How to Advance Your Legal Career as an International Arbitration Lawyer

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Introduction: The Rising Demand for International Arbitration

Globalisation of business has been a fact for several decades now, bringing with it vast economic opportunities. Operating a business across borders creates obstacles on multiple levels; linguistic, cultural and logistical issues are likely to arise, even in successful endeavours.

In this environment, lawyers have had to evolve and adapt their services and skills to enable their business clients to accomplish their aims. Lawyers with knowledge and experience of managing cross-border transactions are highly valued by their clients for helping to clear the path and get sophisticated and complex deals closed. read more...

Live Webinar: How to Succeed on the QLTS Assessments

Live QLTS Webinar – Sunday, July 5, 2015 – 6.00pm (BST)

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...

Top 5 Challenges Facing Lawyers Today

Lawyers Challenges

The legal profession is a competitive one. It always has been, but these days—with rapid changes in the way we practice law—it seems to be even more so.

For example, one study found that lawyer density has been steadily increasing in six major European nations.

These changes can be exciting and dynamic, but with them comes a host of challenges. Lawyers will need to overcome them in order to stay competitive and relevant in their profession.

So, what are the major challenges facing lawyers today? read more...

US Attorney Career Path Next Steps: Dual-qualification or an MBA?

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We previously looked at the factors to consider for US attorneys weighing up the benefits of dual-qualification over an LLM to advance their careers. Some US attorneys looking to optimize their career path may instead be considering an MBA over dual-qualifying as an English solicitor via the QLTS in order to practice English law.

If you are reading this article, you will already know what an MBA is, and are looking for some guidance as to factors to consider when making a choice between the MBA or dual-qualifying as an English solicitor through the QLTS. read more...

How to Become an International Lawyer

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So you want to become an international lawyer. No doubt, you’ve thought it through carefully, and you’re sure it’s what you want to become. But let me ask you – what does it mean to you exactly? After all, if you think about it carefully, the term can mean different things to different people.

What is the appeal of becoming an international lawyer?

We’ll talk about the different incarnations of an international lawyer a little later, but first ask yourself, what do you hope to accomplish as an international lawyer? read more...

QLTS Exemptions from Elements of the SRA Assessments

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Who can apply for QLTS exemptions?

If you are a lawyer currently considering taking the QLTS assessments to become an English solicitor, and have been thinking about applying to the SRA to get exemptions from one or more of the elements of the assessment, this article is for you.

According to the SRA Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme Regulations 2011, European Economic Area (EEA), Intra-UK (Scotland and Northern Ireland) and Swiss applicants may apply to the SRA for exemption from assessment or part of it if they can show they possess sufficient knowledge in a particular legal area. read more...

Changes to the QLTS Approved

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The Legal Services Board has approved the SRA’s proposed amendments and changes to the QLTS Regulations.

A summary of the amendments is as follows:

  • 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 5 year period
  • Remove the maximum number of assessment attempts available to a QLTS candidate

The changes outlined above are effective immediately. read more...

Webinar Recording Now Available – How to Succeed on the QLTS Assessments

Webinar Recording Available – How to Succeed on the QLTS Assessments

Thanks to all who attended Sunday’s webinar!

In the webinar, Ben May and the team at QLTS School discussed why should you qualify as an English solicitor, the structure of the QLTS assessments, the courses offered by QLTS School for the MCT and OSCE assessments, and provided tips for success in the examinations.

If you missed it, the recording of the webinar is now available to watch online:

Watch the Recorded Webinar Now read more...

Live Webinar – How to Succeed on the QLTS Assessments

Live QLTS Webinar – Sunday, January 25, 2015 – 5.00pm (GMT)

Join Ben May 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 chosed QLTS School as their

The webinar is intended for anyone who is still undecided whether to take the QLTS or to sign up for a course. read more...

Pending Changes to the QLTS Following an SRA Consultation

A recently closed SRA consultation on qualification for the legal profession points to imminent changes to the QLTS. The consultation, which concluded during November 2014, proposed a number of modifications to the current system which, if approved, would be likely to be implemented during 2015.

Certificate of Eligibility

The cornerstone of the consultation is the proposal to remove the need for candidates to apply for and obtain a certificate of eligibility prior to applying for a place on the QLTS assessments. read more...

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