Help me please! I want to be a Solicitor!


aslihano
Hi,

Im an attorney admitted to Istanbul Bar Association. I have completed my 5-years law degree(LLB) in Turkey. I took the IELTS exam last month just to try myself out and have 6.0. Ill take the test again in this month,hopefully Ill get a 7.0. My aim is to be a Solicitor in the UK. So my question is, may I apply to GDL directly? Or should I complete LLM before GDL?

Thanks in advance,
Hi,

I’m an attorney admitted to Istanbul Bar Association. I have completed my 5-years law degree(LLB) in Turkey. I took the IELTS exam last month just to try myself out and have 6.0. I’ll take the test again in this month,hopefully I’ll get a 7.0. My aim is to be a Solicitor in the UK. So my question is, may I apply to GDL directly? Or should I complete LLM before GDL?

Thanks in advance,
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flori
Hello aslihano,
given that you are already a fully qualified lawyer in Turkey, I am not sure whether the GDL-track is the right choice for you, as it is designed for non-law graduates. In addition, you will have to complete another course (LPC), before you will be able to practice as a solicitor.

In my eyes the QLTS would probably be the better choice. I just checked http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/qlts.page , as an "Avukat" you are eligble for the QLTS.


Bye
flori
Hello aslihano,
given that you are already a fully qualified lawyer in Turkey, I am not sure whether the GDL-track is the right choice for you, as it is designed for non-law graduates. In addition, you will have to complete another course (LPC), before you will be able to practice as a solicitor.

In my eyes the QLTS would probably be the better choice. I just checked http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/qlts.page , as an "Avukat" you are eligble for the QLTS.


Bye
flori
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law01
Hi, in your pm you told me that you hold a non-law degree :s however here i see that you have a law degree :s if you are a completely qualified lawyer in your country then what Flori said is corect. The only issue is your IELTS score, which i suppose you will need at least 7 even though it could be 7.5 im not sure
Hi, in your pm you told me that you hold a non-law degree :s however here i see that you have a law degree :s if you are a completely qualified lawyer in your country then what Flori said is corect. The only issue is your IELTS score, which i suppose you will need at least 7 even though it could be 7.5 im not sure
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aslihano
Hello aslihano,
given that you are already a fully qualified lawyer in Turkey, I am not sure whether the GDL-track is the right choice for you, as it is designed for non-law graduates. In addition, you will have to complete another course (LPC), before you will be able to practice as a solicitor.

In my eyes the QLTS would probably be the better choice. I just checked http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/qlts.page , as an "Avukat" you are eligble for the QLTS.


Bye
flori


Hi Flori
Thank you for your response. As you said i'm a fully qualified lawyer in Turkey. But I'm not used to common law system. As you know civil law system enforced in Turkey. In this situation i need to learn the common law system from the beginning. Is it possible that I can learn the common law system while preparing for QLTS exam?

Thank you
<blockquote>Hello aslihano,
given that you are already a fully qualified lawyer in Turkey, I am not sure whether the GDL-track is the right choice for you, as it is designed for non-law graduates. In addition, you will have to complete another course (LPC), before you will be able to practice as a solicitor.

In my eyes the QLTS would probably be the better choice. I just checked http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/qlts.page , as an "Avukat" you are eligble for the QLTS.


Bye
flori</blockquote>

Hi Flori
Thank you for your response. As you said i'm a fully qualified lawyer in Turkey. But I'm not used to common law system. As you know civil law system enforced in Turkey. In this situation i need to learn the common law system from the beginning. Is it possible that I can learn the common law system while preparing for QLTS exam?

Thank you
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