The long and winding road
You may only be in the second year of your degree course, but important decisions regarding your training contract will need to be made soon. Felicity Clarke looks at the options open to you and finds that a bit of planning and a lot of hard work make getting the job you want a whole lot easier
Step 1Get your degreeA qualifying law degree is a first step on the road to becoming a solicitor. It will exempt you from the common professional examination (CPE), provided it covers all seven foundations of legal knowledge – obligations I (contract) and II (tort), criminal law, equity and law of trusts, law of the European Union, property law and public law. Once completed, and within seven years of graduation, you can then apply for the legal practice course (LPC).
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