Although the SRA will continue to recognise the LPC until as late as 2032, candidates won’t necessarily have that long to qualify while avoiding the SQE. The training committee of the City of London Law Society, which represents City firms, has said that firms are unlikely to want to run two separate qualification systems alongside each other and are therefore likely to insist that all future hires take the SQE from 2022. That said, it’s important to check what plans your shortlisted firms have in place to adopt the SQE.