Become an Attorney in UK


razdte

Does anyone know what I should do to become a lawyer in England?
Where could I search for requirements regarding foreing law degree (civil law), bar exam, toefl scores, references, etc in England?
Is it more difficult to be admitted for a top LLM Program in London or NYC?
Thank you all!

Does anyone know what I should do to become a lawyer in England?
Where could I search for requirements regarding foreing law degree (civil law), bar exam, toefl scores, references, etc in England?
Is it more difficult to be admitted for a top LLM Program in London or NYC?
Thank you all!
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Jazzman

To become a lawyer in the UK you will need a UK qualifying law degree (LLB) or to have taken the Common Professional Exam in the seven foundation subjects. This would be followed by a further year on either the LPC (for Solicitors) or the BVC for Barristers. An LLM will not give you full exemption from the necessary foundation subjects in English Law.

Does anyone know what I should do to become a lawyer in England?
Where could I search for requirements regarding foreing law degree (civil law), bar exam, toefl scores, references, etc in England?
Is it more difficult to be admitted for a top LLM Program in London or NYC?
Thank you all!

To become a lawyer in the UK you will need a UK qualifying law degree (LLB) or to have taken the Common Professional Exam in the seven foundation subjects. This would be followed by a further year on either the LPC (for Solicitors) or the BVC for Barristers. An LLM will not give you full exemption from the necessary foundation subjects in English Law.

<blockquote>Does anyone know what I should do to become a lawyer in England?
Where could I search for requirements regarding foreing law degree (civil law), bar exam, toefl scores, references, etc in England?
Is it more difficult to be admitted for a top LLM Program in London or NYC?
Thank you all!
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razdte

Thank you very much, Jazzman.
If you dont mind, I would like to know what the differences are between to be a Solicitor or a Barrister. Do they have an association where I can search for further information?
Thank you again!

Thank you very much, Jazzman.
If you don’t mind, I would like to know what the differences are between to be a Solicitor or a Barrister. Do they have an association where I can search for further information?
Thank you again!
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Jazzman

No problem. For information on becoming a solicitor visit: http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/ or for info about becoming a barrister visit the Bar Council website on: http://www.barcouncil.org.uk/

A Barrister is traditionally seen as an advocate in the UK and had the "rights of audience" to appear before courts and tribunals. However, since the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990, Solicitors may also apply to become Solicitor Advocates and gain rights of audience. The distinction is less important than perhaps it once was. Certainly, more overseas students appear to favour doing the BVC to qualify as Barristers. Hope this helps - just let me know if you need any further advice.

Thank you very much, Jazzman.
If you dont mind, I would like to know what the differences are between to be a Solicitor or a Barrister. Do they have an association where I can search for further information?
Thank you again!

No problem. For information on becoming a solicitor visit: http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/ or for info about becoming a barrister visit the Bar Council website on: http://www.barcouncil.org.uk/

A Barrister is traditionally seen as an advocate in the UK and had the "rights of audience" to appear before courts and tribunals. However, since the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990, Solicitors may also apply to become Solicitor Advocates and gain rights of audience. The distinction is less important than perhaps it once was. Certainly, more overseas students appear to favour doing the BVC to qualify as Barristers. Hope this helps - just let me know if you need any further advice.

<blockquote>Thank you very much, Jazzman.
If you don’t mind, I would like to know what the differences are between to be a Solicitor or a Barrister. Do they have an association where I can search for further information?
Thank you again!</blockquote>
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5legal

Does anyone know what I should do to become a lawyer in England?
Where could I search for requirements regarding foreing law degree (civil law), bar exam, toefl scores, references, etc in England?
Is it more difficult to be admitted for a top LLM Program in London or NYC?
Thank you all!

Hi, if you are a qulfied foregin lawyer, you may do the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test and be admitted to the roll of solicitors. Head to Law Society website and type in QLTT.

<blockquote>Does anyone know what I should do to become a lawyer in England?
Where could I search for requirements regarding foreing law degree (civil law), bar exam, toefl scores, references, etc in England?
Is it more difficult to be admitted for a top LLM Program in London or NYC?
Thank you all!

Hi, if you are a qulfied foregin lawyer, you may do the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test and be admitted to the roll of solicitors. Head to Law Society website and type in QLTT.
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