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FLE is actively involved in organising different training programmes, seminars and conferences for the legal sector since 2005.

Highlights of the events organised by FLE group:

  FLE initiated dialogue with the Law Society of England and Wales, UK to introduce the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) in India and successfully launched the QLTT programme in India in association with the Central Law Training (CLT), UK in November 2005.

  FLE developed and organised flexible and convenient training programmes to prepare local Indian lawyers for the QLTT test, which was conducted three times a year in India through the British Council, India.

  FLE organised an international seminar in 2006 on ‘The Future of Legal Outsourcing in India’ at New Delhi and Chandigarh for practicing lawyers and law graduates. The event was a great success and attended by around five hundred delegates.

  FLE successfully organised a trade delegation for the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), India Pakistan Trade Unit and the Birmingham Law Society to establish links for cross border legal transactional work between UK and Indian Lawyers. The event was hosted by the British High Commission, Mumbai.

  FLE organised a successful event in November 2008 in India whereby members of Birmingham Law Society and UKTI West Midlands travelled to New Delhi, India on a legal trade mission in the wake of liberalisation of legal services between UK and India. The event was hosted British Deputy High Commission in New Delhi and valuable “Best Friend” associations were made with Indian lawyers to exchange Cross Border transactional work. Invited guests of the event included Dr Justice AR Lakshmanan Chairman of the Law Commission of India, the Chairman of the Bar Council of India Mr S N P Sinha ,The Vice Chairman BCI Mr Beniwal, Secretary BCI Mr Radhakhrishnan,The Additional Solicitor General of India Rajendra B Raghuvanshi.

FLE organised various CPD courses, accredited by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority, for lawyers and law firms in UK on different topics including anti-money laundering regulations, professional ethics, solicitors account rules, financial services, client care and conflict of interest.

 

FLE Learning Events




Solicitor from UK moots outsourcing legal work to India

posted Dec 8, 2013, 6:39 PM by FLE Learning   [ updated Mar 20, 2015, 4:50 PM ]

Chandigarh, 28th August 2007: Carrying the slogan of ‘Collaboration and Not Competition’, FLE Legal Education along with a delegation of Murria Solicitors, organised a seminar at the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, Sector 37, today. The seminar discussed emerging topics of ‘Future of Legal Outsourcing in India’ and ‘Commercial Immigration and Globalisation’.

Murria Solicitors is one of the oldest Asian law firms in UK with a practice of 18 years. Rakesh Gupta (vice-chairman, Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana) was the guest of honour on the occasion.

Appreciating the caliber of Indian, especially Punjab-based advocates, Makhan Singh, Solicitor of England and Wales and Foundation partner of solicitors, said ‘‘Indian advocates, especially the ones from northern

India have immense potential. We want to outsource their legal intelligence to the western countries, which will not only offer handsome job offers to them, but even the western countries will be benefited by their expertise.’’ Singh further discussed the changing scenario of legal practice and globalisation of the law firms.

He pointed out that Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) has high growth potential and can fetch 79,000 jobs in India by 2015.

On the other hand, Hari Sangha, partner, Murria Solicitors and Part time -UK Immigration Tribunal Judge discussed about the capital flow through immigration and its advantages to both the countries.

Opening a New Test Center

posted Dec 8, 2013, 6:28 PM by FLE Learning   [ updated Mar 20, 2015, 4:48 PM ]

Opening a New Test Center to conduct QLTT at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

2nd March 2006, New Delhi: FLE Legal Education (FLE) is the provider of Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) in India. The QLTT is the conversion test which will enable the Indian lawyers to qualify as solicitors of the Supreme Court of England & Wales. This programme is fully validated by the Law Society England and Wales and has been brought to India for the convenience and ease of the Indian advocates. It would be a great opportunity for them to take this test while sitting back in India. The test is provided in conjunction with Central Law Training (CLT), UK.

Till today FLE has been conducting this test from Indian Law Institute, New Delhi only. But now it has opened a new test centre at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad to facilitate all South Indian Advocates. In the near future FLE is going to open another test centre at Mumbai. It offers three sittings of the Test each year at Hyderabad and New Delhi in March, July and November. It has also developed a convenient and flexible Training Courses to prepare candidates to sit the Test(s).

As an Indian lawyer, securing this prestigious qualification will greatly enhance their professional status. It will enable them to enjoy full rights to practice in England & Wales and benefit from greater recognition within UK firms and organizations based in India.

QLTT Launch in India

posted Dec 8, 2013, 6:25 PM by FLE Learning   [ updated Mar 20, 2015, 4:49 PM ]

16th November 2005, New Delhi : The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) is launched in India by the British High Commission on 16th November 2005. Commenting on the launch, the British High Commissioner, Sir Michael Arthur said: “This is a positive development that demonstrates the growing practical cooperation between India and the UK, not just in the legal sector but in so many areas. The launching of the test in India shows the strong regard the UK has for Indian lawyers. hey are very welcome in UK”.

FLE is the provider of Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) in India. The QLTT is the conversion test which will enable the Indian lawyers to qualify as solicitors of the Supreme Court of England & Wales. It has brought this programme to India for the convenience and ease of the Indian Lawyers. It would be a great opportunity for the Indian lawyers to take this test while sitting back in their home country. The test is provided in conjunction with Central Law Training (CLT), UK.

Director of Central Law Training (CLT) U.K. Mr. Paul W Whitehouse said “by passing the QLTT, Indian lawyers would be able to offer more comprehensive services to their clients and benefit from an increase in referrals to their firms”. CLT is a testing organization that is fully validated by the Law Society of England and Wales (the Law Society) to provide the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT).

"With the increasing globalization of legal firms, today's lawyers often find that being qualified across several jurisdictions enhances both their own practice and their international marketability," said Mr. Daniel Shepherd, trade policy adviser in the British High Commission.

FLE offers three sittings of the Test each year in India: March, July and November. Further, it has also developed a convenient and flexible training programme to prepare candidates to sit the Test(s). The Test examiners and tutors are specialists in their subject areas and have extensive experience and expertise. They are usually qualified solicitors who have experience of both practice and teaching the Law Society examinations.

As an Indian lawyer, securing this prestigious qualification will greatly enhance your professional status. It will enable you to enjoy full rights to practice in England & Wales and benefit from greater recognition within UK firms and organizations based in India.

Britain beckons Indian solicitors

posted Dec 8, 2013, 6:19 PM by FLE Learning   [ updated Sep 28, 2016, 5:51 AM ]

20th November 2005, NEW DELHI: At a time when the Bar Council of India is opposing the entry of foreign lawyers tooth and nail, Britain has opened up opportunities for Indian lawyers willing to practise in that country, especially in the corporate sector.

As a first step, an Indian lawyer aspiring to become a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales no longer has to travel to that country to take the eligibility exam-- Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test-- as centers are being launched in New Delhi and Mumbai from April next year.

 

"Indian lawyers are welcome in UK. We are taking steps to increase the accessibility of Indian lawyers to English courts. This is one such step," British High Commissioner Sir Michael Arthur said launching the QLTT in India.


He said the "positive development" demonstrates the "growing practical cooperation" between India and the UK, not just in the legal sector but in so many areas.

Without passing the QLTT, an Indian lawyer could practise only Indian law in England, but would not be able to do activities reserved for solicitors like conveyencing, applications for probates and litigation.

The tests will be conducted twice a year for a fee of 275 pounds (approximately Rs 22,000).

Urging Indian lawyers to "grab the opportunity", Director of UK-based Central Law Training (CLT) Paul W Whitehouse said by passing the QLTT, Indian lawyers would be able to offer more comprehensive services to their clients and benefit from an increase in referrals to their firms.


"This should increase the confidence of overseas firms investing in India, as they will be doing business with more Indian lawyers with additional qualifications.

Nick Olley, Director of the College of Law in Wales, says at present Indians comprise only a negligible number of the 5,000 who get solicitor certificates issued in the UK but now it is expected to increase substantially with the centres being launched in India.

Though the tests are being launched in Delhi and Mumbai, he said more centres will be started when there is sufficient demand.

On the elegibility to appear for the tests, he said Indians who want to become solicitors in India need to be registered by the Bar Council of India and need a minimum two years experience in courts.

The test is divided into four heads namely Property (covering conveyancing and wills, probate and administration), litigation, professional conduct and accounts and principles of common law.


"With the increasing globalisation of legal firms, today's lawyers often find that being qualified across several jurisdictions enhances both their own practice and their international marketability," said Daniel Shepherd, trade policy adviser in the British High Commission.


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