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Parties to international contracts and cross-border transactions often choose the law of England and Wales (which we’ll call “English law” for short) as the governing law of the agreement.
In fact, English law is the preferred governing law for business transactions worldwide, even those that don’t have any geographic connection with the UK.
There are a number of reasons for this, one of the main ones being that English law has a well-known, well-developed and reputable jurisprudence.
Historical Importance and Influence
QLTS Skills Online – an Innovative, Interactive and Enjoyable Online Tool to Prepare for the OSCE Assessment
Mastering the Five Skills in Order to Achieve Success on the Practical Assessment
QLTS Skills Online is a great support tool for learning the skills required on the OSCE assessment, the second element of the QLTS.
A short book available to download online which accompanies this online resource introduces candidates to the concepts behind the skills while a series of online interactive exercises, some featuring video and audio material, offer candidates a way to practise the skills required, preparing them for the mock practice stations and formal assessment. read more...
The unexpected has happened and the UK has voted to leave the European Union. This British Exit – known as ‘Brexit’ – has caused a lot of uncertainty and confusion both in the UK and around the world.
You will hear different opinions on how this event will impact the world economy and the legal profession.
We have received many queries and concerns from current and potential QLTS candidates.
In this post we will cover the possible consequences of Brexit and how these may affect overseas lawyers who are planning to qualify as English solicitors through the QLTS assessments. read more...
QLTS School to Exhibit at the International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference in Washington D.C.
We are pleased to announce the attendance of QLTS School as an exhibitor at the International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference, which will take place in Washington D.C. from September 18, 2016 to September 23, 2016.
The IBA Annual Conference is the world’s largest and most prestigious international gathering of lawyers. It is the premier opportunity for you to network, share knowledge and develop business with 6,000 international lawyers from over 2,700 law firms in 130 jurisdictions.
QLTS School’s booth will be located immediately next the exhibition hall entrance, near the Lexis Nexis booth. read more...
Live QLTS Webinar – Sunday, June 5, 2016 – 7.00pm – 8.00pm (BST/GMT+1)
Join Marc and the team at QLTS School and attend a free, hour-long webinar:
“How to Succeed on the QLTS Assessments”
The webinar will cover the following topics:
• Why you should become a dual-qualified an English solicitor?
• The strcuture of the assessments – MCT and OSCE exams and eligibility criteria
• Preparation courses offered by QLTS School
• Tips for success in the assessments
• Q & A session
The presentation will show you why hundreds of lawyers have taken the QLTS and chosen QLTS School as their training provider. read more...
The UK’s pivotal referendum on whether to leave or remain in the European Union is slated for June 23rd 2016, While both sides are campaigning heavily in the public eye, businesses in the UK are generally adopting a cautious approach to both any public statements on the issue as well as their approach to future business decisions. Whatever the outcome, there is likely to be some uncertainty, which will be particularly acute in the event of a ‘Leave’ decision.
One particular area of concern is the ramifications of a ‘Leave’ result on English law, not just in terms of its continued viability as the market-standard for governing commercial contracts and cross-border transactions in future, but also whether ‘Brexit’ would adversely impact existing English law-governed contracts. read more...
An important update to the MCT course will be released next week, covering various aspects on the English Legal System, Constitutional Law, Torts, Criminal Law, and other legal areas.
Additionally, we are planning to release a major update to the MCT course during April/May 2016, which will cover the new allowances and tax rates for the 2016-17 tax year which have been recently announced by the UK Government. Some of the allowances are ‘newcomers’ to the UK tax system and greatly affect the traditional grossing up mechanism used so far to calculate the tax due (e.g., Personal Savings Allowance and Dividend Allowance). read more...
The Supreme Court has redefined the law of secondary participation and joint enterprise in Criminal Law, in the seminal case of R v Jogee  UKSC 8. The ruling overturns twenty years of jurisprudence, which had led to murder convictions based on less stringent requirements than those set out in Jogee. The result may lead to the re-opening of a number of convictions.
The ruling relates to circumstances in which Defendant 1 and Defendant 2 agree on a particular course of criminal activity, Crime A. read more...
We know that taking the QLTS assessments means a substantial investment in terms of your time, money and effort. We also appreciate that as part of your research you may want to pre-evaluate the course materials offered to you before you sign up for a course.
To see how we can help you succeed, we invite you to access a demo version of the MCT Online Training System – so you can discover what QLTS School will offer you when you study with us for the MCT assessment, including:
- A snapshot of the 15 MCT mock tests – the exams are in a similar format to the formal assessment (with 90 questions each, timed at 2 hours and 45 minutes). read more...
In blog post we will focus on a tax calculation question, which is one of the areas many QLTS candidates struggle with. We will analyse a sample income tax question you may come across in the MCT assessment, asking you about the total tax liability of the taxpayer. You will be expected by the SRA to know how to make such a calculation.
Let’s now look at the fact pattern.
A person who was born in 1950 has income of £11,000 from employment, £3,000 savings (interest) and £600 dividends during the tax year. read more...
Parties to international contracts and cross-border transactions often choose the law of England and Wales (which we’ll call “English law” for short) as the..... more