Need to revise your knowledge of the jurisdiction, authority and procedures of the legal institutions and professions. Learn how revise how law is initiated, developed and interpreted. Private classes via Skype are now available to help you understand and pass your MCT – QLTS test.
The following topics will be covered:-
The Legal System of England and Wales
Institutions of the European Union
Sources of European Law
The relationship between EU law and national law and remedies at European and national level for breaches of EU law
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has confirmed that there will be changes to the way foreign lawyers qualify through the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) in the event of a no -deal Brexit.
Under current legislation, EU lawyers are able to apply for exemptions on a topic by topic basis from the QLTS- the examinations all foreign qualified lawyers must pass in order to qualify in England and Wales. Generally speaking, such exemptions are currently not offered to lawyers who are from outside the EU.
These current arrangements will need to be changed in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
No – deal Brexit means that in accordance with the WTO Rules, EU lawyers will not be offered preferential treatment.
In future, all foreign lawyers will be able to apply for exemptions, but these would only be granted, if all parts of the QLTS compulsory subjects have been studied during previous studies.
Note however, that the question of whether exemptions will be granted will continue to be considered on a case by case basis and will ultimately depend on the applicant lawyer’s qualifications and experience.
Importantly, any EU based lawyers wishing to apply for exemptions under the current exemptions regimes must do so before any no -deal Brexit date becomes effective.
Need assistance with your application for exemptions. We are able to assist you. Fill in the contact form below to be contacted by our consultants.
The team is headed by Sofia Parastatidou. Sofia has been a lawyer since 1991. She is a native speaker of English and collaborates with international companies both in Italy and overseas in the areas of international law, commercial law and taxation. She is a graduate in Economics and Law.
Qualified as a UK lawyer and former member of the New York State Bar Association, Sofia trains lawyers, accountants and notaries both in Australia and overseas. She teaches law students at various universities, master courses and post -graduate courses. She also runs training courses for Corporate Counsels, translators and other professionals.
Sofia teaches Legal English, Finance English and Business English as well as Contract Law, Commercial Law, Company Law, Trusts, Banking Law, Intellectual Property, International Trade Law, Customs Law, Freight Forwarding, Aviation & Maritime Law, Franchising, Accounting and Taxation.
She has also held courses in UK/US Practice and Procedure Courses for judges in Bologna, Italy.
A registered TOLES trainer and examiner, Sofia is passionate about not only training up-and-coming lawyers in law subjects or language but also in soft-skill acquisition. To this end, she also holds training courses in effective writing, presentation and public speaking skills, debating, negotiation and mediation skills.
She provides consultancy to Italian professionals who wish to train and re-qualify in common law jurisdictions through the up-coming SQE (currently QLTS) or for accountants to become Chartered Accountants in UK.