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First Qualifying Probate Licence


It is essential you read through the guidance for licence applicants before submitting your application.

CLC Lawyer applicants must have successfully achieved:

  • the CLC/SQA Diploma in Probate Law and Practice Level 4, or equivalent CLC accredited units; 
  • the CLC/SQA Diploma in Probate Law and Practice Level 6, or equivalent CLC accredited units; and 
  • 1200 hours practical experience; in a probate or conveyancing practice, legal firm supervised by an “Authorised Person” i.e., a licensed conveyancer, a solicitor or a FCILEX who in either case is entitled to offer probate services directly to the public. 

When submitting this form applicants MUST also provide: OR EQUIVALENT CHECKLIST
A.    Certified proof of identity and proof of current address (within the past 3 months ONLY)
B.    Certificate(s) of education and training
C.    Statement of Practical Experience
D.    Any supporting documents relating to conduct, financial and mental health disclosures

Email your completed application to licensing@clc-uk.org with the subject heading of your email: First Qualifying Probate Licence Application

Guidance for licence applicants

It is essential you read through the guidance for licence applicants before submitting your application for your first qualifying licence.

Statement of Practical Experience

You must submit this document to evidence your practical experience when applying for your first qualifying licence.

Application for first qualifying licence

Complete this application to apply for your first qualifying licence.