Exemptions for Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland Lawyers

The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) will be introduced on 1 September 2021, subject to approval from the Legal Services Board. This will replace the QLTS scheme from this date. Find out what our transitional arrangements are and the timescales for qualifying as a solicitor under QLTS.

Solicitors admitted by the Law Society of Northern Ireland with a qualifying law degree (QLD)

If you have passed a QLD and been admitted as a solicitor by the Law Society of Northern Ireland, you do not need to pass any QLTS assessments.

For information on the documentation that you will need to provide with your application.

You will need to create a mySRA account if you don’t already have one.

Apply for admission to the Roll

Log in to mySRA to apply, go to start a new application

If you have been admitted as a solicitor by the Law Society of Ireland and you are an EU and EEA National, you do not need to pass any QLTS assessments.

For information on the documentation that you will need to provide with your application.

You will need to create a mySRA account if you don’t already have one.

Apply for admission to the Roll

Log in to mySRA to apply, go to start a new application

Solicitors admitted by the Law Society of Northern Ireland without a QLD

You may be able to apply through equivalent means – please contact us.

Solicitors admitted by the Law Society of Northern Ireland who are not EU or EEA nationals

You may be able to apply through equivalent means – please contact us.

Barristers of Ireland and Northern Ireland who are EU or EEA nationals

You will need to create a mySRA account to apply if you don’t already have one.

The fee is £400.

Apply for QLTS exemptions - Exemptions from the Multiple Choice Test (MCT) and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

Log in to mySRA to apply, go to start a new application