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Qualified Lawyers

Solicitors and FCILEx with a current practising certificate wishing to apply to the CLC for a Conveyancing or Probate Licence are exempted from the Level 4 stage of the educational requirements.

Depending on past PASSED electives and qualifications routs, Solicitors and FCILEx may also be also entitled to exemption from one or more units in the Level 6 stage of the educational requirements, although ALL 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.

Solicitors with a current Practising Certificate that:

  1. can demonstrate an appropriate level of occupational experience (more than 2 years continuous employment in the appropriate legal service)  in conveyancing and or probate are exempt from any further educational requirements;
  2. cannot provide  appropriate academic qualifications (passed electives) or evidence of occupational experience (related to conveyancing or probate) are required to complete the SQA Level 6 Diploma units i.e.
  3. Conveyancing: Unit 1, Conveyancing Law and Practice and unit 2, Landlord and Tenant and the Statement of Practical Experience before making an application to become a CLC Lawyer; or
  4. Probate: Unit 1, and Unit 2 [please insert]
  • All Solicitors must complete a verified Statement of Practical Experience.

Before contacting an approved training provider, Solicitors and FCILEx should email and include in the subject heading: Solicitor or FCILEx CLC education query, attaching:

  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