Legal Practice Course

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The Legal Practice Course

The Legal Practice Course (LPC) forms the vocational stage of your training to qualify as a solicitor. The compulsory course is designed to build on your academic study of law so that you are better equipped for practice

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LPC applications fall by 10 per cent as fees continue to climb

Applications for the Legal Practice Course (LPC) have dropped by 10 per cent compared to this time last year.

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SRA defends its record after leaving students out of pocket

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has defended its handling of reducing student enrolment costs, after students who enrolled before its decision to slash registration costs were left out of pocket.

Insight

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Crystal ball: Will the future of the legal profession be heavenly or hellish?

27-Nov-2013 | By Richard Simmons

The future of law? Degree. LPC. Training contract. Qualification. It’s been the standard route to law for years – but will it be in the future? Lawyer 2B gazes into the crystal ball…

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Funding: Cash on delivery

18-Feb-2013 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Becoming a solicitor is expensive, but if you’re sure it’s the right career for you, it’s worth every penny. Becky Waller-Davies reports on the help available

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Firm grounding

Law firm-specific business qualifications could be the next big thing. But what exactly do they offer?

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Earn while you learn: Eversheds launches LPC with BPP Law School

Leading law firm training partners and course providers fear that a lack of flexibility in the solicitors’ ­qualification regime is hampering the English legal profession’s competitiveness - and they are pressing ­regulators to reform the process.

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It's all academic

Professional regulators and academics both love a meaty research project, and when the two combine forces it is time to sit back and watch the layers of complexity pile up like dung at a livestock show.

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Track suitability

The hike in tuition fees has sparked renewed interest in extended law degrees. Could the pilot of a five-year option spell the end of the training contract altogether? asks Jonathan Ames

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