Entries by Emily Mermell

The QLTS Chronicle of a Practising U.S. Attorney in London

By Chris Jorgenson Lead Manager, BARBRI International Bar Review Chris Jorgenson, legal manager for BARBRI International Bar Review and a practising U.S. attorney living in London, shares his experience with navigating the MCT. I have been practising law as a licensed attorney in the United States since 2004, but now live and work in London. […]

How to Stay Sane through the MCT and Beyond

Guest blogger Zsuzsa Sarlós, a civil litigation lawyer in the U.K., shares her experience of studying for and conquering the MCT exam — all while working and raising twins. In 2013, I followed my husband to Oxford when he received a job offer he couldn’t refuse. At the time, I was a qualified lawyer and […]

Thinking of taking an exam to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales? This is why you should start now.

By Victoria Cromwell Head of QLTS Prep The introduction of the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), possibly as soon as September 2020, will mark the end of the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS), the current route to admittance as a solicitor in England and Wales for foreign qualified lawyers. What is the SQE? The SQE […]

5 Reasons to Take the QLTS

By Steve Levin, BARBRI Director of Essay Testing As a practising attorney, you know the job can be both intellectually challenging and extremely fulfilling. You are continually called upon to apply your knowledge of the law and use your interpersonal skills to meet the needs of your clients. Businesses rely on you for matters ranging […]

Why Sit For Another Bar Exam?

By Steve Levin, BARBRI Director of Essay Testing Let’s be clear up front, taking the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) exam isn’t a requirement to work in the field of international law. But it’s an option (and a good one) if you’re a practising U.S. attorney who has your sights set on a career in […]

So You Want To Become An International Lawyer

By Sarah Hutchinson, Managing Director, BARBRI International Smart thinking. You’re already working in a highly competitive environment as a lawyer. If you want to carve out a wider niche for yourself, you need to move beyond the norm. You’ve obviously done your research, so you know that lawyers who understand the workings and complexities of […]