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Legal Practice Course

This course prepares students for practice as a trainee solicitor and provides them with a solid foundation for subsequent practice as a solicitor. This course, which can be studied full-time or part-time provides graduates who have completed the academic stage of legal training or who are Members or Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives, with the professional stage of training as solicitors. The course emphasises the skills which are required in practice and must be successfully completed prior to the commencement of a training contract.

Entry requirements

Students must hold a law degree approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”), or have passed either the Common Professional Examination / Graduate Diploma in Law or have otherwise satisfied the academic stage of training as required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Applicants are currently no longer required to enrol as a student member of the SRA. Applicants have a duty, however, to declare any character issues that could affect their suitability to practice as solicitors to the SRA. Students should check the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s guidance for the most up to date information and guidance on what constitutes a character issue and any requirements for student enrolment.

Students who have completed Stage 1 of the LPC at another LPC provider may apply for Stage 2 or part of Stage 2 and will be usually be accepted subject to places being available.

In addition, students are required to obtain a copy of the training regulations from the Solicitors Regulation Authority as early as possible.

Students should also have a good standard of written and spoken English.

Course modules

Stage 1: Core modules: professional conduct and regulation (including solicitors' accounts); business law and practice; property law and practice; litigation and advocacy; wills and administration of estates. Stage 2: 3 optional modules: commercial law; commercial property law; employment law; family law; housing law; immigration and welfare law; insolvency law; personal injury litigation.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Fees

Please contact Wolverhampton Law School for the fees for studying part time (evenings).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Part-time evening September 2017 2 Years
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,445 (Year 1) International 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 10,000 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years

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