Version 8 of the Handbook was published on 1 October 2013. For more information, please click "History" above.
The QLTSR 2010 came into force on 1 September 2010. On this date the QLTR 2009 ceased to have effect for new applications. The QLTR will continue in force for:
candidates holding valid QLTR certificates of eligibility; or
candidates who have submitted an application for a QLTR certificate of eligibility prior to 1 September 2010; and
those candidates that fall within regulation 11.3 below.
On 1 September 2010, we ceased to issue QLTR certificates of eligibility and instead began issuing QLTS certificates of eligibility.
The QLTT will continue to be available until the expiry of all QLTR certificates of eligibility.
If you have commenced the Bar Vocational Course after 1 August 2009 and before the commencement of these regulations on a part-time basis, your application for a certificate of eligibility shall be treated as if it were made under the QLTR provided that you have successfully completed the Bar Vocational Course:
prior to 31 August 2011; or
if we, in the exercise of our discretion, determine that your circumstances are exceptional, such later date as we determine shall apply.