AS Law - Solicitors

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Solicitors

Background

  • Over 110,000 solicitors in England and Wales
  • They are controlled by the law society

Training (Stages)

1.      Academic

2.      Vocational

3.      Practical

4.      Post qualifications

1: Academic stage

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    • Gain a law degree
    • Those with a degree in another subject do an extra year of core legal studies and take the Common Professional Exam (CPE) or the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)

2: Vocational stage

  1.  
    • The student will then complete a 1 year Legal Practice Course (LPC)
    • Stage 1 trains:

1.      Core skills

2.      Core modules

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    • Stage 2 trains:

1.      Elective modules, where the student selects their own modules

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    • What the LPC teaches trainee solicitors:
      • Paperwork
      • Dealing with clients
      • Constructing letters and wills
      • Conveyancing

3: Practical stage

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    • The student must gain a training contract
    • Work for a solicitors firm for 2 years to gain practical experience
    • They are paid, but not at the full rate of a solicitor
    • What will the student do:
      • Work at a firm for experience
      • Watch what solicitors do
      • Take their own cases, with supervison

 

4: Post qualification stage

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