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Welcome to the Chancery Lane Institute for Professionals

Join our next SQE1 Course starting 15 August 2024

Get ready for the January 2025 SQE1 exams with our Pro package:

  • Multi-media and comprehensive SQE1 course materials written by our faculty and Oxford University Press

  • 25+ hours of live personal tuition delivered in small virtual groups

  • 1,000+ test questions, including mock exams

  • Desktop and app-enabled access via our dedicated portal with Moodle

  • Access to mentors from a leading international law firm

  • All-in discounted fee of USD $4,500 + VAT (excluding exam fee payable to Kaplan)

Qualify like a Pro

Our courses have been designed from scratch with a specific purpose: to help you pass the SQE. We are proud to be part of the Middle East legal community and we are actively working with many firms, in-house teams, recruiters, information providers and individuals to enlarge and connect that community.

CLIP has been delivering legal education in the Middle East 2014. During that time we have helped many lawyers along their path to qualification as Solicitors (England & Wales).

We have delivered many hours of CLPD-accredited training to law firms. These have included courses that focus on core legal knowledge, topical issues, regulation and compliance and legal skills.

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Our Courses

Our Courses

The Solicitors Qualifying Examination

Live courses to help you pass SQE1 and SQE2

Access the 2022/23 SQE1 Handbook here

Professional and CLPD Accredited Courses

Exceptionally high quality courses for legal and compliance professionals.  All of our courses are CLPD-accredited

Access our latest course list here

Our Team

Our Team

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Halima Ravat


Halima is one of the original faculty members of CLIP. She commenced her journey as a Litigation Solicitor in the UK, She has had the opportunity to collaborate and work with government entities and corporations worldwide on commercial dispute resolution matters.

Halima relocated to Dubai in 2015, where she found her place within the commercial insurance field and continues to work within this dynamic and ever evolving industry.

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Donya Fredj


Donya Fredj is admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), having completed her training contract with an international law firm in London in September 2014. Donya spent three years working in London before moving to Dubai, where she joined Latham & Watkins LLP.

In addition to being a faculty member of at CLIP, Donya is in-house counsel to a major security and technology company.

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Waseem Khokhar

Founder & CEO

Waseem is the co-founder and CEO of CLIP.  He is the former Regional Managing Partner for PwC Legal ME and DWF Middle East.  He was also a partner with DLA Piper in London and has 25+ years post-qualification experience. He is a Solicitor (England & Wales) and a registered legal consultant with the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department.


Waseem teaches specialist professional legal subjects, including courses on Government Legal Consulting, Investigations and SME Evolution.

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Sahar Khan


Sahar was Called-to-the-Bar of England & Wales in 2021 at Gray's Inn, where she was awarded the Beloff Prize, Residential Scholarship, and Bedingfield Scholarship. Sahar holds a BCL from Magdalen College, Oxford. Before coming to law, she founded a prize-winning non-profit.


She has written on the financing of solar renewable energy projects and the justiciability of international legal instruments in English law. She was a Resident Writing Tutor at Stanford University.

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Sarah Cranston

Head of BD & Marketing

Sarah is a BD and marketing specialist with 20+ years’ experience in professional services, 12 of which spent working in the Middle East, and brings a wealth of experience. She has held senior BD and marketing positions with leading law firms in the UK and across the Middle East.


Farah Baldwin

Head of Operations & Finance

Farah Baldwin is the Head of Operations and Finance at CLIP. Throughout her career, Farah has held a number of directorships and company secretary positions with companies across a number of sectors, advising on matters relating to operations and finance.

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What our Clients Tell Us

The best professional training I have ever attended...

Tufayal Hussain
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I am pleased to inform you that I have passed the MCT, scoring 70%.  I thank CLIP for all the support and guidance given to me. I am very grateful.

Ramy Saleh
QLTS Candidate

Dear Team CLIP.  I passed...! Appreciate all your assistance along the way.

Dineli Gowribalan
QLTS Candidate

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