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Currently, to accompany a career as a solicitor, you will charge to chase the accordant accomplish set out below. However, the way attorneys will alternation and authorize changes in 2021 back the Solicitors Condoning Examination (SQE) is introduced. The SQE is set to be in abode from September 2021.

What Is the LPC?

The LPC is a abstruse postgraduate advance which charge be completed as allotment of your training to become a solicitor. It is the abutting date of abstraction afterward achievement of either:

  • A condoning LLB law degree; or
  • A non-law amount and a law about-face advance such as the Alum Authority in Law (GDL).

The LPC aims to adapt ambitious attorneys for the rigors of acknowledged practice. Already you accept completed the LPC you can again move on to arise a training contract, which is the final footfall appear accomplishment as a solicitor.


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What Does the LPC Involve?

The LPC can be advised both abounding and allotment time. Clashing at the undergraduate stage, area studies are abundantly academic, the LPC is awful practical. It is advised to simulate the blazon of assignment you will appointment during your training arrangement and beyond. This agency the way you abstraction and the way you are advised are absolutely altered from what you will accept accomplished as allotment of your undergraduate studies.

The LPC is breach into the afterward two stages and is fabricated up of lectures (which abounding institutions are now carrying calmly online) and alternate tutorials (small accumulation sessions of about 18 students).

Stage One Includes the applied abstraction of:

  • Property law and practice
  • Litigation (both civilian and criminal)
  • Business law and practice
  • Solicitors Accounts
  • Tax
  • Administration of Estates and Wills

Developing Able abilities including:

  • Advocacy
  • Legal research
  • Legal autograph and drafting
  • Interviewing and advising
  • Professional Conduct and Regulation

Stage two about includes the applied abstraction of three constituent modules including:

Commercial law
Commercial property
Intellectual property
Banking and finance
Family law
Wills and probate
Employment law

Your constituent choices should alluringly reflect any areas of acknowledged convenance that are of accurate absorption to you. However, if you accept already anchored a training contract, specific electives may be binding as instructed by your allotment law firm.

Please agenda that courses alter from provider to provider so accomplish abiding you apprehend the abounding advance description afore demography the plunge.

Where Can I Abstraction it?

Our LPC Advance Allegory Tool sets out the locations of all the LPC institutions in England and Wales. There’s lots of best – but agenda that if you accept already anchored a training contract, your law close may accept an absolute adjustment with a accurate LPC institution, acceptation that you charge complete the LPC there. For a burghal by burghal guide, appointment our Where to Abstraction the LPC page.

LPC Access Requirements

Most institutions will apprehend you to accept completed a UK amount (with a 2:2 as a minimum) or agnate accomplishment and, if applicable, to accept anesthetized a law about-face advance such as the GDL.

Bear in apperception that a ample admeasurement of law firms will apprehend you to accept acquired a 2:1 at amount akin (unless extenuating affairs apply). This, accompanying with cogent advance fees, should be actively advised back chief whether to administer for the LPC. For advice on the appliance process, appointment our LPC applications page.

Course Costs

The amount of LPC courses in England and Wales can alter significantly, with fees alignment amid £9,000 and £17,000. If you defended a training arrangement afore you alpha your course, your law close may awning the advance fees and alike some of your active expenses.

If, however, you do not accept this luxury, you will be accepted to awning everything. So it is basic to ensure that you accept admission to the all-important funds afore signing up to an LPC advance and you are actually assertive you appetite to go advanced with it!

Funding the LPC

How you intend to armamentarium your LPC fees and active costs needs austere consideration. The afterward options are available:

  • Loans
  • Law Academy Scholarships
  • Flexible law academy acquittal structures
  • Part time work

Part time assignment comes with a hazard warning. The aftermost affair you appetite is to jeopardise your achievement on the course, so it’s acute you acquisition the appropriate antithesis amid belief and working. Acquisition out your allotment options.

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