Legal Practice - Full-Time (PG Dip)

Staffordshire University the United Kingdom

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The award
PG Dip

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 10900

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 10900

All study options

About Legal Practice - Full-Time at Staffordshire University

To apply:

All Full-time LPC applications are administered by Lawcabs.

You will need to register with the Central Applications Board or email: lpc@lawcabs.ac.uk

Any questions, please contact the LPC Course Administrator

Full Time on Campus:

  • This 1 year full time course can be studied by attending either 2 full days a week Mondays and Tuesday or 4 half days a week Mondays to Thursday.

The LPC is the postgraduate stage on the route to becoming a solicitor and represents a practical training for the solicitors' profession, where students learn how to put law into practice. Most students study the LPC after completing the academic stage of training by means of passing a law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).

You will need to have a Qualifying Law Degree or have met CPE/GDL requirements before you start the Legal Practice Course.

Course content

In common with all UK institutions, as part of our LPC you will study:

Core Practice Areas:

  • Property Law and Practice - Study all elements of a property transaction including the searches and enquiries, exchange of contracts, pre and post completion as well as leasehold and new developments.
  • Litigation - Study Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Criminal Law and Practice, including detailed case analysis, varied and appropriate courses of action and appropriate funding and detailed procedure.
  • Business Law and Practice - Learn how to draft and interpret business accounts. Consider tax issues and advise on appropriate business organisations and common transactions.

Five Specified legal skills:

  • Writing Skills - Study the appropriate use of media, writing style and content
  • Drafting Skills - Learn how to draft, amend and edit documents, and explain documents to clients and other parties.
  • Advocacy - Study case analysis, preparation and develop excellent oral presentations in a litigation context.
  • Interviewing Skills - Learn how to conduct client interviews to obtain instructions, advise on the law and write to confirm your advice.
  • Practical Legal Research - Identifying the legal and practical considerations and advising on the law using up to date online legal resources used by legal practitioners.

Pervasive areas of Professional Conduct and Regulation - Study the Code of Conduct dealing with realistic scenarios based on real issues which arise.

Wills and Administration of Estates - An introduction to will drafting and the administration of estates

Solicitors' Accounts Rules - Learn how to recognise, record and interpret receipts into and payments from office and client accounts, transfer between office and client accounts and between two client accounts.

Electives include:

Choose three electives from the following:

  • Corporate and Commercial Client
  • Commercial Property
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Advanced Criminal Practice
  • Advanced Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Private Client

Optional top up LLM in Legal Practice which provides an insight into the topical issues in legal practices, both nationally and internationally.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPG DipHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 10900International course feesGBP 10900

Entry requirements

To study the LPC, you must have completed the academic stage of training as recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

Students need to have achieved a qualifying law degree or passed the CPE/GDL conversion course and therefore have studied the Foundations of Legal Knowledge; or have a CILEX qualification.

For enquiries in relation to your qualifications and their ability to satisfy the academic stage, contact the Solicitors Regulation Authority, telephone 0870 606 2555

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