This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-B823WB

Stringent qualification requirements for UK legal consultants in South Korea

in South Korea

Trade barrier summary

Overseas law firms are unable to acquire the right level of consultant expertise to work in South Korea. The country insists on 3 years' post-qualification experience (PQE), one of which should be spent abroad.

South Korean lawyers who pass the qualified lawyers transfer scheme could also be adversely affected by the 3-year requirement if they have not spent time in the UK.

Sectors affected

  • Financial and professional services



Date reported

18 October 2018

Last updated

17 December 2020

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