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Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTS)

The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme or QLTS is an alternative route for foreign qualified lawyers to qualify in England and Wales as solicitors.

Only foreign qualified lawyers from recognised jurisdictions are eligible to use the QLTS route in order to qualify in England. The list of recognised jurisdictions may be found on Solicitor Regulation Authority website https://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/qlts/recognised-jurisdictions.page 
 

IN THE LIGHT OF BREXIT: ARE THERE REASONS TO QUALIFY IN ENGLAND AND WALES TODAY?

Are you planning to take the QLTS with a view to qualifying in England and Wales, and feeling put off by the UK’s decision to leave the EU? Then this post is for you as it will attempt to reveal the impact that Brexit (British Exit) may have on the legal profession in general and those qualifying as English solicitors in particular.

 

QLTS OSCE exam results

OSCE results NOV 2019

OSCEsmart pass rate 90.47% with average pass mark

75.07% the highest pass mark 85% [as per 28 JUNE 2020]

General pass mark/rate
OSCE Part 1 (09 Nov-11 Nov 2019) + Part 2 Nov 2019 = Pass mark 62% Pass rate 72%

The QLTS OSCE books and study materials

The OSCE part of the QLTS exam, is based on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) also known as the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice. LPC is the final vocational stage for becoming a solicitor in England and Wales. So, the LPC books and manuals are the main source to prepare for the QLTS OSCE. All of them are in open access and you may purchase them online either via amazon, ebay, directly from the publisher’s website or second-hand books from those who already successfully passed the QLTS OSCE.

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Marking Criteria

Non legal aspects Research:

Advice is client-focussed
Finds important sources
& authorities

Non legal aspects Writing:

Style and non-legal content
Clear, precise & acceptable
English
Facts: correct &
comprehensive
Content is recipient-focussed

Legal content:

Marking Criteria

Non legal aspects:

Appropriate language & behavior
Clear & good structure
Engages decision maker
Persuasive argument
Facts: correct & comprehensive

Legal content:

Legally correct
Legally comprehensive
Professional conduct

Judge-assessor

Marking Criteria

Interviewing

Listening and questioning

Language and explanation

Professional manner

Client-focussed

Builds trust and confidence

Attendance note

Non-legal aspects:

Obtained all relevant information

Identified appropriate next steps