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‘Brexit’ – How Could it Impact Foreign Lawyers and the QLTS?

QLTS BrexitThe 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.

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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...

Free Webinar: How to Succeed on the QLTS Assessments

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...

Brexit: Will English Law Remain the Market-Standard Choice of Governing Law?

english lawThe 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...

Important Updates to the MCT Course (March 2016)

tax calculation qlts mct assessmentAn 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...

Supreme Court Ruling Overturns Criminal Law of Parasitic Accessory Liability

tax calculation qlts mct assessmentThe Supreme Court has redefined the law of secondary participation and joint enterprise in Criminal Law, in the seminal case of R v Jogee [2016] 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.

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The ruling relates to circumstances in which Defendant 1 and Defendant 2 agree on a particular course of criminal activity, Crime A. read more...

Demo Version of the MCT Online Training System

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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).
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How to Calculate Income Tax Liability in the MCT Assessment?

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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...

English Votes for English Law tackles West Lothian Question


In October 2015, the UK Parliament approved an amendment to its procedural rules to finally provide an answer to the famous “West Lothian question”.

The term refers to the fact that MPs representing Scottish constituencies at Westminster may vote on legislation which only affects England and has no effect on Scotland, while MPs from English constituencies have no similar powers over Scottish domestic legislation in the Scottish Parliament.

The “West Lothian question” was first raised by Tam Dalyell, MP for West Lothian and an opponent of plans to devolve powers to a Scottish Parliament, in a parliamentary debate on devolution 1977. read more...

QLTS Assessments: Challenges and Solutions

QLTS Exams: Challenges and Solutions

You’ve probably heard that the QLTS assessments are challenging, but with proper planning and preparation, you can succeed. It all starts with a clear understanding of the exam requirements and the level of commitment you are willing to make.

To keep you on track to succeed on your first attempt, QLTS School helps you overcome potential challenges right from the beginning, with solutions that are customised especially for your needs and circumstances.

Lack of complete preparation and understanding of the SRA requirements

It’s no secret that preparing for the QLTS assessments can be intense and demanding. Comprehensive and rigorous preparation is, therefore, crucial to passing the two parts of the QLTS assessments – MCT and OSCE. read more...


'Brexit' – How Could it Impact Foreign Lawyers and the QLTS?

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..... more