DEADLINES FOR APPLYING TO SIT THE OLQE 2023
The Law Society of Hong Kong (“LSHK”) has now published the OLQE 2023 Information Package and a Circular which state the deadlines for submitting applications to sit the OLQE 2023.
|Opening date for lodging applications to sit the OLQE 2023||Thursday, 2 February 2023|
|Deadline for new applicants and all other applicants not applying to resit the 2022 exam||Friday, 17 March 2023|
|Deadline for persons applying to resit the 2022 exam||Friday 28, April 2023|
On 12 December, 2022 we published a post advising persons interested in applying to sit the OLQE 2023 start getting in their documents on that day. That was 95 days ago. From today, 29 January 2023, there are only 47 days left. It takes much longer to get all the required documents so you really must start NOW if you have not already done so.
The LSHK can reject applications if candidates fail to provide all the required documents at the same time as the application form (Form A). Rejection may be avoided if a good reason is provided for late submission of documents, but in our experience it is very difficult to supply such a reason. If an application is rejected, the applicant loses the application fee and has to wait for another year before trying again.
Paul Kent Legal Training has over 20 years of experience in preparing candidates to pass the OLQE. Contact us NOW if you need any further information on applying to sit the OLQE.
See The Paul Kent Legal Training OLQE 2023 Course for details of our 2023 Course.