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All about Qualifying Work Experience (QWE)

Qualifying Work Experience or QWE helps aspiring solicitors by providing them with real-life legal experience and the opportunity to develop some or all of the competencies required to be a solicitor. Find out everything you need to know about QWE here.

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Organising your Qualifying Work Experience (QWE)

QWE helps aspiring solicitors by providing them with real-life legal experience and the opportunity to develop some or all of the competencies required to be a solicitor.

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Managing and confirming Qualifying Work Experience (QWE)

The process of confirming QWE at the end is much simpler now. Supervisors will be automatically notified to access their MySRA account and confirm the work. Our supervisor guide clarifies the essentials.

Need to get your previous QWE confirmed?

We are launching our in-house QWE confirming service

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What your Employer needs to know

Your employer may still be adapting to new Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) pathways for their teams and it's a good idea for you to be familiar with what they need to know. 

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Want to work in Criminal Law? 

Criminal firms are often looking for new paralegals, however, they tend to either require the candidate to be police station accredited or be willing to get accredited. Find out more about PSRAS and how this counts as QWE. 

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Want to work in Immigration Law?

There are many opportunities for Immigration paralegals both in firms and other outfits like charities and NGO's. Once you are affiliated with an outfit, they may ask you to get accredited. Find out more about Immigration Accreditation and how this work counts as QWE. 

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Need financial assistance?

Let's face it, we don't live in a meritocracy but there are some great schemes out there striving to overcome barriers for candidates wanting to enter the legal profession. We at LawQWE think these schemes are a fantastic way for the profession to become a more diverse equal playing field for everyone, whatever their background.

Need more help?

Looking for a previous QWE confirming service?