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Kazakhstan becomes a recognised QLTS jurisdiction
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has added Kazakhstan to its list of recognised jurisdictions.
Kazakh-qualified lawyers will now be eligible for the Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme (QLTS) to become a solicitor in England and Wales.
The QTLS provides 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.
Most foreign lawyers are eligible for direct access to the QLTS.
The QTLS assessments are challenging and designed to ensure that requalifying lawyers meet the same standard of knowledge and skill required of a locally-qualified solicitor of England and Wales.
Gaukhar Kudaibergenova of SIGNUM Law Firm said:
“Given that English Law is the number one option for the world’s major international transactions, the QLTS route definitely serves as a unique opportunity for Kazakhstan legal practitioners to break down barriers and be recognised in the international arena.”