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What are the qualifications needed to become a solicitor?
Law degree (or non-law degree and GDL), Legal Practice Course, 2-year training contract
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What are the qualifications needed to become a barrister?
Law degree (or non-law degree and GDL), Bar Professional Training Course, Pupilage
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What is meant by 'cab-rank rule'?
Barristers must accept any case referred to them
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After 10 years in practice, a barrister can apply to be a what?
QC (Queen's Council)
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Which profession is self-employed?
Barrister
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Describe some of the contentious work solicitors do
Divorce, child custody ect. (disputes)
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Which 2 courts are solicitors allowed to advocate in?
Magistrates and County court
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Describe some of the work solicitors do outside of court
Negotiations, legal advise ect.
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Work of solicitors in court
Advocacy, bail applications ect.
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What unit of law does the LPC cover?
Contract law, tort law, criminal law...
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Who is the person that gives cases to a barrister?
Barristers clerk
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What happens during a puilage?
Shadow an experienced barrister and have their own cases
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Direct access to a barrister is allowed for what case?
Cival case
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The 'cab rank rule' doesn't apply when..
There is direct access
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How many years does it take for a solicitor to complete a training contract?
Two
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If you've taken a non-law degree, you start off by taking a...
Graduate Diploma in Law
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What are the qualifications needed to become a barrister?

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Law degree (or non-law degree and GDL), Bar Professional Training Course, Pupilage

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What is meant by 'cab-rank rule'?

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After 10 years in practice, a barrister can apply to be a what?

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Which profession is self-employed?

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Comments

Smith E

Pupillage is misspelt, otherwise a very helpful set of flip cards. Card 3 on the cab rank rule could be fleshed out a little bit, as could the sections on 'work' undertaken by solicitors and barristers (this is a very open ended question, either professional can potentially undertake a wide range of work). Further, solicitors can have higher rights of audience all the way up to the Supreme Court. What these cards do well, however, is trigger areas of law to consider in an exam, rather than provide a comprehensive summary of legal principles.

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