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Legal Practice Course
Postgraduate course
LLM

Legal Practice Course (LPC)

Law

Overview

This course is the full masters version of the LPC and part of the vocational stage of your training if you wish to qualify as a solicitor. It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, covers a range of legal subjects prescribed by the authority and meets its training requirements.

To thoroughly prepare you for your legal career, your learning will focus on realistic case studies and you will explore the challenges of professional practice in workshops. You will be taught by qualified lawyers with significant professional expertise and experience. They will support your learning and will help you develop the skills needed to meet the demands of a competitive industry.

Leeds Law School has extensive links with the city's legal community to help you expand your networks, build your profile and improve your employment prospects.

You could choose to study the LLM Legal Practice either full-time or part-time. If you choose to study the PG Dip Legal Practice it will provide credit points at masters level and you could enhance your future employability by completing a dissertation with a view to being awarded a masters in law.

Alternatively, you could choose to study for a postgraduate diploma in legal practice. You can find further details on our PG Dip Legal Practice page .

Changes to legal education and training
Legal education and training is currently under detailed review by professional regulators in the legal sector. The review will examine the routes currently open and the qualifications required to become a solicitor or barrister, and includes a reflection on changes to and removal of existing routes, as well as the possibility of establishing new ones.

Currently, students can complete a qualifying law degree, the Graduate Diploma Law (GDL) and then the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to become a barrister, this route will remain unchanged until summer 2017 at the earliest. The route of a qualifying law degree or GDL, and then the Legal Practice Course to qualify as a solicitor will remain in place until summer 2019.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) will announce their findings as soon as possible and their decisions will then affect the available routes to qualification as a solicitor or barrister.

For more information visit the SRA and BSB websites.

Solicitors Regulation Authority website

Bar Standards Board website
You will be taught by lawyers with extensive professional expertise. Our close links with the legal profession in Leeds will enable you to widen your industry networks and enhance your employment prospects.

Your course will be highly focused on enhancing your employability and developing your professionalism. You will be paired with a professional mentor from the local legal community, who will provide practical support and professional guidance to help you excel in your course and progress in your career.

Leeds is one of the UK's largest legal centres with a wealth of placement and job opportunities. You will be able to take advantage of the established professional networks we have built up over many years. Local law firms engage with us by teaching, leading career development sessions, acting as mentors and judging and providing prizes for a number of legal competitions.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours qualifying Law degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE). Applicants are required to provide a letter from their awarding institution to confirm they hold a qualifying Law degree.

If you would like to study this course full-time you will need to make your initial application through the Central Applications Board at this link.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link, please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours qualifying Law degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE). Applicants are required to provide a letter from their awarding institution to confirm they hold a qualifying Law degree.

If you would like to study this course full-time you will need to make your initial application through the Central Applications Board at this link.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link, please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Caroline Acton

Careers

Caroline Acton
Solicitor ESP Law Limited

PG Dip Legal Practice Course

“Studying law at Leeds Beckett put me right in the heart of Leeds’ business and legal community which enhanced my professional experience, I was taught by solicitors who gave me a true insight into this fascinating and rewarding career.

Modules & learning

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You will be introduced to a range of business operations, primarily partnerships and companies, and you will examine law and practice in relation to their formation, ongoing management and dissolution.

Gain the skills so you can provide advice and assistance to a client at each critical stage of a property transaction.

Gain the skills required to provide advice and assistance to a client in the critical stages of civil and criminal litigation.

Learn practical advocacy skills and knowledge to present cases before courts and tribunals.

Learn to apply the principles of good drafting in the creation and amendment of formal legal documents.

Gain effective interviewing skills for communicating with clients so you can respond to their needs and provide instructions and advice.

This module will introduce you to a range of primary and secondary legal sources. You will learn how to analyse and evaluate them to produce legal solutions.

Develop your writing skills so that you can communicate clearly and concisely to instil your reader with confidence in your capability as a lawyer.

Gain an understanding of professional ethics and learn to apply and act in accordance with the core duties of the Solicitors' Code of Conduct.

This module will teach you a basic understanding of the Solicitors' Accounts Rules 2011.

Gain the skills to be able to advise clients about the taxation framework in England and Wales.

Gain an understanding of the common clauses of a will, what happens when someone dies without making a will and the necessary steps to administer an estate. You will also learn about the tax consequences of death.

Become an expert in an area of particular interest through researching and writing your dissertation.

You will be introduced to areas of practice in which commercial lawyers are required to advise with the drafting of commercial agreements, intellectual property rights, competition law, and agency and distribution agreements.

This module will prepare you for working in employment law and practice.

You will be introduced to the law surrounding cases of patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007).

You will be introduced to the fundamental principles of the law and practice of personal injury and clinical negligence litigation.

This module will prepare you for practice in the sale and purchase of private limited companies and business assets.

Gain the practical skills required to provide advice and assistance to a client in the context of a business dispute.

This module will give you the practical skills needed to draft and negotiate commercial leases and to give appropriate advice on the effect of obligations under the terms of commercial leases.

Gain the skills required to provide advice and assistance to a client in relation to a range of family matters.

Leeds Beckett University
Yvonne Marsh
Course Director
As well as leading our Legal Practice Course, Yvonne teaches intellectual property law, commercial law, civil litigation and a variety of legal skills. She is responsible for co-ordinating our mentoring scheme, which offers a valuable insight into the legal profession.
Being able to make a positive impact, however slight, on a student's development is extremely rewarding. My life as a solicitor also enables me to enrich my teaching sessions by drawing on my legal experiences. I aim to show the practical application of the law in a variety of real-life commercial and personal situations to bring this fascinating subject to life.
PG Dip Legal Practice Yvonne Marsh
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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
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Facilities

  • Portland
    Portland

    Leeds Law School is located in Portland, close to the city's legal quarter. Our students can hone their legal expertise in purpose-built facilities, including our very own courtroom.

  • Courtroom
    Courtroom

    Our students can hone their legal expertise in purpose-built facilities, including our very own courtroom.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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