Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test
The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) is a conversion test that enables lawyers qualified in certain countries outside England and Wales, as well as UK barristers, to qualify as solicitors.
Buckingham LLB and LLM graduates who are qualified as lawyers may be eligible to transfer to the role of solicitors of England and Wales under the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Regulations 1990.
The first step is to apply to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for a Certificate of Eligibility to sit the QLTT.
Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
Tel: +44 (0)870 6062555
The Certificate is valid for a period of 3 years, although you can apply for an extension.
Qualified lawyers from outside the European Union are also required to satisfy the SRA that they have gained two years of common law experience within the past five years; such experience must have been undertaken in three areas of common law and must have covered contentious and non-contentious areas of practice.
You cannot apply to sit the QLTT unless you have obtained the Certificate of Eligibility from the Law Society.
The QLTT covers four subject areas:
- Head 1 – Property
- Head 2 – Litigation
- Head 3 – Professional conduct and accounts
- Head 4 – Principles of common law
The SRA determines which QLTT head(s) or subject area(s) you must successfully complete.
Five providers are authorised by the SRA to administer the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT):
- Altior Consulting & Training Ltd
- BPP Professional Education
- Central Law Training
- The College of Law
- Oxford Institute of Legal Practice
The above organisations offer a variety of distance learning, face-to-face and revision courses to prepare for the QLTT.
The University of Buckingham is not a QLTT provider.