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Solicitor in England

To qualify and work as a Solicitor in England and Wales you normally need to pass both parts of the Solicitors Qualifying  Examination, known as SQE1 and SQE2, and complete two years qualifying work experience.  But students who take HKU SPACE's PCLL pathways and qualify as solicitors in Hong Kong can benefit from a much smoother pathway to the UK, by using their Hong Kong experience to seek exemption from both the 16 SQE2 asssessments and the two years qualifying work experience as well.  This means, in many cases, it may be easier to qualify as a Solicitor in England and Wales via the Hong Kong pathway.

HKU SPACE's popular  Graduate Diploma in English and Hong Kong Law and University of London LL.B. Preparation Courses are also excellent preparation for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination route to qualifying as a lawyer in England and Wales, covering most of the foundation areas of law needed to pass the SQE1, and so greatly increase your chances of getting a good result.

You may also benefit from a SQE Preparation Elective on our MMU pathway that starts on the Graduate Diploma in English and Hong Kong Law, subject to validation and student demand.*

* Introduction of SQE Preparation Elective on LLB (Hons) Hong Kong currently under discussion with Manchester Metropolitan University. Different course fees may apply.

The University of London LL.B. Preparation Courses ,Graduate Diploma in English and Hong Kong Law (Common Professional Examination) and LLB (Hons) Hong Kong are exempted courses under the Non Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance.  It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which these courses may lead.

Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Enrollment is now open for the Graduate Diploma in English and Hong Kong Law (CPE)—one of the the best pathways to the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL), the only route to qualifying as either a solicitor or barrister in Hong Kong. 

Apply early to improve your chances of being admitted to this very popular programme, offered in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Start 17 SEP 2024 (TUE)
Duration 2 years
Fee HK$54,900 course fee, £999 MMU reg. fee and $300 admin. processing fee (2024/25, Year 1)

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) Preparation Courses (University of London)
HKU SPACE is a University of London Recognised Teaching Centre in Hong Kong offering LLB prep. courses for students intending to take the UoL LLB examinations.   On successful completion, you will obtain an LLB degree awarded by the University of London and a separate Statement of Attendance issued by HKU SPACE.
Start 02 SEP 2024 (MON)
Duration 2 years to 6 years
Fee HK$9,100 - 11,000


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