Please note, as of 1 November 2019 the Intra-UK Transfer Test is no longer a route to requalification as a Scottish solicitor for new applicants.
If you are looking to requalify into Scots law, you must do so via the Qualified Lawyers Assessment.
If you're a qualified solicitor in England, Wales or Northern Ireland you are eligible to apply for this route to requalify as a solicitor in Scotland.
Certificate of eligibility
Before applying to enrol on to the Intra-UK Transfer test, qualified lawyers within the United Kingdom must first be granted a certificate of eligibility. Various supporting documentation and fees are required, details of which can all be found in the application form.
Once your certificate of eligibility has been granted, you are then eligible to enrol for the Intra-UK Transfer test. This is an 'open book' test and candidates are permitted to take into the examination hall any books or materials, including a candidate's own notes.
There are three papers and these consist of:
- Paper 1 - conveyancing, trusts and succession
- Paper 2 - Scots criminal law, civil and criminal evidence, procedure
- Paper 3 - European Union law and Institutions
Past exam question papers for the Intra-UK Transfer test can be downloaded below. These papers are provided as a guide to indicate the likely questions which may be asked and to assist the candidate when studying. Answers are not provided.
Certificate of eligibility
£400 for the application (non refundable fee)
£25 for Disclosure Scotland Application
£80 per examination
Exemption application fees
£30 non-refundable fee
All applications for a certificate of eligibility must be submitted to the Society along with all required documentation 3 months prior to an exam diet.
For candidates who have already been granted a certificate of eligibility and are looking to enrol in exams, they must submit an enrolment form to the Society one month prior to an exam diet.
Prior to 2012, the European Union law exam question paper was set in two parts with candidates being required to answer two questions from section A and two questions from section B.
A mock paper was set in two sections with candidates being required to answer a total of four questions (as before).
Since May 2012, one question from each section is compulsory and candidates are required to answer two further questions from anywhere in the paper.
|May 2015||Paper I||Paper II||Paper III|
|Nov 2015||Paper I||Paper II||Paper III|
|May 2016||Paper I||Paper II||Paper III|
|Nov 2016||Paper I||Paper II||Paper III|
|May 2017||Paper I||Paper II||Paper III|
|Nov 2017||Paper I||Paper II||Paper III|
|May 2018||Paper I||Paper II||Paper III|
|Nov 2018||Paper I||Paper II||Paper III|
|May 2019||Paper I||Paper II||Paper III|