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Applying For The Legal Practice Course

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The Legal Practice Course is designed for applicants who are currently studying or have obtained their Qualifying Law Degrees (QLD/LLB) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) in the UK or for those who have been admitted to the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FILEx).

The LPC is not designed for students who have studied law degrees outside of the UK – unless the degree has been recognised by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as a qualifying law degree.

Please refer to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) website for a list of the institutions that offer qualifying law degrees together with the award titles of the qualifying degrees.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply for the LPC you must have:

Or

  • Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FILEx)

From September 2021, a new route to qualification as a solicitor - the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) - will be launched and will eventually replace the current GDL/LPC route. To read more about which route may be best for you during the transition period, see 'Should I choose to qualify under the GDL/LPC or SQE route?' in the FAQs section.