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.