How Dual-Qualified Lawyers Contribute to Overseas Practice: A Case Study

Lawyers who set about to achieve dual-qualification do so for a number of different reasons, but one of the most popular is being able to offer an added dimension to their domestic practice in their home jurisdiction. Jesus Valez is a partner in the Madrid office of Kennedys, a leading commercial law firm specialising in […]

Tips for Success for Future QLTS Candidates

In this video, we put together videos of more than 25 former QLTS School’s candidates who share their tips for success and offer advice to future candidates preparing for the QLTS assessments. Here are the highlights: Do not underestimate the exams and take the preparation very seriously – the syllabus is comprehensive and requires thorough […]

How Long Does it Take to Prepare for the QLTS Assessments?

When you first decide to dual-qualify as an English solicitor via the QLTS, you know what’s generally involved – such as the MCT, the OSCE and the areas of law covered. But when you start to look at the specifics of preparation – the logistics, time commitment and study schedule – the question inevitably arises […]

Supreme Court Ruling in Contract Law Clarifies Penalty Clauses Rule

The much-anticipated ruling of the Supreme Court in two contract disputes has seen a clarification of the longstanding rule on penalty clauses in English law. The decision of the majority of the panel of seven Supreme Court justices in Cavendish Square Holdings BV v El Makdessi; ParkingEye Limited v Beavis [2015] UKSC 67 is expected […]

Why Becoming a Dual-Qualified Lawyer will Help You Advance Your Legal Career?

Introduction As a lawyer, you are a well-trained, trusted and hardworking part of a well-regarded and prestigious profession, working in a highly competitive environment. You already know there is a heavy emphasis on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or Continuing Legal Education (CLE) – developing and honing lawyers’ skills and legal knowledge. It goes without saying […]

How and Where to Check if the MCT Assessment is Available at Your Location?

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has recently announced its plans to offer the Multiple Choice Test (MCT) element of the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) outside the UK. Following the announcement, Kaplan QLTS, the assessment provider, has entered into a partnership with computer-based testing leader Pearson VUE to deliver the MCT online in various cities […]

3 Examples of US Companies Expanding into European Markets

US companies continue to expand into European markets. As you would imagine, though, there are challenges with expanding. There are a number of things companies need to do as they expand overseas into European markets. Some of the biggest challenges and obstacles are legal-related. That’s where knowledgeable lawyers can provide a valuable service for these […]

3 Ways Your Employer Can Support Your QLTS Studies

There’s no way around it: studying for the QLTS, working full-time and maintaining commitments outside work is a big ask in terms of discipline and time management. The financial cost is also significant, taking into account study materials, assessment fees and travel and logistics costs. Upcoming changes will allow the MCT to be sat outside […]

MCT Now Available in Several Continents

In yet another positive move for would-be Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) candidates, Kaplan QLTS, the official assessment provider for the scheme, has announced that it will be possible to sit the Multiple Choice Test (MCT), Part I of the QLTS, in multiple international locations from February 2016. Kaplan has teamed up with Pearson, the […]

Should you Study for the QLTS Assessments While Working?

“Should I study full-time or squeeze preparation in around work?” Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme (QLTS) candidates across the world regularly grapple with this question. Without doubt, it is one of the most common initial enquiries we receive from those looking to take their legal career to the next level through dual-qualification as an English solicitor […]