QLTS Advantage - Qualifying Foreign Attorneys to Become Solicitors (operated by QLTS International)
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What is the QLTS?

The Qualified Lawyers’ Transfer Scheme (QLTS) is England's new official transfer exam for foreign attorneys since 2010. It is comprised of both written and practical assessments in which candidates will be expected to demonstrate a basic familiarity with English statutes, cases, practice rules and the principles of common law as is required of individuals who qualify under the domestic route.

The QLTS Advantage is a complete interactive legal learning system designed by an experienced team of law professors and practicioners.


Imagine a world full of job opportunities

Qualify as a Solicitor and have the skills and credentials to work in 48 countries and 6 continents.


Where will I be able to practice law?

Passing the QLTS not only licenses you as a solicitor in England and Wales, but also may confer a right to practice in many other jurisdictions including:

Alberta Isle of Man Saskatchewan
Anguilla Israel Singapore
Antigua and Barbuda Jamaica South Africa
Bahamas Malaysia South Australia
Barbados Manitoba St. Lucia
Belize Montserrat St. Kitts and Nevis
Bermuda Newfoundland St. Vincent and the
British Columbia New South Wales Grenadines
British Virgin Islands New Zealand Tasmania
Cayman Islands Northern Territory Trinidad and Tobago
Dominica North West Territory Turks and Caicos
Grenada Nova Scotia Victoria
Guyana Ontario Western Australia
Hong Kong Papua New Guinea Yukon Territory
India Prince Edward Island Zambia

* Note: In some instances, further academic and/or practical legal training may be required. Minimum periods of residency may also apply.


The Assessments (Exams)

Consists of three parts with reference to sections of the SRA's Day One Outcomes.

  1. Multiple Choice Test (MCT)

    Tests substantive legal knowledge on MCT subjects using multiple choice questions. (You must pass the MCT before proceeding to the OSCE.)

  2. Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE Part I)

    Tests interviewing and advocacy skills within the context of three practice areas.

  3. Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE Part II)

    Tests online legal research, drafting and writing within the context of three practice areas.


How do I get started?

  1. Check to see if your qualification is included on the list of eligible jurisdictions:

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  2. Sign up for the QLTS Advantage prep course and gain access to the Exam Registration Robot: expert automated help with the enrollment process (obtaining SRA Certificate of Eligibility, and registering for the assessments with Kaplan.)

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Thousands have used the QLTS Advantage to realize their career ambitions.


Positions achieved by some of our past delegates:

Sidley Austin, (Diana B). Baker & McKenzie, (Karl H). Senior VP, Heritage Bank, NV; Faculty at Trinity College Dublin, (Alan R). Clifford Chance, Milan, (Antonio G). UN Claims against Iraq, Morgan Lewis, (Alidad M). Fulbright & Jaworski, Germany, (Keith C). BWI Practice, (Dennis S). Regional General Counsel, Europe and Middle East, Intelsat, (Armando T). Exeter Law Group, UK, NY, and HK, (Mitchell W). Managing Partner of Weil Gotshals TX Office, (Glenn W). Canada Rep, WTO disputes; Counsel in Dept of Foreign Affairs, (Raahool W). Google, (Susan M). International Patent firm, (Stuart W). General Counsel, Nestlé, (Christa C). Senior Attorney, Clearly Gottlieb, (Mirna Z). Solicitor, Eversheds, LLP, (Heather H). Partner, Orrick Harrington, London, (Claes L). Head of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group's Asia Pacific Legal Team, (Michael L). Patton Boggs LLP, (Geoffrey D). Partner, Cayman Islands Firm, (Julian F). Partner, Allen and Overy, (Charles W). Partner, DLA Piper, Japan, (David R). Linklaters LLP, London, (Kenneth L). Was: Chair of Arbitration, Brown Ruddnick; Now: Novelist, Random House, (Grant M). Partner, Hunton Williams, London, (Ferdinand C). Partner, Morrison Foerster, (Jana M). Partner, Australian firm, practices in Brussles and Vienna, (Christina H). Intnl. Dept, Shearman & Sterling, (Alexandros A). Apple, (Elizabeth C). Senior VP, Chubb Atlantic Indemnity, Bermuda, (Aine M). Spiegel & Utrera, London, (Russell W). Global General Counsel, (Laura P). VP, Sovereign Risk, Bermuda, (Barker K). Won Law Society Pro Bono Solicitor of the Year; Lecturer, Penn Law, (Jared G). Planet Innovate, a hedge fund, (Timothy N). Associate, Proskauer Rose, (Paresh T). Asst. Professor of Business, Fordham University, (Hiro A). Associate, Quinn Emanuel, London, (Lucy P). McGrath LLP Solicitors, UK, (Michelle A). Reed Smith, NYC, (Juan R). White & Case, London, (Tricia M). US Ambassador to New Zealand, (David H). Mumbai Firm, (Jayesh K). Skadden Arps, (Nicolai S). Bodden & Bodden, Grand Cayman, (Laura C). Cisco, (Charles C). Microsoft, (Thomas D). Hogan Lovells, (Andrew B). Gibson Dunn, (Ignacio F). Fried Frank, (Arianne D). Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, (Edward B). McKay & Meyer, Immigration, (Klint M). Partner, Crowell Moring, London, (Baiju V). JP Morgan Chase, (Valerie M). Ropes & Gray LLP, (Charles L). Head of Arbitration, Thompson & Knight, (Paul C). Escravos Gas & Oil project, Nigeria, (Stephen R). Council, ConocoPhillips, (Harry S)