Information for Qualified Lawyers

Applying for a licence

Dual and cross qualifying Professionals. Qualified lawyers and STEP Probate Practitioners 

  • Solicitors, FCILEx, F.NALP and F.P.NALP lawyers (with a valid practising certificate free from conditions) that have complete conveyancing and probate electives)
  • Candidates that have successfully completed CILEx/Paralegal/Solicitor Apprenticeships at Level 6 and 7 (with conveyancing or probate pathways)
  • Step Practitioners that have achieved either: the STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates – England & Wales or the STEP Diploma in Will Preparation – England & Wales

In order to apply for a first qualifying CLC licence there are no further educational requirements. However, ALL dual and cross qualifying professionals must provide evidence of their past passed electives (conveyancing or probate) and are required to complete and submit with their application a Statement of Practical Experience, for 1200 hours, signed and verified by an Authorised Person (with the appropriate practise rights), with a current and valid licence.

Qualified lawyers and STEP Probate Practitioners should email and include in the subject heading: ‘Dual/Cross qualifying applicant: CLC licence enquiry’, attaching the below:

  1. A current and up to date CV
  2. A current practising certificate
  3. All education certificates and transcripts, to show whether the  academic units associated to conveyancing/probate have been completed and passed
  4. A statement of their past 2 years conveyancing/probate experience

If you are unable to fulfil either the educational or work experience requirements please also contact the CLC Licensing team by email at  and include in the subject heading: ‘Dual/Cross qualifying applicant: CLC licence enquiry’.

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