Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS)


 Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS)

 Become a Solicitor of England and Wales



 The School of Law is NOW OFFERING a unique opportunity for Pakistani Lawyers to be admitted as Solicitors in England and Wales.

We are offering study support and exam preparation for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) which provides qualified lawyers, who are not admitted as solicitors in England and Wales, with an alternative route to qualification as a solicitor of England and Wales than the domestic route


The QLTS Assessments are in three parts:


Part 1 Multiple Choice Test (MCT)


Part 2 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

Part 3 Technical Legal Skills Test (TLST)


Part 1 is a multiple choice test that will test Day One Outcome A. Part 1 must be passed before Parts 2 and 3 are attempted. The MCT covers 180 questions across outcomes A1 to A11, over 6 hours.


Part 2 is an objective structured clinical examination that will test interviewing and advocacy skills in the context of the following areas of practice: business, civil and criminal litigation, and property and probate. The OSCE takes place over 3 consecutive days.


Part 3 is a technical legal skills test that will test the skills of legal research, drafting and writing, in the context of the following areas of practice: business, civil and criminal litigation, and property and probate. Parts 2 and 3 can be taken in any order. The TLST also takes place over 3 consecutive days.





The QLTS Assessments are designed to test applicants on Day One Outcomes A, C, D and F. Day One Outcomes. B and E are not assessed as they are assumed of all qualified lawyers.


 You can download the Day One Outcomes from the SRA’s website: www.sra.org.uk.

 The assessable Day One Outcomes (summarized below) are a combination of:

  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Attitudes

Day One Outcomes QLTS Assessment:



A1 Knowledge of the jurisdiction, authority and procedures of the legal institutions and professions that initiate, develop, interpret and apply the law of England and Wales and the European Union

A2 Knowledge of applicable constitutional law and judicial review processes

A3 Knowledge of the rules of professional conduct, including the SRA Accounts Rules

A4 Knowledge of the regulatory and fiscal frameworks within which business, legal and financial services transactions are conducted

A5 Understanding of contract law

A6 Understanding of torts

A7 Understanding of criminal law

A8 Understanding of property law

A9 Understanding of Equitable rights and obligations

A10 Understanding of Human Rights

A11 Understanding of the laws applicable to business structures and the concept of legal personality





C1 Ability to establish business structures and transfer businesses

C2 Ability to seek resolution of civil and criminal matters

C3 Ability to establish and transfer proprietary rights and interests

C4 Ability to obtain a grant of probate and administer an estate

C5 Ability to draft legal documentation to facilitate the above transactions and matters

C6 Ability to plan and progress transactions and matters expeditiously and with propriety

D1 Knowledge of the legal services market

D2 Knowledge of commercial factors affecting legal practice

D3 Ability to undertake factual and legal research using paper and electronic media

D4 Knowledge to use technology to store, retrieve and analyze information

D5 Knowledge to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with clients, colleagues and other professionals

D6 Ability to advocate a case on behalf of a client

D7 Ability to exercise solicitors’ rights of audience

D8 Ability to recognize clients’ financial, commercial and personal priorities and constraints

D9 Ability to exercise effective client relationship management skills

D10 Ability to act appropriately if a client is dissatisfied with advice or services provided

F1 Knowledge of the values and principles upon which the rules of professional conduct  have been developed

F2 Ability to behave professionally and with integrity

F3 Ability to identify issues of culture, disability and diversity

F4 Ability to respond appropriately and effectively to the above issues in dealings with clients, colleagues and others from a range of social, economic and ethnic backgrounds



The QLTS is available to lawyers qualified in a recognized international jurisdiction and Pakistan is one of the recognized jurisdictions.


Before you can sit the QLTS Assessments you must have applied for, and been issued with, a Certificate of Eligibility from the SRA.


To establish whether you are eligible to apply to sit the QLTS Assessments, other requirements and any exemptions which may apply, please visit the SRA’s website.

QLTS Assessment Provider:

The SRA has appointed Kaplan QLTS as the sole QLTS assessment provider. Please visit Kaplan’s website for detailed information about the QLTS Assessments: www.kaplanqlts.com and their requirements.

Register for the QLTS Assessments with Kaplan QLTS


Please visit Kaplan’s website for more information about how to register for the QLTS Assessments. 




Fees apply for sitting the QLTS Assessments – please contact Kaplan QLTS for details. 




Apply to SRA for a Certificate of Eligibility


The application forms are available from SRA’s website.



There is a fee payable to the SRA with your application for a Certificate of Eligibility. Please contact the SRA for current rates. 



The SRA will inform you if you have been granted exemptions from any part(s) of the QLTS Assessment(s). 

How long do I have to sit the QLTS Assessments?


A candidate’s Certificate of Eligibility is valid for five years and the rules allow three attempts at each of the three QLTS Assessments during this time. If a candidate fails any part of the QLTS Assessments three times, they will need to wait until the expiry of their existing Certificate of Eligibility before applying for a new one.



Apply to be admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales


Once you have passed all three QLTS Assessments (subject to any exemptions which may apply to you) you may apply to the SRA to be admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales.


For further information please contact: info@sol.org.pk





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