FAQs for CLC Lawyers looking to reinstate a lapsed licence

Q. My licence lapsed in the last two years (due to parental leave, career break, working in another sector), can I automatically reinstate my licence?

A. Yes, you can reinstate your licence with immediate effect. You only need to contact the licensing team licensing@clc-uk.org to make the request and ensure we hold accurate up to date personal information about you.

 

Q. My licence lapsed more than two years but less than six years ago, can I reinstate my licence?

A. Yes, but first you are required to pass one of the following units on the SQA qualifications framework:

To reinstate a Conveyancing Licence
• SQA Level 6 Diploma – Unit: Conveyancing Law and Practice

To reinstate a Probate Licence
• SQA Level 6 Diploma – Unit: The Administration of Estates

(*See below for fees applicable)

 

Q. My licence lapsed more than six years ago. Can I reinstate my licence?

A. No, you should pay for and submit a new licence application which should include:

i. a copy of your most recent licence:

ii. evidence that you have passed one of the following units on the SQA qualifications framework with your application:

To reinstate a Conveyancing Licence
• SQA Level 6 Diploma – Unit: Conveyancing Law and Practice

To reinstate a Probate Licence
• SQA Level 6 Diploma – Unit: The Administration of Estates

iii. plus 300 hours practical experience. You can evidence this by completing a CLC Statement of Practice Experience in Conveyancing and Probate.

(*See below for fees applicable)

 

Application Fees:

1. Reinstatement of Employed Licence – £75.00 application fee, or
2. Reinstatement of Manager Licence – £150.00 application fee, and
3. You will also be required to complete and pay for financial and criminality checks. The CLC carries out these checks using the credit reference agency Experian.

 

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