The Solicitors Regulation Authority has added Azerbaijan to its list of recognised jurisdictions. Lawyers qualified in Azerbaijan will now be eligible for the Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme (QLTS) to become a solicitor in England and Wales.
The QTLS assessments provide 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. There is no experience, additional academic study or training contract required.
The QLTS does not distinguish between lawyers who have their first qualification from a common law, or a civil law jurisdiction and most foreign lawyers are eligible for direct access to the QLTS assessments. Find a list of all recognised jurisdictions here.
The QTLS assessments are challenging and are designed to ensure that requalifying lawyers meet the same standard of knowledge and skill required of a locally-qualified solicitor of England and Wales.
Wherever you plan to practise, within industry or a law firm, and no matter which jurisdiction you plan to base yourself in, the title of ‘solicitor’ is a mark of global excellence recognised by clients and employers across the world.