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Transitional arrangements

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Regulation 11: Transitional arrangements


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 on a part-time basis the Bar Vocational Course after 1 August 2009 and before the commencement of these regulations, 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.

Guidance note


On 1 November 2015 these regulations were amended to remove the need to hold a certificate of eligibility in order to undertake the QLTS assessments. If you held a valid certificate on 1 November 2015, the provisions of those certificates ceased to have effect and you are now eligible to undertake the assessments and, if successful, apply for admission in accordance with regulation 2.