Existing Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme candidates

Covid-19 impact on QLTS assessments

The up to date and authoritative position is available on Kaplan's website.

QLTS replaced by the SQE

The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) has been replaced by the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).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

Find out more about becoming a solicitor through the SQE.


You can no longer apply for exemptions from the QLTS assessments.

If you have already been granted QLTS exemptions, they do not transfer over to the SQE. You must apply for a new exemption even if you have an existing one for either stage of the QLTS assessments.