How to Become a Lawyer in the UK

If you’re thinking about becoming a lawyer in the UK, you may assume that you can practise law anywhere in the United Kingdom. We so often refer to lawyers working in the UK as ‘UK lawyers’ that it’s an easy assumption to make. However, the question of how to become a lawyer in the UK […]

‘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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Should a Foreign Lawyer Take the QLTS or the New York Bar Exam?

In one of our recent blog posts, we discussed the impact of the globalisation of business on the world of legal practice. One trend that we identified, in particular, is the need for young lawyers to find ways to differentiate themselves in the fiercely competitive junior ranks, by developing their profile as an international lawyer. […]

How to Advance Your Legal Career as an International Arbitration Lawyer

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 […]

Top 5 Challenges Facing Lawyers Today

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 […]

Multi-Jurisdictional Lawyers to Lead the Way Forward in NY

For many years London has been a happy hunting ground for major US firms. As early as 1961 Baker & McKenzie set up shop in London, and in the intervening 53 years we have seen dozens of firms enter the UK legal market, whether through mergers with London firms or simply creating an international office, […]

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) International Section’s 2014 Seasonal Meeting

QLTS School is a media sponsor of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) International Section’s 2014 Seasonal Meeting entitled “Rebuilding the Transatlantic Marketplace: Austria and Central Europe as Catalysts for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.” Co-sponsored by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), a full day of the meeting will focus on UNCITRAL […]

Are In-House Roles the New Legal Career Path of Choice?

Lawyers have always been divided into categories: litigator vs. contract drafter; big-city vs. provincial; business vs. private client; but one of the other classic divides is becoming less rigid, that of working in-house vs. in private practice. Recent statistics compiled by a global legal recruiter, Laurence Simons, show that companies across Europe, Africa and the […]