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The College of Legal Practice and Wright Hassall announce SQE partnership
25 November 2021

The College of Legal Practice and Wright Hassall announce SQE partnership

Published on 25 November 2021

The College of Legal Practice and Wright Hassall announce SQE partnership

A leading Midlands law firm has signed a partnership which will allow employees from all parts of the firm to train and qualify as solicitors.

Wright Hassall has signed up to the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) scheme which allows people who hold degrees to train to become lawyers.

It has signed an agreement with The College of Legal Practice which will deliver the two-year programme through supported and flexible learning.
The College’s preparation courses for the SQE are designed to be taken flexibly and to appeal to those already working in the legal profession. 

The learning replicates practice through individual supervision offered to every student, with Wright Hassall aiming to put two staff members onto the programme.

Lindsay Barnett, HR Director, Wright Hassall commented:

“The firm has always believed in developing its own talent and wants to extend this opportunity to any employee with a degree – whether they originally wanted to become a solicitor or had other ambitions."

 “We were extremely impressed by way that The College of Legal Practice has introduced flexibility and accessibility into the learning design for their SQE Prep Courses.

“The value and quality of their proposition stands out as does their collaborative approach. Both organisations believe in individual,  personalised learning to genuinely support professional development.”

Dr Giles Proctor, CEO of the College, said:

 “I’m delighted that we are partnering with Wright Hassall to provide SQE preparation courses to their trainees."

“They are clearly a firm with strong social values and commitment to their employees’ learning and development."

“We are collaborating closely to ensure that the trainees are fully supported throughout their SQE journeys and given every opportunity to succeed.”



The College of Legal Practice

SQE Preparation Courses

The College’s SQE preparation courses are intensive, high quality courses that guide learners through SQE1 and SQE2 and equip students with the legal skills they need to begin work as a legal professional.

Through weekly live individual supervision, supported by group work and a ground-breaking learning portal, our flexible courses ensure that every student can develop and perform to the best of their abilities in the SQE. The courses are offered at competitive prices, with the SQE1 preparation course priced at £1,800.

About the College

The College of Legal Practice is a UK-based provider of legal education, working with individuals and organisations alike to deliver pre, and post, qualification courses.

The College’s goals are to help remove barriers to entry to the legal profession and provide the highest quality of practical legal education. Unlike traditional one-size-fits all solutions, the College designs courses to meet the specific circumstances and unique aspirations of learners, with each one grounded in real-world, practice scenarios.

Established in December 2018, The College of Legal Practice was set up by The College of Law in Australasia as a wholly owned UK subsidiary. As such, only The College of Legal Practice has decades of remote, online training expertise. The College aims to bring in a new era in legal education. Designed for you.

For more information or details please visit the website. For media enquiries, please contact Peter Liver on +44 7494270799 or pliver@collegalpractice.com.


Wright Hassall

Wright Hassall is a leading national multidisciplinary law firm based in the Midlands:

             More than 275 people
•             47 partners
•             Established 1846
•             Lexcel and Investors in People accredited
•             Top ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers UK, independent legal directories


Wright Hassall LLP, Olympus Ave, Royal Leamington Spa CV34 6BF

01926 732512 | enquiries@wrighthassall.co.uk