We are very proud to announce that Lisa’s Law employee, Stephanie Chiu, has recently been admitted to the Roll of Solicitors with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and has therefore qualified as a solicitor. Stephanie joins a select group of Solicitors at the firm.
Stephanie first joined the firm as a Paralegal in November 2019 and has carried out excellent work over the last three years under the guidance of our Head of Conveyancing, Elin Lee. Stephanie has demonstrated incredible commitment to her clients and the company in her most recent role as a trainee solicitor as she studied to earn her solicitor qualification.
She has great knowledge of property law and and has conducted many successful purchases and sales of both residential and commercial properties. We are delighted that Stephanie will be furthering her career with Lisa’s Law and look forward to her continuing to deliver for her clients.
As well as her professional credentials, Stephanie’s academic achievements include holding a degree in LLB from the University of Kent and has previously completed the Legal Practise Course at the BPP University in London. She is also fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
How does one become a solicitor?
The journey towards qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales is a long one which requires several stages of training. This takes approximately 6 years of studying and training overall.
These stages include the following:
- Any degree or equivalent level 6 qualification (or a comparable overseas qualification)
- Passing both stages of the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQE)
- Two years’ full time (or equivalent) work experience
- Passing a final character and suitability test
In addition, the level 7 trailblazer solicitor apprenticeship also offers a work-based way of qualifying.
The character and suitability test is held by the SRA. If someone does not meet the character and suitability requirements of the SRA then they will not be admitted as a Solicitor. Some of the reasons for failing this may include cautions or criminal convictions.
Have questions about this article? Get in touch today!
Call us on 020 7928 0276, our phone lines are open and we will be taking calls from 9:30am to 6:00pm.
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use the Ask Lisa function on our website. Simply enter your details and leave a message, we will get right back to you: https://lisaslaw.co.uk/ask-question/
Or, download our free app! You can launch an enquiry, scan over documents, check progress on your case and much more!