Cross-qualifying

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 traineelawyer@clc-uk.org 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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