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What is MCT

QLTS MCT is the first stage of the Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme or QLTS which is a multiple choice exam consisting of 180 questions with 5 possible answers.

The MCT is currently conducted in multiple locations via Pearson VUE test centres. Its last sitting is scheduled for July 2021 – after which the MCT will be discontinued.

The MCT tests aspiring solicitors on substantive law of England and Wales, such as law of contract; tort law; property (land) law; trust law; tort; criminal law; EU law; constitutional law and judicial review, etc., as well as professional conduct, including the SRA Accounts Rules.

If you are a qualified lawyer in one of the Recognised jurisdictions and wish to qualify via the QLTS, your last chance to pass the QLTS MCT will be 7 July 2021 (the last sitting).

Due to the introduction of the SQE, there will be no further sittings for QLTS MCT.

At the same time, the OSCE stage of the QLTS will be conducted until 31 August 2022.

For more details, please watch the video below. The video explains the transitional arrangements available at early stages of the SQE introduction.

It is relevant for those foreign qualified lawyers who wish to qualify as solicitors via the QLTS, and have either passed the QLTS MCT or not.