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Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT)


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The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) is the conversion test that enables certain lawyers to qualify as solicitors in England and Wales. Those lawyers eligible to sit the test must be foreign lawyers or overseas lawyers qualified in jurisdictions that are recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales or must be barristers qualified to practise in England and Wales. Details of these recognised jurisdictions can be obtained from the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Certificate of Eligibility
Candidates need a Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to sit the test(s). Note that the SRA stopped issuing certificates in 2010. If you do not have a current certificate of eligibility and you wish to qualify as and solicitor of England and Wales, you will need to apply for a certificate of eligibility for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme which has replaced the QLTT.

Admission to the Roll of Solicitors - New Requirement
A Criminal Records Bureau check is necessary and valid for 3 months from the date of issue. Potential candidates need to contact the SRA 3 months in advance of their anticipated admission date to request a CRB application and an AD1 application for admission to the roll. The call centre can be contacted on 0870 606 2555.


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