Students warned on character issues

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has issued a deadline reminder for potential legal practice course (LPC) students with “character and suitability issues”.

Those students have been warned that they have until 2 April to submit their application and supporting documentation for enrolment with the SRA prior to starting an LPC in October.

Without that documentation, applications will not be processed the SRA has said.

Students can either send their documentation electronically to suitabilitycasework@sra.org.uk or via post to: Solicitors Regulation Authority, Authorisation, The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 1RN.

Late applications will only be considered when accompanied by a comprehensive explanation of the circumstances for the failure to meet the deadline.

Students without character and suitability issues, must apply for student enrolment one month in advance of their proposed LPC start date.

If students do not have both student enrolment and completion of the academic stage in place when commencing their LPC course, they will be asked to leave the course immediately.

Earlier this week it emerged that the former Oxford Brookes-run LPC acquired by the UoL will become substantially more expensive following the takeover and exceed the maximum career development loan by more than £1,000, thereby putting students’ study plans for this October under threat (25 March 2013).