I’ve been going through the process of the QLTT and QLTR for foreign lawyers to qualify as a Solicitor here in England. It involves two years experience in your home jurisdiction and in England in three different areas of law being both contentious and non-contentious. Having worked in both public sector (central and local authorities) and the private sector (in house and private practice) I have now satisfied the experience requirements. To see more details on the requirements from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) click here.
In addition to the work experience, I also needed to pass a test (Head III) on Professional Conduct and Accounts. Today I received my test results and certificate for the test I sat in March. What a relief it was to see that I passed, and better yet with an A! This now means that I have completed all the requirements for the conversion and will now be busy filling in a couple more application forms to send off. It is estimated this will take approximately two months to process so I am probably looking at mid August to attend the admission ceremony. For further details on the admission ceremony click here.