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Legal Practice PgDip


Course Description

Your legal studies so far have been theoretical and academic but now, with our Legal Practice Course (LPC), you will gain the skills and understanding in order to put theory into practice. You will be coached by professionally qualified and highly experienced tutors.

Our full-time LPC will take you through the required subjects and skills. You will learn about the ethical basis, legal knowledge and financial skills you will use in practice when evaluating legal problems and when advising your clients. You will draw on your knowledge from different subject areas to consider all possible effective solutions; we will teach you how to implement those solutions to the best practical effect.

The LPC is divided into two sections: Stages 1 and 2:

Stage 1 consists of the core areas of legal practice and development of practical skills. Aspects of professional practice will also feature on a pervasive basis, to include professional conduct and regulation, wills and administration of estates, solicitors' accounts, and taxation. This section of includes the practical skills of advocacy, drafting, interviewing and advising, legal writing, and practical legal research.

Stage 2 will develop your specialist knowledge of three electives from the following range:Commercial law and practice, commercial leases, employment law, family law, housing and welfare benefits law, Insurance law and practice, Private acquisitions, private client.

Visit the Legal Practice PgDip page on the Plymouth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A qualifying law degree normally of at least second-class honours standard, actual or predicted, or an average of at least 50%, actual or predicted, in the Common Professional Examination or a recognised GDL. Members of the Institute of Legal Executives who have satisfied the Law Society of successful completion of the academic stage of training are also eligible to apply for entry to the course. Applications that do not meet these criteria will be considered in exceptional circumstances.

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