Existing Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) candidates

QLTS replaced by the SQE

The QLTS has been replaced by the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).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

If you have not already started on QLTS, you will need to become a solicitor through the SQE.

QLTS exemptions

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 QLTS one.