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SQE FLK1

The table below includes a downloadable SQE syllabus for each of the subject areas in PDF format. This will be a helpful guide for you as you study and revise the law in preparation for the SQE assessments.

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FLK1

Candidates are required to apply relevant core legal principles and rules to realistic client-based and ethical problems and situations in the following areas:

  1. Starting a new business through the vehicle of a company, partnership, LLP or as a sole trader.
  2. The management of a business and company decision making to ensure compliance with statutory and other legal requirements.
  3. The interests, rights, obligations and powers of stakeholders in a business.
  4. Financing a business.
  5. Taxation of a business and its stakeholders.
  6. The termination of a solvent business, corporate insolvency and personal bankruptcy.

Candidates are required to apply relevant core legal principles and rules to realistic client-based and ethical problems and situations in the following areas:

  1. Analysis of merits of claim or defence.
  2. Arbitration, mediation and litigation as an appropriate mechanism to resolve a dispute.
  3. Pre-action considerations and steps.
  4. Commencing, responding to or progressing a claim.
  5. Case management and any interim applications relevant to a claim.
  6. The evidence needed and disclosure steps required in commencing, responding to, progressing or defending a claim.
  7. Preparation of a case for a trial, the trial and any post trial steps.
  8. Procedures and processes relevant to costs involved in dispute resolution.

Candidates are required to apply relevant core legal principles and rules to realistic client-based and ethical problems and situations in the following areas:

  1. Existence/formation of a contract.
  2. Contents of a contract.
  3. Causation and remoteness.
  4. Vitiating elements.
  5. Discharge of contract and remedies.
  6. Unjust enrichment.

Candidates are required to apply relevant core legal principles and rules to realistic client-based and ethical problems and situations in the following areas:

  1. Negligence.
  2. Remedies and defences.
  3. Occupiers’ liability.
  4. Product liability.
  5. Nuisance and the rule in Rylands v Fletcher.

Candidates are required to apply relevant core legal principles and rules to realistic client-based and ethical problems and situations in the following areas:

  1. The Legal System of England and Wales and Sources of law.
  2. Constitutional and Administrative law and EU law.
  3. Legal services.

Primary Materials

SQE Prep & Practise (OUP)

Oxford University Press (OUP) has developed the online SQE Prep & Practise products that are a fully fledged learning platform rather than a traditional set of manuals. The content of the SQE Prep & Practise for Assessment 1 fully reflects the content of the SQE1 FLK1 assessment. In addition to study materials, this resource offers 200 MCQs for each subject, as well as performance-based explanatory feedback.

A separate chapter in the SQE Prep & Practise deals with ethics and professional conduct – that are assessed pervasively across the SQE1.

The SQE Prep & Practise can be bought separately for each assessment 1 and 2, or as a package. The SQE Prep & Practise: Complete (£450 for 12 months’ access) is a complete collection covering both SQE1 assessments and including six online manuals with guidance on the law, exam techniques, and a comprehensive bank of 1200 sample questions designed to mirror the format of the actual SQE1 questions.

Title:
SQE Prep & Practise: For Assessment 1
Price:
£225
Table of contents

Business Law & Practice

Manual, J. Scott Slorach & Jason Ellis

Questions, J. Scott Slorach & Claire Lawrence

Dispute Resolution in Contract & Tort

Manual, Helen Tinkler, David Amos & Edward Iredale

Questions, Helen Tinkler

Public Law, Legal Services & the Legal System

Manual, Alan Reid, Elizabeth Smart, Gillian Pastuch & Roiya Hodgson

Questions, Cath Neary, David Rees, Marsha Francis, Sally Ireland, Elizabeth Polding & Claire Lawrence

Ethics & Professional Conduct

Pervasive chapter, Roiya Hodgson

Pervasive questions, Marsha Francis, as well as David Rees, Rebecca Crump, Claire Lawrence, Helen Tinkler and Elizabeth Polding

Exam Technique

Pervasive chapter, Helen Tinkler, with worked examples by Claire Lawrence & David Rees

LPC/QLTS Books

There are two main publishers: Oxford University Press (OUP) and College of Law Publishing (CLP). They offer other helpful resources that can also be used in preparation for the SQE1 FLK1 assessment. These are concise and comprehensive law books explaining each of the practice areas assessed in the SQE. These manuals are at the heart of the LPC preparation, and used to play a major role in preparing for the QLTS OSCE. Please see the LPC/QLTS manuals in the table below:

Publisher:
OUP
SQE1 practice area:
Business Law
Authors:
J. Scott Slorach, Jason Ellis
Price:
£39.99
Table of contents

Part 1: Partnerships
1:Characteristics of partnerships
2:Partnership management and finance
3:Liability of partners to outsiders
4:Partnership disputes
5:Termination of and retirement from a partnership
6:The partnership agreement
Part 2: Companies
7:Limited companies
8:Formation of a limited company
9:Directors and secretary
10:Shareholders
11:Company finance
12:Disposal of shares
13:Company meetings and resolutions
14:The articles of a private company
15:Disclosure obligations of companies and company accounts
16:Public companies
Part 3: Taxation
17:Income tax: sole traders and partnerships
18:The corporation tax system
19:Taxation of directors’ fees and employees’ salaries
20:Taxation of distributions and debenture interest
21:Capital allowances
22:Capital gains tax and inheritance tax on business assets
23:Value Added Tax
Part 4: Insolvency
24:Personal bankruptcy
25:Company insolvency proceedings
26:Liabilities arising from insolvency
Part 5: Additional Topics
27:Choice of business medium
28:Limited Liability Partnerships
29:Sale of a business to a company
30:Shareholders’ agreements

Publisher:
CLP
SQE1 practice area:
Business Law
Authors:
Alexis Mavrikakis, Stephen Allinson, Jacqueline Kempton, Nick Hancock
Price:
£35.99
Table of contents

Starting a Business
The Different Types of Business
Introduction to the Company
Running a Business as a Company Limited by Shares
How to Set Up a Company
The Company’s Constitution
The Company’s Shareholders
Officers of the Company
Controls on Directors
Company Decision-making
Financing a Company: Shares
Financing a Company: Debt
Taking Security
Public Companies
Running a Business in Partnership
The Start of a Partnership
The Partnership Agreement
Partners’ Responsibilities
Liability for the Firm’s Debts
Dissolution
Limited Liability Partnerships
Insolvency
Corporate Insolvency
Personal Insolvency
Taxation
Calculation of Trading Profits of a Business
Taxation of Companies: Corporation Tax
Taxation of Companies: Special Provisions Relating To Companies
Taxation of Sole Traders
Taxation of Partnerships
Taxation of Employees and Directors
Taxation of Savings and Investment Income

Business Reliefs from CGT and IHT Available to Individuals
Tax Considerations in Choice of Medium
Conversion
Some Aspects of Trading
Sale of Goods
Employment and Other Regulatory Concerns
Introduction to Agency and Distribution Agreements
Choosing a Marketing Agreement
Competition Law

Publisher:
OUP
SQE1 practice area:
Contract Law
Author:
Ewan McKendrick
Price:
£44.99
Table of contents

1:Introduction
Part 1: Formation
2:Agreement: Objective or Subjective?
3:Offer and Acceptance
4:Uncertain and Incomplete Agreements
5:Consideration and Promissory Estoppel
6:Formalities
7:Intention to Create Legal Relations
Part 2: Terms
8:The Terms of Contract
9:Incorporation of Terms
10:Implied Terms
11:The Interpretation of Contracts
12:Boilerplate Clauses
13:Exclusion Clauses
14:Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts
15:Good Faith
Part 3: Setting the Contract Aside
16:Mistake
17:Misrepresentation
18:Duress
19:Undue Influence
20:Unconscionability and Inequality of Bargaining Power
21:Frustration and Force Majeure
Part 4: Remedies for Breach
22:Breach of Contract and Termination
23:Damages
24:Specific Performance
Part 5:Third Party Rights
25:Third Parties
26:Online Chapter: Incapacity
27:Online Chapter: Illegality

Publisher:
OUP
SQE1 practice area:
Tort Law
Author:
Jenny Steele
Price:
£42.99
Table of contents

I. Introductory
1:Introduction: the shape of tort law today
II. International Interferences
2:Torts of intention
III. The Tort of Negligence
3:The standard of care in negligence
4:The duty of care: introduction and development
5:Duty of care: applications
6:Causation, remoteness, and scope of duty: connection to the damage
7:Defences to negligence
IV. General Matters
8:Limitation and contribution
9:Damages, compensation, and responsibility
10:Vicarious liability and non-delegable duties
V. Nuisance and Duties Relating to Land
11:Nuisance
12:Rylands v Fletcher and strict liability
13:Occupiers’ liability
VI. Defamation and Privacy
14:Defamation
15:Privacy
VII. Stricter Liabilities
16:Product liability
17:Breach of statutory duty
18:Trespass to land and goods, and conversion

Publisher:
OUP
SQE1 practice area:
Civil Litigation
Authors:
Lucilla Macgregor, Charlotte Peacey, Georgina Ridsdale
Price:
£39.99
Table of contents

1:Introduction
2:A modern litigation approach
3:Costs information to the client and funding options
4:The nature, extent, and recovery of legal costs
5:Alternative dispute resolution
6:The first client meeting and initial considerations
7:Pre-action substantive matters
8:Pre-action protocols
9:Starting your court action and serving it on the defendant
10:Defending a claim
11:Drafting statements of case
12:Case management
13:Interim applications – general considerations
14:Interim applications – common types
15:Part 36 offers and offers to settle outside part 36
16:Disclosure and inspection
17:Witness statements and documentary evidence
18:Experts and expert evidence
19:Trial, settlement, and appeals
20:Assessment of cost proceedings
Appendix 1: additional chapters (online only)

Publisher:
CLP
SQE1 practice area:
Civil Litigation
Authors:
Kevin Browne, Margaret Catlow
Price:
£35.99
Table of contents

Introduction to Civil Litigation
Considerations at the First Interview including Funding the Claim
Early Action
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Commencing Proceedings
Responding to Proceedings and Judgment in Default
Statements of Case
Additional Proceedings and Part 8 Claims
Case Management and Allocation of Cases
Applications to the Court
Disclosure and Inspection of Documents
Evidence
Settlement
Final Preparations for Trial, Trial and Assessment of Costs
Enforcement of Money Judgments 

Appendices
Court Forms, Protocols and Guidelines
Templates for Drafting Key Documents
Flow Diagrams
Case Study Documents

Publisher:
OUP
SQE1 practice area:
Public Law
Authors:
Andrew Le Sueur, Maurice Sunkin, Jo Eric Khushal Murkens
Price:
£44.99
Table of contents

1:Introduction
Part 1: Formation
2:Agreement: Objective or Subjective?
3:Offer and Acceptance
4:Uncertain and Incomplete Agreements
5:Consideration and Promissory Estoppel
6:Formalities
7:Intention to Create Legal Relations
Part 2: Terms
8:The Terms of Contract
9:Incorporation of Terms
10:Implied Terms
11:The Interpretation of Contracts
12:Boilerplate Clauses
13:Exclusion Clauses
14:Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts
15:Good Faith
Part 3: Setting the Contract Aside
16:Mistake
17:Misrepresentation
18:Duress
19:Undue Influence
20:Unconscionability and Inequality of Bargaining Power
21:Frustration and Force Majeure
Part 4: Remedies for Breach
22:Breach of Contract and Termination
23:Damages
24:Specific Performance
Part 5:Third Party Rights
25:Third Parties
26:Online Chapter: Incapacity
27:Online Chapter: Illegality

Publisher:
OUP
SQE1 practice area:
Legal System of England and Wales
Authors:
Helen Rutherford, Birju Kotecha, Angela Macfarlane
Price:
£37.99
Table of contents

1:Studying the English legal system
2:An overview of the English legal system
3:Legislation and the law-making process
4:The interpretation of statutes
5:The doctrine of judicial precedent
6:The law and the institutions of the European Union
7:Human rights in the United Kingdom
8:The judiciary
9:The legal profession
10:Access to justice
11:The criminal process: the suspect and the police
12:The criminal process: pre-trial and trial
13:The jury
14:Sentencing
15:The civil process
16:Alternative dispute resolution
17:Tribunals
18:Criminal and civil appeals

Secondary Materials

Revise SQE Series

This is a series of revision guides to substantive law subjects focusing on the topics assessed in the SQE1, each available in both printed and electronic format. Having sampled the titles already available, we can say they are concise and to the point, and should indeed be helpful in revising for the SQE1. The multiple-choice questions included in each book give candidates a chance to test their knowledge before the exam.

SQE1 practice area:
Business Law and Practice
Author:
Benjamin Jones
Price:
£15
Table of contents

Starting a new business – types of business medium

Partnerships

Limited companies

Financing a business, financial records and accounting requirements

Termination and insolvency

Trading profits and VAT

Income tax

Capital gains tax

Corporation tax

Inheritance tax

SQE1 practice area:
Dispute Resolution
Author:
David Sixsmith
Price:
£15
Table of contents

Different options for dispute resolution

Resolving a dispute through a civil claim

Commencing proceedings

Responding to a claim

Statements of case

Interim applications

Case management

Evidence

Disclosure

Trial

Costs and funding

After trial: appeals and enforcement of money judgments

SQE1 practice area:
Contract Law
Author:
Michael Pugh
Price:
£15
Table of contents

Existence and formation of a contract: Offer & Acceptance

Existence and formation of a contract: Consideration

Existence and formation of a contract: The Intention to Create Legal Relations, Certainty and Capacity

Privity of Contract

Contents of a Contract I: Sources and Interpretation

Contents of a Contract II: Terms Exempting Liability and Unfair Terms

Misrepresentation

Duress, Undue Influence and Illegality

Discharge a Contract

Remedies

SQE1 practice area:
Tort Law
Author:
Linda Chadderton
Price:
£15
Table of contents

Negligence: Duty of Care and Breach

Negligence: Causation, Remoteness and Loss

Negligence: Remedies, Economic Loss and Psychiatric Harm

Defences

Vicarious Liability and Employers’ Liability

Occupiers’ Liability

Product Liability

Nuisance and Rylands v Fletcher

SQE1 practice area:
The Legal System and Services of England and Wales
Author:
Amy Sixsmith
Price:
£15
Table of contents

The Court Structure of England and Wales

Sources of Law: Legislation

Statutory Interpretation

Sources of Law: Case Law

The Regulation of Legal Services

Overriding Legal Obligations

Financial Services

Funding Options for Legal Services

SQE1 practice area:
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Author:
Richard Clements
Price:
£15
Table of contents

The Constitution and Conventions

Parliamentary sovereignty and parliamentary privilege

Central government and devolved institutions

The Crown and the Royal Prerogative

Legislation, primary and secondary

Public Order Law

Judicial review

Human Rights

European Union Law

Ethics and Professional Conduct
will be assessed pervasively across SQE1
Author:
Mark Thomas
Price:
£15
Publication date:
1 November 2022
Table of contents

SRA Principles

SRA Code of Conduct for Solicitors, RELs and RFLs

SRA Code of Conduct for Firms

Ethics and Professional Conduct in Dispute Resolution (FLK 1)

Ethics and Professional Conduct in Business Practice (FLK 1)

Ethics and Professional Conduct in Criminal Practice (FLK 2)

Ethics and Professional Conduct in Wills and the Administration of Estates (FLK 2)

Ethics and Professional Conduct in Property Practice (FLK 2)

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