Exemptions for UK lawyers and barristers of England and Wales

During the coronavirus outbreak, we encourage you to send your QLTS application to us by email rather than in the post. This will allow us to consider your application during this time.

If you have supporting documentation to send us that is too big for email, we can provide you with a secure link for this to be uploaded.

Please email your form and any relevant documentation, or a request for a secure link, to QLTS@sra.org.uk.

To pay, please complete the relevant sections of the methods of payment form and send it with your completed application once you have instructed your bank to send payment direct.

If you have any questions, please contact us by emailing QLTS@sra.org.uk.

If you are a citizen of the EU/ EEA and qualified in Scotland, or you are a fully qualified barrister of England and Wales, you may be eligible for pre-agreed exemptions.

The assessments test knowledge of the Day One Outcomes. to meet the outcomes, you must demonstrate that you have relevant knowledge in the Law and practice of England and Wales. The following pre-agreed exemptions apply.

Outcome Solicitor of Scotland Barrister of E+W (with pupillage)
A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7
A8
A9
A10
A11
C1
C2
C3
C4

We carried out a benchmarking exercise that compared several routes to qualification with that of a solicitor of England and Wales.

More on how to apply for additional exemptions

Is there a fee?

There is no fee for this application.

Do I need to complete any forms?

You must download and complete this application form.

How do I apply for these exemptions?

  1. Email our QLTS Team explaining what exemption you would like to apply for
  2. Attach your completed application form
  3. Attach a copy of your certificate of good standing from your home Bar Association (if voluntarily suspended, submit a letter from your home Bar and one from your employer)
  4. Send