The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) is a conversion Test, which allows lawyers qualified in certain countries outside England and Wales to qualify as English solicitors. The Test is one of aptitude rather than memory and examinees are allowed to take into the examination any book, document or other written material.  


The Test was first introduced following the adoption of EC Directive No. 89/48/EEC by the Council of European Communities and the introduction of The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Regulations 1990 by the Council of the Law Society of England and Wales.


The QLTT consists of three written Heads and one oral Head:

  Head 1: Property  
  Head 2: Litigation  
  Head 3: Professional Conduct and Accounts  
  Head 4: Principles of Common Law (the oral Head)  

The Law Society sets the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test specification. The assessment is administered by The Law Society's Test Providers.


The maximum score required to pass a written Head/s is 50 (out of a possible 100). In addition, candidates must pass both part of the Professional Conduct and Accounts paper.


Prior to making an application to sit the Test, you must obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from the Law Society. This will specify exactly which Heads of the Test you have to take and may notify you with additional requirements for further period of training. To find out more about the Certificate of Eligibility please click here


Not all candidates are required to take all four Heads of the Test. The Law Society will determine which subjects you are required to pass upon your primary professional and academic qualifications.


To find out which Heads of the QLTT you are required to pass, please answer the question below:


In which of the following courts have you primarily been qualified
as a lawyer?

The details above are based on the Schedule of the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Regulations and are subject to changes according to the Law Society discretion.
  Admission as an English solicitor  

Usually, the results of the exams are made available within six to eight weeks after the examination. Once you have passed the exam and fulfilled any other outstanding conditions of the Certificate of Eligibility, you may apply for admission to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales and get your practicing certificate.

  Special Needs  

Candidates who suffer from a disability or have special needs which may require specific examination arrangements, should supply full details of their disability with supporting documentation, at the time of applying to sit for the test or as soon as reasonably possible thereafter.

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