Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) update

Thanks to Vincenzo – a fellow Italian lawyer that asked me about it – I think it’s better to reiterate the amendments to the QLTS approved by the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) last May.

These changes affect everyone sitting the QLTS and will be very helpful for those that are starting now.

Essentially the main amendments are:

  • Remove the need for QLTS candidates, other than those with exemption from part of the exam, to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from the SRA prior to sitting the QLTS assessments;
  • Remove the requirement for non-EEA/EU candidates to provide separate evidence of standards of English language skills as a condition of eligibility to take the QLTS assessment;
  • Remove the requirement to complete the QLTS assessments within a five-year period;
  • Remove the maximum number of assessment attempts available to a QLTS candidate.

Other amendments apply if you already have a Certificate of Eligibility or if you are seeking for exemptions.

Hopefully you’ll find this helpful, but for the complete list of amendments visit the SRA’s website here.

Cheers!

 

 

About Alegher 54 Articles
Hi! My name is Marco and I’m the guy behind PasstheQlts. As you would imagine, I graduated in Law in Italy and qualified as a solicitor in Italy and Spain. I was working in house for a retail company for the last few years in Italy, but then decided I needed a change of perspective, culture, opportunities and so on. And London was the answer to my internal struggle! I moved to London and now it’s time to set the next steps in my career. To be totally honest I knew that the only logical step, unless you are looking for a career change (yes, but what?), if you want to practice Law in the UK, is what this blog is about: to pass the QLTS Exam, the Qualified Transfer Scheme! Really, I am just a guy who has the goal to pass the QLTS Exam to build a professional career in Law in London. I will share my study plan with you, read all the possible guides, interview successful candidates and try to post everything online. Of course any help, question, comment or suggestion from you will be greatly appreciated! Best of luck! Cheers! M

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