The Core Modules

The following topics are covered in our LPC Answered Core Modules guide to the compulsory modules of the LPC:

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Civil Litigation

  • Key Terms
  • Pre-action Considerations
  • Timeline of an Action
  • The Claim Form and Other Documents
  • How to Draft Statements of Case – Particulars of Claim and Defences (with template documents)
  • Case Management, Allocation & Directions
  • Disclosure
  • Evidence
  • Experts
  • Interim Applications & Injunctions
  • Settlement
  • Part 36 Offers
  • Preparations for Trial
  • Costs
  • Enforcement of Judgments
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Jurisdiction

property law and practice

  • Key Terms
  • Investigating Title
  • Drafting the Contract
  • Exchange and Completion
  • Purchasing a New Property on an Estate
  • Unregistered Land
  • Leasehold Contracts
  • Landlord's Remedies
  • Leasehold Licences
  • Alienation – Sub-Leases & Assignment
  • Commercial Security of Tenure

Tax

  • Income Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Corporation Tax
  • VAT
  • Stamp Duty
  • Inheritance Tax

WILLS & THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES

  • Basics - Establishing and Distributing the Estate
  • Distribution under the Will
  • Distribution under the Intestacy Rules
  • The Grant of Representation
  • Personal Representatives – Duties & Powers
  • Inheritance Tax

skills

  • Research
  • Writing
  • Drafting
  • Interviewing
  • Advocacy

Criminal litigation

  • Conduct in Criminal Litigation
  • Public Funding
  • Key Police Powers & Obligations
  • Detainees' Rights
  • Advising at the Police Station
  • Evidence – At the Police Station & in Court
  • Court Bail
  • Court Procedure – Magistrates’ Court or Crown Court?
  • Preparation for Trial
  • Trial
  • Sentencing
  • Appeals

BUSINESS LAW AND PRACTICE

  • Key Terms
  • Choosing a Business Structure – Sole Trader, Partnership or Limited Company?
  • Setting up a Company
  • Company Decision-Making
  • Procedure Plans and Reporting Requirements
  • Directors' Powers and Duties
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Substantial Property Transactions
  • Loans to Directors
  • Shareholder Rights & Remedies
  • Allotment of Shares & Pre-emption Rights
  • Maintenance of Share Capital – Own Share Purchase & Redemption
  • Debt & Equity Finance – Procedures & Comparisons
  • Acquisitions / M&A – Share Sales, Asset Sales and Financial Assistance
  • Insolvency – Procedures, Administration, CVAs & Challenging Transactions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Partnerships
  • Business Accounts - Analysing Financial Statements
  • Example Procedure Plans for various types of transactions

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT & REGULATION

  • The SRA Code of Conduct:  
    • Client Care
    • Conflicts of Interest
    • Confidentiality
    • Disclosure
    • Undertakings
    • Your Relationship with the Court
  • The General Prohibition under section 19 FSMA
  • Financial Promotions under section 21 FSMA
  • Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing

Solicitors' Accounts

  • Underlying concepts
  • Double-entry bookkeeping
  • Various basic transactions
  • Property transactions
  • Dishonoured cheques
  • Accounting for VAT and interest
  • Financial Statements for clients