OLQE Testimonials

This course run by Colin Wright is absolutely essential for anyone taking the OLQE. The course materials are extremely well put together and the lectures are delivered in a clear and comprehensive manner. What really stands out though is the targeted exam guidance and practice. Colin knows exactly what sort of questions are likely to come out and spends significant amounts of time making sure that you know how to structure your answers and hit all the key points. To pass these exams you need to know more than just the subject-matter; you need to know exactly how to answer the questions and know what the examiners are looking for. Because the course materials are so thorough there is no need to buy additional materials or read further into the subjects. I would absolutely recommend IP Learning for the OLQE.

Vanessa Duff, Family Lawyer at International’s Law Firm

The IP Learning team and tutors have provided absolutely indispensable support and preparation framework. I was required to sit all six heads and passed, including the last oral head in principles of common law. Colin's seminars were thoughtfully planned and interactive, enabling the candidates to practice the exam scenarios, in particular for the oral head. I thought the notes were particularly useful; they were a valuable reference material during the exams. I greatly enjoyed the criminal procedure course.

Olga Boltenko, Partner, Fangda Partners

I would like to thank Colin Wright and the IP Learning teaching team for helping me to pass all heads of OLQE in 2019. Colin and his teaching team have thorough understanding of the examination that helped me to understand the examiners' expectations. In addition to the well-structured seminars and the comprehensive course notes, the mock papers and the lecturers' remarks therein were invaluable. I would highly recommend the course to anyone who is going to sit the OLQE.

Vivian Cheung, Infinitus Property Investment

I signed on with IP Learning to prepare for the 2019 OLQE exams. The great thing about this programme is that all of Colin's lectures are loaded online for later access, and also the succinct notes that highlights the most important points for the exams. I found it possible to balance full time work with OLQE preparations by judiciously selecting key portions of the lectures to listen to, and focusing on topics that would most likely be examinable. I ultimately only ended up going down for 3 physical lessons and still managed a pass. I would recommend this programme for its focus and flexibility.

Joshua, Fangda Partners

IP learning and their faculty members are the major reason that I passed all 4 heads of the OLQE course which I was required to take. The course material was up to date, exam oriented and very informative.

I would recommend IP learning to all the prospective OLQE students. If you want to clear OLQE exams with your busy work schedule IP is the place where you can pass the exam in spite if your hectic work schedule.

My special thanks to Collin who helped me to make sure my application for the OLQE exam go through in spite of initial rejection from the Law Society.

Collin is a wonderful mentor and his knowledge is in depth and would make sure to help you in all the possible way.

Kajal Shah, Ruby Yueng & Co

Colin Wright`s guidance was invaluable in helping me pass the required heads of the OLQE, including the Conveyancing paper. He has a deep understanding of both the syllabus and the relevant law, and is able to explain issues in a clear and concise way. His principles based approach to the tutorials quickly got our group up to speed on the subjects and making good progress with past and example papers. His flexibility on timing of tutorials was invaluable for busy practitioners. He is also a most entertaining and engaging tutor which helps hugely. I have no hesitation in recommending Colin and IP Learning to OLQE candidates.

Partner, International Law Firm

Colin Wright is an excellent tutor and I would highly recommend him. His ability
to guide students through the large body of conveyancing law in an easy-tounderstand
way is incredibly helpful. This, combined with the thorough and well
organised materials and exam preparation sessions, allowed me to approach the
examination with confidence. Colin is an engaging presenter and his personal
experiences as a barrister brought insight and colour to the course.

Special Counsel at International Law Firm

The IP Learning course has been invaluable to my success in the OLQE. The practical teaching style, with significant focus on exam technique, was essential in preparing for academically challenging papers. The breadth of knowledge and experience of what examiners are looking to test and how Hong Kong black letter law should be applied in each Head was key to achieving a positive outcome. Thoroughly recommended.

Alastair Long, Senior Associate, Clyde & Co

I can confidently say that I would not have passed the OLQE course without IP Learning’s teaching and support. The lessons were informative and extremely helpful and the written materials were first rate.

Benjamin Bury, Partner at International Law Firm

Colin Wright's knowledge of the OLQE syllabus is formidable but his real talent is
in taking complex issues and presenting them in a straightforward and digestible
fashion. Colin was always available to give his full support, including adapting his
teaching schedule according to specific difficulties encountered by his candidates
and adding extra seminars. His mock exam, summary materials and exam-oriented
seminars were extremely useful and ensured that I was fully prepared to face the

Ryan C. Troupe, Atkins

“I would whole heartedly recommend IP Learning to anyone preparing to take the OLQE.

I actually changed providers to IP Learning half way through the Course. My only regret is that I didn’t start studying with IP Learning from the very beginning.

IP Learning’s main lecturer, Colin Wright, was absolutely fantastic - he explained complex topics in simple terms and gave us excellent training on how to apply the law to the exam questions. The interactive style of teaching worked brilliantly and we were encouraged to ask questions and give feedback on the topics as we went along.

The course materials were well organised, very detailed and easy to navigate around. The ‘update summary on recent cases’ distributed in advance of the exam, was a godsend, as was the mock exam that was created from scratch by IP Learning and a real challenge/test run. Everyone based at IP Learning was very friendly and always had time for the candidates. What stands out about IP Learning is that they genuinely care and fully support their candidates all the way up to the exam, even holding extra revision classes at weekends when requested. They also contacted us after the exam to see how we had found it, which was a lovely touch.”

Lisa De’Ath, Healthcare Lawyer, Richards Butler, Full Course Candidate

"I passed all three heads that I was required to take with only two months of preparation and could not have done it without IP Learning. Colin Wright's dedication and teaching inspired me to keep my nose to the grindstone. The practice exams were very helpful for calibrating my approach to the OLQE. I also was honoured to have Colin appear in Court to move my admission as a Hong Kong solicitor."

Lawyer at International Law Firm, Full Course Candidate

"The IP Learning course was crucial to my success in the OLQE. The course materials were very clear and easy to follow and the seminars focused on teaching us the information that we would need to know to pass the exam. Colin Wright presented information in a very clear and concise way, with a lot of emphasis on examination technique. Colin was always available to help and support us and even distributed extra handouts and held additional revision classes before the exam. Colin's kind assistance continued after the exam, when he agreed to move my admission at the Court. I would recommend IP Learning to future OLQE candidates."

Ross Mackenzie, Associate General Counsel HSBC, Full Course Candidate

Colin’s tuition was vital to passing the OLQE. His deep knowledge of the law is
impressive and his flexibility to fit in tutorials around busy periods of work was
much appreciated. I would recommend IP Learning to anyone sitting the OLQE.

Lawyer at International Law Firm, Full Course Candidate

“IP Learning was absolutely instrumental in my ability to pass the Conveyancing Exam on the first try! IP Learning’s systematic and pragmatic approach, comprehensive resources, friendly administrative support; and of course Colin Wright’s masterful mentoring allowed me to successfully juggle an extremely busy work and personal schedule to overcome a demanding exam. Thanks for everything, IP Learning and Colin!”

Ivan Tan, Stephenson Harwood, Full Course Candidate

“I would highly recommend IP Learning to anyone wanting to pass the OLQE the
first time around in the most painless way possible. I switched to IP Learning
having started a course offered by another provider and am therefore in a position
to compare the quality of IP Learning’s teaching with that of the competition. Colin
Wright is a highly knowledgeable lecturer who also succeeds in making his
seminars as entertaining as possible – which is particularly welcome when turning
up for class after a hard day's work! The fact that Colin practises in the areas of law
which he teaches gives his seminars the practical edge his competitors lack.
IP Learning provides comprehensive and detailed notes and seminars which gave
me all I needed to pass the exams. IP Learning has also made a highly intelligent
use of modern technology to ensure that the interactive teaching time is used to
maximum effect. It was particularly useful to have recordings of the lectures and
seminars easily available to download from the internet. This meant that I was
able to consolidate my knowledge of the topics in the OLQE syllabus whilst lying
on a beach in Malaysia for two weeks listening to the recordings of Colin's lectures
and interactive problem solving seminars on my iPhone.”

Lincoln Kinley, Tanner De Witt, Full Course Candidate

“IP Learning with their all-star teaching team was the major reason I passed all Heads of the OLQE on the first go. Colin Wright is the extremely knowledgeable barrister who goes all out for his students. IP Learning prepared me to face OLQE with utmost confidence. I recommend IP Learning with unreserved enthusiasm.”

Charles Chan, Wilkinson & Grist, Full Course Candidate

“What stood out for me was the quality of the lecturers including Colin Wright and Connie Carmichael. I am not referring just to their CVs (which are impressive too), but to the sheer intelligence with which IP Learning’s tutors aimed their courses at helping you pass the exams. It was so helpful to be constantly reminded of the ways in which information might be presented in the exams and then, after being encouraged to think through answers first, being given suggested solutions. In tandem with this would be constant tips on how to get ‘easy marks’.

In addition, IP Learning is an all-round smart organization and the design of the whole program maximized my chances of passing. It was nice to see that everybody concerned was pulling in the same direction. The exams were incredibly stressful. I have no doubt that the training in exam technique, assistance and knowledge provided by IP learning were a major factor in me passing all four exams at the first attempt.”

Ian Johnston, Kennedys

IP Learning's Preparatory Course for the OLQE is excellent. Colin Wright and the
other lecturers are fantastic and guided us through all the complex examinable
issues. The classes were extremely practical and focused on examination technique
and problem solving. The course materials are comprehensive, up-to-date and
specifically designed to tackle the OLQE. The pre-recorded lectures also provided
another invaluable tool for our exam preparation. All the lecturers were always
available to help and support us and even distributed extra handouts and held
additional revision classes before the exams. I highly recommend IP Learning to
anyone who intends to sit the OLQE exams!

Barbara Cerioli, Full Course Candidate

"A fantastic course! Despite only signing up as a distance learning candidate five weeks before the exam, IP Learning got me up to speed fast and gave me all the support I needed to pass all Heads on the first try."

Robert Williams, Distance Course Candidate, USA

“I would not have been able to pass my OLQE without IP Learning.
The course was well-structured with sufficient time to cover all the course materials and revision sessions. Each session was comprehensive and consistent, and should I be unable to attend a class, the flexibility that was provided to students was extremely helpful as I had to balance a full time job simultaneously. Further the notes were of an excellent standard, making it very easy to follow and a perfect accompaniment to my understanding.
Thank you!”

Alison Asome, Hart Giles

"I recommend IP Learning as a course provider for the OLQE, I sat for and passed the OLQE while working full-time, and it was my first attempt. The course allowed us the flexibility of attending classes online remotely and further allowed us to revisit online the recorded classes. The interactive style of teaching ensured that classes were never dry and helped us to remember the substantive law more easily. The classes also focused on exam technique, which is crucial, given the time constraints of the exam. The mock exam conducted near the end of the course also gave us a chance to test our knowledge of the substantive law and exam technique in simulated exam conditions, which I think was very important in preparing for the exam."

Bek Ngee Boon, Full Course Candidate

I would definitely recommend IP Learning over Lex Omnibus. The lecturers take
the extra initiative to give you comprehensive feedback when answering your
questions and guide you to the level where you feel confident to sit for the OLQE.
IP Learning not only say that they want you to pass; the lecturers and course
coordinators do everything possible to see to it that you do!

Amita Kaur, Partner at International Law Firm, Full Course Candidate

"I highly recommend IP Learning. The interactive seminars can be attended in person or accessed online (both the live and the recorded versions). The course notes are concise and the lectures very well organized to cover the full syllabus for each Head within a short space of time. The Course was also fun. The "Who Wants to be a Millionaire Hong Kong Solicitor" tests were highly entertaining and something to look forward to.

D. Lee, Full Course Candidate

I had to sit four examinations and passed all on my first attempt. Early in my preparation I had considered doing self-studies but am glad that I ultimately chose IP Learning as my course provider. IP Learning course materials and lectures provide just the right amount of context to what is otherwise an ambitious syllabus, so that I was able to grasp key principles in a short time span. Understanding the big picture is one key to success in these open book examinations - IP Learning helped me achieve that.
IP Learning also provided the flexibility that I needed as I relocated from a different continent during my preparation. I was still overseas in a different time zone and working full time as the course began, so it was crucial for me to be able to access the study materials, lectures and recordings online during this critical period. Thanks to IP Learning, my transition was seamless and did not affect my preparation.

Tiffany Tsun

“I took the IP Learning Course for Head I when I had to re-sit the exam, having
previously attended a course offered by one of the other providers. The IP
Learning course structure is focused on preparing for the exam right from the start
by looking at past exam questions and developing the correct exam technique.
Every student was given attention by the lecturers. IP Learning’s Course is taught
by quality lecturers who explained the legal concepts clearly. I would definitely
recommend that candidates take the course with IP Learning.”

Zoe Leong, Melco Crown Entertainment, Full Course Candidate

“The lecturers at IP Learning were dedicated and kept us on our toes right till the exams. The focus was on examination techniques, which is the key to passing the OLQE examination. The team at IP Learning was responsive and friendly, which was a big plus.”

Lawyer at International Law Firm, Full Course Candidate

I would highly recommend IP learning. Class recording certainly made it much easier to keep up with the schedule. The Class organiser is always responsive and helpful. Tutors’ approach is practical, with clear guidance and support.

Lawyer at International Law Firm

“Having to pass all Heads of the OLQE on top of working full-time during the day can be a real challenge given the large amount of knowledge OLQE candidates need to study in order to pass.

IP Learning is exam focused and made learning the requisite legal knowledge within a short period of time more palatable. IP Learning’s lecturers and tutors were very helpful and quick in responding to candidates’ queries via live lectures and emails. The course materials were well organized, structured and concise which made application of HK law in an exam situation easier.

I would recommend IP Learning to all future OLQE candidates.”

Lawyer at International Law Firm, Full Course Candidate

"I started IP Learning’s Course as a distance student at the end of August and sat and passed all Heads less than two and a half months thereafter. While I could simply say “res ipsa loquitur”, I would add that IP Learning’s notes, particularly those for Head III, will be of great use to me as a solicitor in Hong Kong and that I enjoyed the casual but extremely helpful interactive revision sessions."

Caroline Thomas, Distance Course Candidate

“I passed all Heads having studied with IP Learning by distance learning. The lecturers have an engaging style and the seminars were well planned and easy to follow. I particularly valued IP Learning’s summary style notes which provide just the information you need to turn to quickly in the exam. I would thoroughly recommend IP Learning.”

Nigel Sharman, Distance Course Candidate

“My attendance at IP Learning’s interactive sessions played an essential role in
ensuring that I passed all five Heads of the OLQE at once - whilst I was working
full time. I found IP Learning’s materials to be very useful in my preparation for
the examination and these were supplemented by the experienced teachers’ insight
into important issues, looked at from an examination perspective. As for any exam
of this type, acquiring the right examination technique is fundamental and the
regular ‘mock tests’ proved very useful in that respect. All this - together with
great teamwork developed with the other candidates attending the same IP
Learning classes - were key factors in my success.”

Rebecca Silli, Gide Loyrette Nouel, Full Course Candidate

“You do not have to live in Hong Kong to pass the OLQE. The flexibility of the course offered by IP Learning enabled me to stay at home in Australia whilst I listened to the recorded lectures and email (email Q & A service) any questions I had. The IP Learning team worked tirelessly all the way up until the evening before the exam to address my concerns and to provide suggested solutions to possible exam questions. From the outset of the very first lecture the emphasis was on passing the exam. The interaction between the seminar leaders and the students is very personable. They really do care and given their vast experience know what it takes to get through the OLQE. With the help of the IP Learning Team, I passed. I highly recommend the IP Learning Team to anyone who wishes to pass the OLQE whilst staying at home studying.”

Greg Spain, Distance Course Candidate, Australia

“From the very first day, we were ridiculously pampered (recordings to catch up on missed lectures, course administrators eager to clarify our doubts, comprehensive lecture notes) and well-fed (nice array of snacks to last those lectures). All that was really lacking was a chauffeur to drive us to class.”

Boon Teck Yeo, Herbert Smith, Full Course Candidate

“I sat and passed the Conveyancing head while working full time on my first attempt. The IP Learning Course is flexible and allows me to attend the classes in person or online, and I am able to listen the recorded lectures from time to time.
I highly recommend IP Learning as a course provider for the OLQE.”

Vincent Chan, Appleby

It is definitely not an easy task to pass all six Heads of OLQE, especially for a full-time working mom of a toddler. The notes are well-organized and summarized, so that it is much easier for a “layman” of conveyancing to understand the legal issues and then find the information necessary to answer the questions quickly in the exam. The suggested answers to certain typical questions of past papers prepared by lecturers have been proved to be very helpful, as they make you have the chance to consider your own answers / answering style & logic, so as to improve your exam technique. There is no doubt that, the legal knowledge, examination technique and way of thinking and assistance provided by IP Learning was a major factor of my passing of all Heads.

Lawyer at International Law Firm

“I was extremely pleased with the results I had with IP Learning as I passed both
Head IV (Accounts and Professional Responsibility) and Head VI (Constitutional
Law) after attending their OLQE preparation course. I turned to IP Learning after
not achieving success with the other main provider of preparatory courses. The
lecturers did a fantastic job in preparing us through a combination of mock exams,
quizzes and entertaining lectures. I highly recommend IP Learning."

Mark Chu, Covington & Burling, LLP

The IP Learning Course was crucial to my success in the OLQE. The course
materials were very clear and easy to follow and the seminars focused on teaching
us the information that we would need to know to pass the exam. Colin Wright
presented information in a very clear and concise way, with a lot of emphasis on
examination technique. Colin was always available to help and support us and
even distributed extra handouts and held additional revision classes before the
exam. Colin’s kind assistance continued after the exam, when he agreed to move
my admission at the Court. I would highly recommend IP Learning to future
OLQE candidates.

Ross Mackenzie, Associate General Counsel HSBC

I would strongly recommend IP Learning to anyone taking the OLQE.
Their faculty is comprised of elite instructors who are very supportive and
thoughtful in their teaching style. The course material has been split up in a way
that is manageable and not too overwhelming. The entire team at IP Learning puts
a genuine effort in making the sessions well-organised, easy to follow and
They also focus more specifically on the examination technique which allows you
to effectively optimize your study time. As a full-time employee at Gall while
taking the OLQE, I particularly liked the flexibility of logging in and attending live
or pre-recorded lectures.

Ashima Sood, Gall, Full Course Candidate

I was required to take Head IV and Head V as a Registered Foreign Lawyer from a
Civil Law Jurisdiction. I would especially like to highlight the preparation course
for the Head V, in which IP learning provided me within less than 10 days with
enough material and information to pass the four subjects that are tested in Head V.
Classes were scheduled by IP learning within a very short notice period depending
on the availability of the candidates, including classes on weekend ends, and this
shows the commitment of the IP Learning personal, in order to prepare their
candidates as best as possible.

Stefan Schmierer, Lorenz & Partners Co. Ltd

“IP Learning’s flexibility and materials helped me pass all the subjects for the
OLQE. I wouldn’t be able to do it without their professional help.”

Jennifer Cheung

“I chose IP Learning because they care about you actually passing the OLQE. They
will go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that you are fully prepared. I
compared IP Learning with the other main provider of OLQE preparatory courses -
and IP Learning really stood in terms of service, attention to detail and competitive
My view is that personal service and caring is a lost art and is especially important
for exams like this. I can tell you that the pass rate in my class at IP Learning was
phenomenal - thus, I strongly believe that there is a high correlation between the
level of service and pass rate. Also, throw in that IP Learning is better value than
the other provider I compared, then it is a pretty obvious choice.
Also, I want to give a shout out to the staff at IP Learning who made sure that you
have the right materials, right information, right schedule and right documentation.
IP Learning’s attentive staff are a big factor as to why I think IP Learning are better
than the competition.
If I was a law firm having to pay a service provider to train my new lawyers, I
would look at these intangibles plus the bottom line. I would recommend all
candidates for the OLQE to take IP Leaning’s Course."

D Lee, Cowell China

“How can I describe my experience with IP Learning? In one word - AMAZING!
IP Learning’s teaching methods were absolutely brilliant and allowed me to
understand quickly and retain the vast study materials that I needed to study. The
use of humour and the friendly atmosphere decreased the stress of studying for the
The course notes were exactly what a candidate needs - concise, clear and to the
point! The mock exams were very close to what I got in the real OLQE. Therefore
on the actual examination days I was full prepared and ready and not at all
surprised by the questions.
The IP Learning staff team was always friendly, responsive and encouraging,
whether in person or via phone and e-mail.
I strongly recommend IP Learning to any candidate who is interested in sitting the
OLQE and I am sure that he or she will receive the same preparation and service
that I have received.
Thank you IP Learning for this journey - I could not have passed it without you!”

Yoram Woliner, Israeli qualified Lawyer

“IP Learning gives you all the tools you need to pass the OLQE in the most
efficient manner with the shortest possible amount of preparation time. The course
materials were concise, well written and carefully tailored to the requirements of
the open book examination. The lectures focused on what you needed to pass the
exam, and the interactive sessions reinforced key concepts. All the lecturers were
also very responsive to your questions even though they have busy day jobs.
Coming from the USA, I did not have any previous exposure to many of the legal
concepts which are part of Hong Kong law, but after taking the IP Learning course,
I not only passed all 5 heads, but I also gained the knowledge and skills I needed to
function effectively as a solicitor in Hong Kong."

Charles Wu, US attorney practising with international law firm

“I would recommend IP Learning as your course provider for the OLQE. I passed all the Heads first
time with the guidance of IP Learning. The course notes were very helpful and
provided me with sufficient knowledge to pass each head. The course was intense
but lecturers were happy to share their expert knowledge to ease away any
concerns I had. I found the feedback to the mock exams invaluable and it made me
realise the flaws I had to work on before the actual exams. Without this great team
of people, including the tremendously friendly and accommodating admin staff, I
may not have been able to pass all four heads in one attempt. I continue to be
appreciative of their support and advice.”

Lawyer at International Law Firm

“I do not think I could have passed my Heads I and IV exams on my first attempt
without IP Learning. I had to juggle working full time and family obligations
(with two primary age children) while preparing for my OLQE and I was only able
to take a few days off from work before each exam. I was able to attend most of
the classes in person or online. The class time and well organized course materials
were so well presented that I was able to pass the exams after preparing a simple
outline myself without having enough time to study. I would highly recommend IP
Learning to other OLQE candidates.”

Sonia Lee, Hang Seng Bank

“IP Learning’s Preparatory Course for the OLQE is excellent. Colin Wright and the other lecturers are fantastic and guided us through all the complex examinable issues. The classes were extremely practical and focused on examination technique and problem solving. The course materials are comprehensive, up-to-date and specifically designed to tackle the OLQE. The pre-recorded lectures also provided another invaluable tool for our exam preparation. All the lecturers were always available to help and support us and even distributed extra handouts and held additional revision classes before the exams. I highly recommend IP Learning to anyone who intends to sit the OLQE exams.”

Lawyer at Hong Kong Law Firm