- Series: Blackstone Legal Practice Course Guide
- Paperback: 334 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 19 edition (August 25, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0198737696
- ISBN-13: 978-0198737698
- Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 0.9 x 8.1 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,387,302 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Foundations for the LPC 2015-16 (Blackstone Legal Practice Course Guide) 19th Edition
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Clare Firth, Solicitor (non-practising), Senior Lecturer in Legal Practice, formerly Director of Legal Practice, University of Sheffield,Elizabeth Smart, Solicitor (non-practising),Kathryn Wright, Solicitor (non-practising),Lucy Crompton, Solicitor (non-practising), Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University,Helen Fox, Solicitor (non-practising), LPC Award Director, Staffordshire University,Frances Seabridge, Solicitor (non-practising), Senior Lecturer, Staffordshire University,Susan Wigglesworth, Solicitor (non-practising), Senior Lecturer, Staffordshire University
Clare Firth, LLB, Solicitor (non-practising), Senior Lecturer in Legal Practice, formerly Director of Legal Practice, University of Sheffield
Elizabeth Smart, LLB, Solicitor (non-practising)
Dr Kathryn Wright, LLB, Solicitor (non-practising)
Lucy Crompton, LLB, Solicitor (non-practising), Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University
Helen Fox, LLB, Solicitor (non-practising), LPC Award Director, Staffordshire University
Frances Seabridge, LLB, Solicitor (non-practising), Senior Lecturer, Staffordshire University
Susan Wigglesworth, LLB, Solicitor (non-practising), Senior Lecturer, Staffordshire University
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An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers
The Oxford University Press, through their main publications for practitioners and academics, and also with their online services including Law Trove, offer students detailed information which can be well trusted as OUP are highly reliable providers of some of the most useful legal learning materials around.
We do not normally review many of the main core texts but we do recommend their excellent title “Foundations for the LPC” for 2015-2016 which covers the compulsory foundation areas of the Legal Practice Course as set out in the LPC outcomes. These include the following: professional conduct, tax and revenue law, and wills and administration of estates.
This book also discusses human rights law, a topic now taught across the LPC course in view of its importance in every aspect of law. The authors have created worked examples and scenarios throughout to illustrate the key points they wish to make which is essential for a successful learning outcome to the LPC course.
We recognise that this guide is an essential reading tool for all learners and it is also a most useful reference source for practitioners as it is so easy to forget things! To aid understanding and to test the understanding of the core material for the course, checkpoints and summaries feature in every chapter. Of particular help is the “Online Resource Centre” with the resources which now accompany the text including useful web links, forms, and diagrams which can be updated so much more quickly with this new interactive facility fast becoming the norm for legal teaching.
“Foundations for the LPC” features coverage of the following areas of study set out in the contents: the essential elements of the law and the areas which impact upon legal practice are covered in detail, offering all of the information needed to enable learners and tutors to work through these compulsory areas easily; the diagrams, flowcharts, examples, and specimen forms to ensure that the law is put into context, enabling learners to understand the practical application of the law; The checkpoints and summaries which allow learners to access the key points quickly (a most important forensic skill) and provide a useful reference tool for summarizing knowledge and revising the covered topics; the diagrams from the book are available to tutors through the Online Resource Centre in a format that can be used both in the classroom and in handouts so it makes our lives as teachers much easier; and access to the digital version of this book comes with every purchase to enable a more flexible learning experience and is now very much in keeping with what modern students expect with their learning materials.
The new edition for the current academic year is fully revised and updated in accordance with the requirements of the SRA and LPC learning outcomes. The authors have revised the book’s structure to ensure that the manual covers all the relevant practical law and financial information necessary for LPC students.
The team of writers has now changed but we would like to mention the work of Zoe Ollerenshaw (whom many will know) who has now stepped down as an author as a new team takes over. We feel that the work still retains its overall and outstanding status as one of a number of OUP manuals which continue to maintain the highest teaching standards to make the lives of both students and tutors that much easier. Thank you, Zoe and the new team.