Information for Qualified Lawyers

Solicitors and FCILEx wishing to apply to the CLC for a Conveyancing or Probate Licence will be exempted from the Level 4 stage of the educational requirements.

Depending on prior learning you may also be also entitled to exemption from one or more units in the Level 6 stage of the educational requirements, although ALL Solicitors and FCILEx wishing to apply to the CLC for a licence must as a minimum complete Unit 3: Managing Client and Office Accounts (Conveyancing or Probate) relevant to the licence (conveyancing or probate) you intend to apply for.

Before contacting an approved training provider please email and include in the subject heading: Solicitor or CILEx CLC education query attaching all qualification certificates and/or Law/GDL/ degree transcripts. You will be advised which units you must complete on the Level 6 Diplomas (conveyancing and/or probate) in order to meet the educational requirement to apply to become a CLC Lawyer (conveyancing and/or probate).

Statement of Practical Experience

ALL CLC licence applicants must complete a Statement of Practical Experience. This is a statement which confirms you have been in full or part-time employment assisting in the provision of conveyancing/probate services for at least 1200 chargeable hours; based on 25 supervised hours a week for 48 weeks, certified by an “Authorised Person” i.e. a licensed conveyancer, a solicitor or a FCILEX licensed to offer conveyancing/probate services directly to the public.

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