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QLTS School is the premier provider of preparation courses and consulting services for the QLTS assessments, which enable internationally qualified lawyers to become solicitors in England and Wales.

QLTS School is the premier provider of preparation courses and consulting services for the QLTS assessments, which enable internationally qualified lawyers to become solicitors in England and Wales.

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  • QLTS Training and it's school seems to be the most important one at the International Level. By self declaring as the Qualitative Lawyer does not work out because now a days Advocates or Lawyers or Attorneys practicing in their courts I doubt whether they know the meaning of the word 'Court'. Under such circumstances declaring themselves as the International Lawyer is meaning less. So by making such types of training as Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme must be recognised and it is the welcome one globally.By enrolling as the QLTS I feel somewhat proud and also the opportunity to earn income through this profession is also highly solicited. Likewise not only the Lawyer community but the Judicial Judges also must be accounted as they also come from the same Advocate community and the entire world including the UN must bear it in mind in future the Judges appointments related to their respective countries or to International court QLTS person appointment will be more solicited who can understand the values of the mankind and their laws.
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  • 1. An Introduction to the QLTS: Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme • Discover The Fast-Track Route to Becoming an English Solicitor • Find Out How to Prepare and Pass The Assessments First Time QLTS School presents:
  • 2. What is the QLTS? • The way for international lawyers to dual-qualify as English Solicitors • No experience or training requirement • Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and administered by Kaplan QLTS. • Replaced the previous QLTT regime in 2010
  • 3. Why Become an English Solicitor?  Work as a solicitor of England and Wales  Unlock new career opportunities in the UK or throughout the world  Enhance your professional profile, reputation and marketability in your home jurisdiction with a prestigious qualification  Offer a wider range of legal services to your clients  Gain a foothold in the EU market  Win more business and increase your revenues
  • 4. The QLTS Assessments • Part 1: Multiple Choice Test (MCT) – written assessment - tests Outcomes A1-A11 with 180 multiple choice questions, divided into three-hour periods of morning and afternoon sessions (90 questions each) • Part 2: Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) – practical assessment (new format from 2014) - tests five skills (with a single pass mark for both sub-parts of the OSCE): • Part I • Interviewing • Advocacy • Part II • Online legal research • Legal drafting • Legal writing • Part II tests the skills in each of the areas of business law, civil and criminal litigation, and property and probate. It is based on the practical assessment used for medical students.
  • 5. Assessment Rules • The MCT must be passed before the OSCE is attempted • The rules allow three attempts at each of the two parts of the assessments during the five-year validity of your Certificate of Eligibility • Exemptions can only be granted by the SRA to EEA and intra-UK lawyers • Lawyers from other jurisdictions cannot obtain exemptions • Candidates are not allowed to use any materials during the assessments (closed-book)
  • 6. Taking the Assessments • All the assessments are offered twice a year in London, UK – the next MCTs will be on 18 February 2015 and 9 July 2015. The OSCE will be offered in June and November 2015 • You must obtain a Certificate of Eligibility to sit the assessments • A list of Qualified Lawyers in Recognised Jurisdictions is published at the SRA website • Lawyers from certain jurisdictions need to satisfy the English language requirement (exemptions available)
  • 7. Why Do You Need a QLTS Course Provider? • Kaplan QLTS cannot provide preparation courses • You have only 3 attempts per assessment during the five-year validity of your Certificate of Eligibility • The MCT has no specific or pre-determined pass mark. The pass mark is determined by a ‘Standard Setting Panel’ convened by the SRA, based on very rigorous and robust criteria. You therefore must excel and score a higher mark in order to pass • The OSCE is a very unique practical assessment. You cannot adequately prepare just by reading a book
  • 8. Pass Rates on the MCT The average pass rate for three consecutive sittings of the MCT was 57% A research study conducted by ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), an independent unbiased firm, confirms that:-  The pass rates of QLTS School candidates is about double the rate—or more— compared to non-QLTS School candidates  Three-quarters of the candidates that pass the MCT prepare with one of QLTS School’s MCT courses  The vast majority of QLTS School’s MCT candidates pass first time
  • 9. Conclusion: Taking our Course will Significantly Improve your Prospects to Succeed Comparison of pass rate for QLTS School candidates and non-QLTS School candidates Breakdown of known candidate outcomes over three consecutive MCT sittings
  • 10. The QLTS School Preparation Course • The most comprehensive, affordable and flexible remote-based preparation course for both parts of the QLTS • Our tutors and administrative staff attended the SRA seminars that were held in London since the introduction of the QLTS in 2010 • The course reflects the SRA's syllabus and skills requirements and combines comprehensive and professionally written textbooks, extensive online resources and tutor support
  • 11. Why Should You Study with QLTS School? • Focused – the QLTS is all we do – this means competitive pricing, dedicated support and extensive training materials • Expertise – we have been offering the QLTS since its introduction – the premier training provider for individual candidates and the world’s leading law firms • Experienced – handpicked expert tutors and support team know the assessments well and how best to prepare and support you • Professional – we heavily invest in our course material and we act fast to adjust ourselves to changes
  • 12. Why Should You Study with QLTS School? • Flexible – using the latest technology, we deliver the course that allows you to study on your terms. Full-time, part-time, anytime! • Up-to-the-minute – receive course and law updates by e-mail • Success – pass rate for QLTS School candidates twice as high as non-QLTS School candidates – Check out our testimonials of candidates who passed all assessments on their first attempt – now working as English solicitors
  • 13. The MCT Course
  • 14. The MCT Course – What is Offered? 11 comprehensive textbooks covering all areas of practice required by the SRA  QLTS Course Handbook  Revision notes summarising the key points and main legal principles  More than 1,000 multiple choice questions  15 mock exams similar to the formal MCT  Free periodic updates for the course materials  MCT Video Library with over 80 online tutorials, 35 + hours of lectures  2 hours of tutor support  Initial guidance and a tailor-made study plan The revision notes, multiple choice questions, video tutorials, mock tests, and course updates are accessible through our MCT Online Training System. You can study whenever and wherever you want - 24/7.
  • 15. Sample Question 1 – Property Law A man owns a large farm with two fields, each has a house on it. The first house (“first house”) is routinely accessed by a main driveway running through the field of the other house (retained by the man) to the highway. The man sells the field with the first house to a poultry farmer. The deed grants an express easement over an alternative access way that the man is constructing, but in wet weather, the alternative access is impassable by the poultry farmer’s wagons, and he begins to use the main driveway, crossing through the field that has been retained by the man to access the first house in the field that he purchased from the man. Which of the following statements best describes the legal position? A. The poultry farmer has the benefit of an easement implied by necessity to use the driveway. B. The poultry farmer has the benefit of an easement implied by common intention to use the driveway. C. The poultry farmer has an easement by implied grant to use the driveway. D. The poultry farmer has an easement conferred by the Law of Property Act 1925 to use the driveway. E. The poultry farmer does not have the benefit of any easement to use the driveway.
  • 16. Sample Question 1 – Solution The best answer is C. The poultry farmer has an easement acquired by implied grant under Wheeldon v Burrows to use the driveway. The poultry farmer does not have an easement of necessity, as he has an alternative access route granted by the express easement. The fact that an alternative access route was designated by the deed precludes the poultry farmer from raising a claim that there was a common intention that he be granted an easement over the drive. However, the requirements of the rule in Wheeldon v Burrows would be satisfied, since the driveway was used for the benefit of the first house before the disposition of the field (as the other access has not been constructed), it was continuous and apparent, in use on the time of the disposition and it is necessary for the reasonable enjoyment of the first house. Lead case: Wheeldon v Burrows [1879] 12 ChD 31
  • 17. Sample Question 2 - Tort A married woman with two children, who has also been financially supporting her mother, dies in a fatal accident which has been caused due to the negligence of another person. The woman’s husband was unemployed for several months at the time of her death. The woman also had a younger sister with physical disability whose house she cleaned every two weeks, and an old uncle for whom she had been cooking dinners once a week. The woman had been providing this support for her sister and uncle for several years until she died. Under these circumstances, which of the following options best describes the full list of people within the woman’s family who are entitled to claim damages against the wrongdoer, under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976? Assume the dependants claim in the name of the executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate. A. The husband, children and the woman’s mother B. The children and the woman’s mother C. The husband, children, woman’s mother and sister D. The children, woman’s mother and sister E. The husband, children, woman’s mother, sister and uncle
  • 18. Sample Question 2 - Solution The best answer is E. The husband, children, woman’s mother, sister and uncle. Under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976, the following are eligible to claim in the name of the executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate (known as ‘dependants’): - a spouse or former spouse of the deceased, or person who was living as the spouse of the deceased, in the same household immediately before the date of the death and had been so living for at least two years; - any parent or other ascendant of the deceased or person treated by the deceased as his parent; - any child or other descendant of the deceased or any person who has been treated as a child of the family in relation to any marriage of the deceased; - any person who is, or is the issue of, a brother, sister, uncle or aunt of the deceased. The fact pattern therefore suggests that the husband, children, woman's mother, sister and uncle are all 'dependants' as per the Fatal Accidents Act 1976. The woman provided financial support to her children, husband (who was unemployed for a long period before her death) and to her mother, as well as physical support to her disabled sister (cleaning) and old uncle (cooking). The heads of damage that can be claimed under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 are dependency for both financial support and services. Hence, E is the best option.
  • 19. The OSCE Course • The practical assessment aims to test higher level of knowledge, understanding and ability to accurately advise clients in all 3 legal practice areas, using a variety of skills. • Based on the assessment system used for medical students – practical, not theoretical • The skills of Interviewing, Advocacy, Legal Writing, Legal Drafting and Online Legal Research are assessed through various simulated legal environments using different techniques, including actors as interview clients and use of professional legal databases • You should understand the relevant legal principles and be able to explain those to the client or argue those in a mock hearing, know which documents to use and also to draft various documents yourself when needed
  • 20. The OSCE Course • The course is designed to bridge the gap between your academic study of the three practice areas, foundation subjects and legal skills which can only be gained through practising experience • The preparation – like the assessment – emphasises practice over theory • Personalised preparation course available with an expert tutor guiding you from day one through a programme customised especially for your particular needs and goals • Our expert tutors are drawn from Qualified Solicitors and Barristers, Senior University Law Lecturers, as well as SRA External Examiners on The Legal Practice Course
  • 21. The OSCE Course – What is Included? QLTS School’s course for the OSCE includes the following: • An initial interview with one of our senior tutors to assess your experience and level of training required and to discuss any initial questions that you may have with regards to the practical assessments and the course • Detailed tailor-made study plan prepared by our senior tutor designed specifically to meet your personal needs and requirements • OSCE Course Guide • OSCE practice area summaries (about 200 pages in total) – covering the essential elements of the law and practice of Property Law & Probate, Civil & Criminal Litigation, and Business Law.
  • 22. The OSCE Course – What is Included? - Continued • Expert guidance and direct contact with your tutor and response to general academic enquiries • Exam-type practice questions with points to note in the three legal practice areas in the context of the five skills • Mock tests with one-to-one tutor support for the five skills (e.g. 1 practice mock assessment in Interviewing, Advocacy/Oral Presentation, Legal Drafting, Legal Writing and Online Legal Research). Each mock test will be personally marked by one of our senior tutors, who will give you substantive feedback based on the SRA marking criteria to help you prepare for the OSCE assessment
  • 23. The OSCE Course – What is Included? - Continued • Free periodic updates for the course materials • QLTS Skills Online (Advantage and Premium courses only), an innovative and interactive online support tool with more than 60 exercises, covering the skills required on the OSCE assessment • Networking opportunities and online interaction with other candidates
  • 24. MCT Course – Which Plan Is For You? MCT Basic MCT Advantage MCT Premium 11 textbooks 1,000+ practice questions 15 mock tests QLTS Handbook Free updates Revision notes Video library 2 hours tutor support Initial guidance and customised study plan Cost £890 £1,190 £1,490 Delivery: Free in UK, £40 to Europe/US, £90 r.o.w
  • 25. OSCE Course – How Much Practice Do You Need? OSCE Basic OSCE Advantage OSCE Premium Initial interview with dedicated senior tutor Detailed customised study plan OSCE Course Guide Self-assessment practice materials Expert guidance and direct contact with tutor OSCE practice area summaries QLTS Skills Online Mock tests with one-to-one tutor feedback 5 mock tests (2 on OSCE Part I and 3 on OSCE Part II) 7 mock tests (2 on OSCE Part I and 5 on OSCE Part II) 10 mock tests (4 on OSCE Part I and 6 on OSCE Part II) Cost £1,390 £1,890 £2,390 Exc. LPC textbooks (approx. £160)
  • 26. Don’t Just Take Our Word For It… • Check out interviews with some of our successful candidates who passed the QLTS assessments on their first attempt • Proven tips, strategies and advice from QLTS veterans!
  • 27. QLTS School’s Preparation Course Tel: + 44 (0) 207 117 6077 Email: or Web: LinkedIn Group (8,000+ members): Thank You!