Solicitors Qualifying Examination

The SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) is proposing a radical change in how solicitors (all solicitors, not only foreign qualified) qualify in the UK.

This new proposal, called Solicitor Qualifying Examination (SQE), “would ensure consistent high standards of entry into the profession, providing confidence for the public and employers”.

In fact solicitors can qualify in the UK following several paths – being the QLTS one of those – and therefore there is no guarantee that all solicitors can guarantee a minimum standard of knowledge, skills and experience.

The SRA is trying to come up with a standardised way of assessing all trainee solicitors, which will most certainly include the QLTS.

It is very early to say what will be of the current QLTS process, but according to the QLTS School the SQE is likely to be modeled on the QLTS.

I’ll keep you posted!






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


  1. Hi, I am planning to sit for the Qlts exams in February 2017 and wanted some advice if at all it is necessary to buy the video package along with the books from QLts school. I am confused could you kindly help.

    • Hi, I can’t really suggest anything as I haven’t seen any of the features offered by QLTS School. Hopefully some QLTS School students will be able to assist?

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