Legal Practice Course


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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Legal education: are the right things being taught? video


The legal landscape is changing and questions are being raised about whether legal education is still fit for purpose. Lawyer 2B assembled some experts to give their views…


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…

Law Society

Funding: Cash on delivery

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


Firm grounding

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


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.


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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​Kaplan Law School closes LPC and GDL to focus on “innovative new products”


Kaplan Law School has closed its Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) to focus on “innovative new products” which will cater to new legal education frameworks. 

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Kaplan Law School loses Shearman & Sterling to University of Law


Kaplan Law School has lost Shearman & Sterling as a client after the US firm switched its Legal Practice Course (LPC) training to the University of Law.

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ULaw to students: get half your fees back if you're not working in ‘legal or commerce’ after nine months


The University of Law promised to reimburse Legal Practice Course (LPC) graduates with 50 per cent of their fees if they fail to find employment within the ‘legal and commerce fields’ after nine months of graduating.

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ULaw loses Baker & McKenzie as firm switches to BPP


The University of Law has lost American giant Baker & McKenzie as a client, with the firm choosing to send its prospective trainees to rival educator BPP.


​Trowers & Hamlins leaves Kaplan for University of Law


Trowers & Hamlins’ training will be provided by the University of Law for the next three years, after the firm ditched its former education provider Kaplan Law School.


ULaw teams up with Exeter Uni to offer GDL and LPC in Devon


The University of Law (ULaw) will teach its Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) on the University of Exeter’s main campus from September 2015.