Fit for practice - the new hurdles for overseas lawyers taking the QLTS
The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) has paved the way for numerous overseas solicitors to practise law in England and Wales since it was created in 1990, but after setting the standard for 20 years, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) recently decided that the time had come to reform the system. With the new Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) now in play as of 1 September 2010, new applicants face a number of hurdles.
In September the new QLTS took effect, marking the SRA’s effort to make the process by which overseas lawyers apply to practise in England and Wales compatible with the route taken by domestic lawyers. Suzanna Ring reviews the changes
This premium content is reserved for
Legal Week Subscribers.
A PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION PROVIDES:
- Trusted insight, news and analysis from the UK and across the globe
- Connections to senior business lawyers within the leading law firms and legal departments
- Unique access to ALM's unrivalled, market-leading reporting in the US and Asia and cutting-edge research, including Legal Week's UK Top 50 and Global 100 rankings
- The Legal Week Daily News Alert, Editor's Highlights, and Breaking News digital newsletters and more, plus a choice of over 70 ALM newsletters
- Optimized access on all of your devices: desktop, tablet and mobile
- Complete access to the site's full archive of more than 56,000 articles
Already have an account? Sign In Now
For enterprise-wide or corporate enquiries, please contact Paul Reeves on Preeves@alm.com or call on +44 (0) 203 875 0651