Qualified Person

Approved Universities – United Kingdom

The information on this page assumes that that a person was enrolled in an Applicable Law Degree on or after 1 January 2006, or is intending to pursue am Applicable Law Degree but has not started yet.

The information set out in the Institute’s webpages is for reference only, and is not a substitute for the applicable legislation. For Approved Universities in the United Kingdom, please refer to rules 8, 10, 11 and 12 of the Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules.

Country

Approved University

Applicable Law Degree

United Kingdom

University of Birmingham

LL.B (Honours)

University of Bristol

LL.B (Single Honours)

University of Cambridge

B.A. Law

University of Durham

LL.B (Honours)

King’s College, London, University of London

LL.B (Honours)

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

LL.B (Honours)

Queen Mary University of London (formerly known as Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London)

LL.B (Honours)

University College, University of London

LL.B (Honours)

University of Nottingham

LL.B (Honours)

University of Oxford

B.A. (Honours) Jurisprudence

University of Warwick

LL.B (Honours)

 
To be a Qualified Person, a person must:

    1. Be a citizen or permanent resident of Singapore.

    2. Be conferred an Applicable Law Degree from the above Institutions of Higher Learning in the United Kingdom.

    3. Attain at least lower second class honours in relation to the Applicable Law Degree.

    4. Pass Part A of the Singapore Bar Examinations.

    5. After passing the final examination for the Applicable Law Degree, undertake the relevant legal training/practice/work.

Omitted Universities: For the following UK Universities, a person will need to additionally have been admitted as a candidate for the applicable law degree before 1 October 2015, and must be conferred the applicable law degree before 1 January 2025.

Country

Approved University

Applicable Law Degree

United Kingdom

University of Exeter

LL.B (Honours)

University of Leeds

LL.B (Honours)

University of Leicester

LL.B (Honours)

University of Liverpool

LL.B (Honours)

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

LL.B (Honours)

University of Manchester

LL.B (Honours)

University of Sheffield

LL.B (Honours)

University of Southampton

LL.B (Honours)

 
Important Notes:

    1. The person must read the course leading to the Applicable Law Degree as a full-time internal candidate of the Approved University. “External degrees” are not recognised. (See rule 10)

    2. The course of study leading to the Applicable Law Degree cannot be an accelerated course i.e. it cannot be commenced and completed within a period of less than 3 academic years. (See rule 11)

    3. The course of study in question cannot be a dual degree course (even though the Applicable Law Degree is a component of the dual degrees conferred). (See rule 11)

    4. The course of study in question cannot be a combined degree course (i.e. it cannot relate to 2 or more different disciplines of study, such as a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Accountancy. (See rule 12)

Exemptions

A person who does not meet the above requirements, or whose course of study does not meet the above requirements, may apply for exemption.

 

Last Updated: 04 November 2015