Taught course

Legal Practice Course

Staffordshire University · Staffordshire Business School

Entry requirements

Certificate of eligibility from the Law Society, e.g. possession of qualifying law degree or common professional exam and student membership of Law Society.

Months of entry


Course content

The LPC is the postgraduate stage on the route to becoming a solicitor and represents a practical training for the solicitors' profession, where students learn how to put law into practice. Most students study the LPC after completing the academic stage of training by means of passing a law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).

In common with all UK institutions, as part of our LPC you will study:

Coure practice areas

  • Property law and practice: Study all elements of a property transaction including the searches and enquiries, exchange of contracts, pre and post completion as well as leasehold and new developments.
  • Litigation: Study Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Criminal Law and Practice, including detailed case analysis, varied and appropriate courses of action and appropriate funding and detailed procedure.
  • Business law and practice: Learn how to draft and interpret business accounts. Consider tax issues and advise on appropriate business organisations and common transactions.

Five specified legal skills

  • Writing skills: Study the appropriate use of media, writing style and content.
  • Drafting skills: Learn how to draft, amend and edit documents, and explain documents to clients and other parties.
  • Advocacy: Study case analysis, preparation and develop excellent oral presentations in a litigation context.
  • Interviewing skills: Learn how to conduct client interviews to obtain instructions, advise on the law and write to confirm your advice.
  • Practical legal research: Identifying the legal and practical considerations and advising on the law using up to date online legal resources used by legal practitioners.
  • Pervasive areas of professional conduct and regulation: Study the Code of Conduct dealing with realistic scenarios based on real issues which arise.
  • Wills and administration of estates: An introduction to will drafting and the administration of estates.
  • Solicitors' accounts rules:

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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