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Acuity Law press release
20 April 2022

The College of Legal Practice is pleased to announce their collaboration with Acuity Law on the creation of an innovative SQE programme

Published on 20 April 2022

The College of Legal Practice is pleased to announce their collaboration with Acuity Law on the creation of an innovative SQE programme.

Award winning commercial law firm Acuity Law has chosen to work with The College of Legal Practice to offer a comprehensive and innovative SQE programme for their trainees.  

Acuity Law are one of the first firms to offer a range of qualification routes that incorporates SQE preparation training for their trainees starting this autumn. Training contracts include a SQE generalist and specialist trainee programmes, and a programme for non-law graduates.

The training provided by The College of Legal Practice integrates with the trainees’ work experience, giving trainees opportunities to start legal work within the firm before completing their SQE2 study and assessments.

Dr Giles Proctor, The College of Legal Practice, said:

“We are delighted to have worked closely in conjunction with Acuity Law to devise a flexible programme of study that will allow their trainees to undertake SQE1 and SQE2 preparatory courses whilst undertaking their Qualifying Work Experience with the firm."

"Acuity are also pioneering a non-law graduate route for their future trainees which incorporates our Graduate Foundation in Law (GFL) programme to give their young lawyers a solid foundation for qualification. Acuity are taking the opportunity given by the flexibility of the new qualification regime to rethink their pathways to qualification and give their future lawyers a really excellent start in their careers with the firm.” 

Claire Knowles, Senior Employment Partner explained:

“Acuity recognises the importance of creating more open and innovative pathways for candidates to join the legal industry and develop their careers in different ways. The “one fits all approach” of the traditional training contract limits both law firms and candidates and we want to break those traditional barriers."

"We are delighted to be working with The College of Legal Practice to facilitate our new training programmes and the opportunities ahead for our future lawyers.”

Nicola Wellman, HR Manager at Acuity Law commented:

“We are committed to supporting the multiple pathways to qualification, recognising the benefits that this flexible approach offers to both candidates and employers. We hope to realise the benefits of these important changes over the coming months and years, as we welcome a new generation of lawyers.”


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.


Acuity Law

Acuity Law is a top ranked law firm offering a business-to-business legal service through the UK and internationally. The firm was established in Wales and has offices in Cardiff, Swansea, and London.

We are Acuity Law – a team of lawyers who like to do things a little differently. Established in 1999, we’re a team of 100+ exceptional and instinctively commercial lawyers with an entrepreneurial spirit and an appetite for a better legal service, our clients are at the heart of everything we do. Naturally inquisitive and entrepreneurial, our teams of exceptional people detect legal problems early and solve complex business challenges quickly and efficiently.

The firm’s culture is reflected in the quality of clients and the speed and precision with which the Acuity law team gives advice. Acuity Law is proud to have a growing portfolio of fantastic clients and one that is built on long-standing relationships.

At Acuity we continually strive to improve the client experience and the technology that underpins our service and offer our clients a bespoke line of membership services and tailor-made products to include Acuity Counsel Service, Acuity Reputation Management and Acuity Data Assist. Our reputation for innovation and entrepreneurship ensures a focus on cost-effective, pioneering legal solutions designed to revolutionise our market.

Acuity Law - Instinctively Commercial.

For more information on Acuity Law, visit the website www.acuitylaw.com. For information regarding our innovative SQE programme, please contact HR Manager, Nicola Wellman on 07583 033 263 or email nicola.wellman@acuitylaw.com.

For media enquiries, please contact Commercial Director, Adele Carter on 07814 292 177 or email adele.carter@acuitylaw.com.