The Solicitor and Barrister Profession in the UK – What is the Difference?

The difference between a solicitor and a barrister The English legal profession (and that of a number of Commonwealth countries whose legal system derives directly from the common law) has two categories of qualified lawyer: barristers and solicitors. how can i get my ex back Generally speaking, solicitors provide a range of legal services to […]

Experience Requirement Removal on New QLTS

The removal of the experience requirement for graduates of the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) is a sea change in how overseas lawyers are admitted to the roll of solicitors of England and Wales. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) proposed the removal of the experience requirement to ensure the practical skills of each newly qualified […]

QLTS Adds Standalone Prerequisite English Language Test

All international lawyers wishing to train for English lawyer status will need to pass an English language competency test prior to applying for the Qualified Lawyers Trransfer Scheme (QLTS). The QLTS is the new scheme that replaced the QLTT at the end of 2010, as the means for international lawyers to qualify as practising English […]

Kaplan Selected by SRA As Sole QLTS Assessment Provider

The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) which replaced the QLTT came into effect on 1 September 2010. The SRA has selected Kaplan to be the sole examining board for the new QLTS tests. Unlike the QLTT programme which was assessed by five different law schools, the new qualification for international lawyers to practise in England and […]


What does the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) adoption of the QLTS regulations for internationally qualified lawyers mean in practice to any lawyer who wishes to qualify as English solicitor and what are the key differences between the QLTT and the QLTS?   The new QLTS scheme is open to a far greater number of jurisdictions […]