Legal Practice Course / LLM in legal practice LPC / LLM (full-time)


De Montfort University Faculty of Business and Law

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Further your career with a Postgraduate degree at the Faculty of Business and Law

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Full time September PgDip One year full-time

About the course

This course, based on work-related skills training, is for those wishing to become solicitors. The Legal Practice Course (LPC) equips you with the appropriate knowledge, skills and understanding of procedures and practice to embark effectively on the period of further training within a firm.

Course modules

Stage one

  • Foundation Course: An intensive, short introduction to the Additional Areas.
  • Core Areas: Business Law and Practice, Litigation (Criminal and Civil) and Property Law and Practice
  • Additional Areas: Professional Conduct and Regulation, Taxation, Wills and Administration of Estates, Solicitors’ Accounts
  • Course Skills: Advocacy, Interviewing, Writing, Drafting, Practical Legal Research

Stage two

Work-based electives: You choose three subjects from a range of commercial and private client

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Entry Requirements

You should have completed the academic stage of your training by obtaining either a qualifying law degree with a minimum 2:2 or the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE).

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) requires you to prove that you have a qualifying law degree or have met the CPE/GDL requirements. You need to do that before you start by providing us with a copy of your degree transcript/proof that you have successfully completed the GDL.

You will only be eligible to be admitted as a solicitor if you meet the SRA’s character and suitability requirements.


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