Advocates from Ukraine are now eligible to apply to qualify as a solicitor of England and Wales through the ‘fast track’ Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS).
The QLTS does not require a degree in common law or even an LLM from a UK university. Qualifying via this route does not require a training contract or experience with a UK law firm. The Scheme is managed by our regulatory arm, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), and by Kaplan QLTS. There is no mandatory preparation for the tests but there are a growing number of providers offering by in class and distance preparatory courses.
For more information on the QLTS and to start your application see http://www.sra.org.uk/qlts/