Qualifying into Scotland

Transfer tests are in place for solicitors from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and other parts of the European Union who wish to requalify as Scottish solicitors.

The intra-UK transfer test is applicable to solicitors qualified in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The aptitude test for EU-qualified lawyers applies to all other European Union qualified lawyers.

Those wishing to apply for an exemption in a subject should complete the Exemption Checklist and send the appropriate documentation and fee. If you have any questions, please email legaleduc@lawscot.org.uk

Lawyers from non-EU jurisdictions wishing to requalify in Scotland should email the Education, Training and Qualifications Department for guidance about requirements and should provide information on when they qualified and in which country/region they are admitted.