Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme

The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) has been replaced by the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). This information is only for qualified lawyers who have already started qualifying through the QLTS.  

Find out more about becoming a solicitor through the SQE.

Existing QLTS candidates

Find out more about transitional arrangements for QLTS candidates already on their way to becoming a solicitor.

Passed both assessments

You now need to completed the pre-screening process before you can apply admission. Find out how to apply.

Once you have your screening results, you can apply to become a solicitor. You will be asked to upload a copy of a certificate of good standing from all jurisdictions where you have been admitted. The certificates must be less than three months old (we recommend that the date of issue is no longer than two months on the date you make your application) and confirm:

  • your date of admission
  • that you are in good standing
  • that you have not been subject to any disciplinary proceedings
  • that there are not any pending disciplinary proceedings against you
  • that you are currently entitled to practise.

We may verify this with your home bar(s).

If we have not received the results of your QLTS assessments, we will ask you to upload the results.

For more on applying to become a solicitor, take a look at Admission forms and fees

Qualified Lawyers Transfer Regulations (QLTR) 2009

Under the Authorisation of Individuals Regulations, there is no provision for a person to apply under the QLTR 2009. We will, therefore, apply a waiver so that someone who has completed the requirements under the QLTR, can apply for admission.

You can apply for admission in mySRA once you have completed the pre-screening process.

To find out how to apply for admission, see Admission forms and fees.

You need to have met the requirements of your Certificate of Eligibility before applying for admission. You will be asked to upload the following documents:

  • certified copies of your QLTT certificates showing that you have passed the required heads.
  •  a copy of a certificate of good standing from all jurisdictions where you have been admitted. The certificates must be less than three months old (we recommend that the date of issue is no longer than two months on the date you make your application) and confirm:
    • your date of admission
    • that you are in good standing
    • that you have not been subject to any disciplinary proceedings
    • that there are not any pending disciplinary proceedings against you
    • that you are currently entitled to practise.

We may verify this with your home bar(s).

If you were required to do work experience, we need a completed Experience Evidence Form (PDF, 7 pages, 194KB) with a covering letter. This must be an original from your supervisor, on your employer's letterheaded paper and needs to confirm the information in the form.

This document may be helpful when completing the experience evidence form: QLTT experience requirements (PDF 6 pages, 78KB).