The market for dual-qualified English solicitors both in the UK and internationally has always been strong. Law firms acknowledge the unique set of skills and expertise that foreign lawyers and dual-qualified English solicitors possess, and actively continue to recruit this type of exceptionally talented individuals with multidimensional approach to law.
The fees associated with taking the QLTS assessments are in many cases paid by law firms, so for many foreign lawyers the task of job search begins well before starting the dual-qualification process via the QLTS route.
Almost on a daily basis, you read in the legal press about UK law firms expanding internationally, opening offices in new countries and merging with overseas firms to further increase their international dominance. In addition, many international law firms continue to open offices in the UK as it offers a bridge from Asia and the US to the European Union market and beyond. The UK legal market has been and will continue to expand both rapidly and globally, and UK law firms will need the experience and language skills that foreign practitioners and dual-qualified lawyers can offer.