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Can I self-study for the SQE2?

Can I self-study for the SQE2? 

By inhousew | April 29, 2024

With the announcement of rising fees (see SRA notification here), and prep course providers often charging eye-watering fees, it comes as no surprise that an increased number of students are considering self-study. The short answer to the question to “can I self-study for the SQE2” is “yes”. The long answer is, it depends.  It is…

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How long does it take to study for the SQE2? 

By inhousew | March 24, 2024

One of the most asked questions I get from soon to be SQE2 takers: how long does it realistically take to study for the SQE2?  And truth be told, there is not a simple answer and it depends on your personal circumstances.  I know people who wizzed through the material and revised for 2-4 weeks…

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How to pass the CIPM exams? 

By inhousew | February 24, 2024

If you have already done the CIPP/E or other CIPP certification, then you will have a good understanding of the exam structure and how to approach it. If you have never attempted an IAPP certification before, you may be wondering how to pass the CIPM exams. The CIPM is something you will need to study…

How to study for the SQE2? 

By inhousew | January 20, 2024

Congrats, you have survived the horrors of SQE1 and are now looking to what’s next: the SQE2. You may be thinking that preparation for the SQE2 will be less intense and just focused on legal skills. Not quite, unfortunately. The SQE2 is marked 50% on law and 50% on skills, therefore, unfortunately, you cannot completely…

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Privacy Law in Practice – An Insight into Data Protection Law as an In-House IT Lawyer 

By inhousew | January 23, 2023

Ever wondered what types of data protection issues come up in practice when working as an in-house counsel of a SaaS company?

Check out this blog post where I summarise the top 5 things that I come across in my day-to-day role when talking to customers about data protection.

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SQE1 Tips

By inhousew | January 2, 2023

If you are planning on sitting the SQE1 this January, you might be wondering what to focus on in the next few weeks and during the exam itself. Just by way of disclaimer, I did not sit the SQE1, however, I did sit and pass the QLTS MCT on my first attempt. The QLTS MCT…


By inhousew | November 13, 2022

Got questions about the CIPP/E? Get them answered here!

Routes to Becoming a Solicitor

By inhousew | September 20, 2022

There are many ways to qualify as an English solicitor. A lot of them are not well-known – be sure to check out this blog post to know all your options.

How To Write An Amazing Job Application

By inhousew | July 24, 2022

Here are the 6 things I did in my job applications that got me interviews.

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What does an In-House Legal Counsel do?

By inhousew | June 26, 2022

Have you ever wondered what an in-house legal counsel does? Discover 4 things in-house lawyers regularly do.

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