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‘A bit like Brexit’: SRA super-exam draws strong reaction but is it knee-jerk resistance to change?

Kathryn McCann assesses the regulator’s controversial new route to qualification

In April, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) announced that its planned Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), also known as ‘the super-exam’, would be in place by 2020 following two formal consultations. This is despite garnering considerable, but not unexpected, criticism from the profession and education providers alike.