy with the partnership we’ve established with Linklaters and Breaking Barriers to help refugee attorneys to develop into certified as solicitors in England & Wales.’