Once you have passed the QLTS assessments, you may proceed to the next step and apply to the SRA for admission as an English solicitor. To be eligible to apply for admission, you must
- Be a Qualified Lawyer in a Recognised Jurisdiction
- Have followed the full route to qualification in the Recognised Jurisdiction
- Be entitled to practise as a Qualified Lawyer in your Recognised Jurisdiction
- Be of the character and suitability to be admitted as a solicitor
You do not need to acquire any legal experience or undergo any training before taking the QLTS assessments or prior to applying for admission to the SRA. You are not required to take any English language test either, but you should ensure your standard of written, reading, spoken, and listening English is at the appropriate level.
Although you are not required to follow any formal steps in order to become eligible to complete the assessments, we strongly recommend that you ensure you are, potentially, eligible to become a solicitor via the QLTS route, before you start the process.
If your country of qualification and professional title appear on the list below, you are considered as a Qualified Lawyer in a Recognised Jurisdiction for the purpose of the QLTS.
If your jurisdiction does not appear on this list, you are not currently eligible to apply. You must contact your home bar association or law society to ask them to apply to the SRA for recognition.