Oversea Lawyers Qualification Examination

The Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination (“OLQE”) is an annual examination for foreign and overseas lawyers who wish to be admitted as Hong Kong solicitors.

The examination is set by the Law Society of Hong Kong.

Written Papers

Head I            –           Conveyancing

Head II           –           Civil and Criminal Procedure

Head III         –           Commercial and Company Law

Head IV         –           Accounts and Professional Conduct

Head VI         –           Hong Kong Constitutional Law

Candidates must sit all 5 papers unless the Law Society grants an exemption.

Oral Examination

Head V           –           Principles of Common Law (only for non-common lawyers)

Deadlines to apply to sit the OLQE 2022