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Blunder excludes Indian lawyers from QLTS

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  • Almost all of the Caribbean jurisdictions have also been excluded. I find it amazing that major common law jurisdictions have been left off of the list.

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  • Well done, SRA. Not content to turn the test into a complete shamozzle, you've also excluded some of the major jurisdictions.

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  • As a foreign qualified lawyer I had to deal with the SRA three years ago when requalifying here. Despite having just obtained a Masters Degree in English civil procedure, they would not grant me a dispensation from taking the civil procedure QLTT exam! After dealing with 5-6 individuals at the SRA, my conclusion was that the dregs of the legal world must somehow fall through the cracks in order to find themselves employed there. What a bunch of pencil-pushing, red-tape infatuated idiots, and what fittingly stupid regulations they had put in place. Reading this story today has me banging my head on the desk all over again. What megalomaniac IDIOT decided that the measure of whether a jurisdiction can be a Recognised Jurisdiction should be whether the foreign bar association replies to the SRA's survey request? How unbelievably crass to penalise individuals for something completely out of their control. No wonder the SRA receives no respect in the legal community.

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  • Why does this not surprise me? If the SRA can foul something up, then sure enough ites does.

    I cannot tell you the number of times the SRA has made a mess of something my firm or a solicitor from the firm has been involved in.

    It's a complete disgrace that our profession's regulator should be so incompetent when it is there to ensure the highest standards from the legal profession.

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  • I question whether the SRA actually sent the survey to all the jurisdictions in April as indicated. When I contacted my local Bar Association here in my locale, they indicated that they only received the survey last week!

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  • It appears that the QLTS is going to be an exam for the riches only. The assessment provider, Kaplan, has just notified that the assessment fees for the three parts of the QLTS are over GBP 3,200!

    Forget about the SRA jurisdiction list - even if you are there - how can a young lawyer afford such expense?!

    These are artificial barriers put on lawyers from poor countries who will not be able in a life time to take these exams.

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  • Again, is it not so blatant what the SRA is up to. I am ashamed to be associated with such a racist organisation.

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  • An addittional chance to pass the QLTS exam has been granted by SRA now. Kaplan look like in a right mess now to figure out the right way to conduct the exams. Additional chances rae offered in order to encourage people to apply for exam. No one is offering the preparation and study material because it look like some thing is wrong.
    I presume Kaplan has got trapped by SRA by taking this sole responsibilty as test provider. For Kaplan it was shown a wonderfull oppurtunity to get bussiness and now kaplan has invested money in it no response good response.
    The amount of money required to do this test is rediculous and no job gurantee even after it. Foreign lawyers can still do paralegal work without passing exams so look like some one is scartching there head.

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