Licensed Conveyancers deal with
property transactions worth around
£10bn each year and help thousands of people get into their dream home.
A professional Qualification…
Licensed Conveyancers are
professional, specialist lawyers
who are able to become partners in law firms or establish their own
They are qualified in all aspects of property law in England and Wales.
and more of them do probate, which is the process for enacting
after their death. They
Commissioners for Oaths so can do swears on legal documents, certify
sign your passport photos!
…with no student debt!
Studying to become a Licensed
Conveyancer means you can
become a qualified lawyer without needing a degree. You can study while
work, so you won’t have any student debt hanging round your neck.
So what’s the work like?
Each property transaction is
unique and involves working
closely with the buyers and sellers of property and often the banks who
lending money to the buyer. So if you like dealing with people and are
problem-solving, you will thrive!
Licensed Conveyancers work in a
wide range of organisations
from firms specialising in conveyancing for individuals to large
estates and through local authorities to housing associations. Most
careers in established legal practices and many go on to become
partners or to
establish their own practices.
What’s the regulator like?
Like most legal services, Licensed Conveyancers are
regulated. The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) takes a smart
to regulation that aims to support innovation and help the
regulates in the development of successful businesses. This approach is
our DNA because we were established to introduce competition into the
conveyancing market and break the solicitors’ monopoly
How do I become a Licensed Conveyancer?
There’s a distance learning
programme or part-time study at
an approved college of Further or Higher education to choose from. Either way, the course
learning with practical training. Students need to complete a minimum
least one year full time conveyancing experience, submit written
and sit exams in all aspects of property law.
It can take as little as two years to complete the
qualification but most students will spread the course over three to
years, combining study with work.
What qualifications do I need to get onto the
You will need at least four
GCSE passes at grades A-C (or
equivalent) with one of them being
English Language. You
can also apply if
you are over 18 and working in the office of a Licensed Conveyancer or
and there are mature student options for the over 25s.
If you already have other legal
qualifications (from a law
degree onwards) you may be exempt from part or all of the academic
for the Licensed Conveyancer qualification.
To find out more, speak to the Qualifications Team about
requirements for registration at the CLC on 01245 349 599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.