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Foundations for the LPC 2019-2020

Twenty-third edition

Clare Firth, Elizabeth Smart, Kathryn Wright, Lucy Crompton, Helen Fox, Frances Seabridge, and Susan Wigglesworth

July 2019

ISBN: 9780198838562

344 pages

In Stock

Legal Practice Course Manuals

Price: £35.99

The most practical companion for students and trainee solicitors examining the law in practice, using extensive case studies and online resources to provide expert guidance on conduct and procedure.



Foundations for the LPC covers the compulsory foundation areas of the Legal Practice Course as set out in the LPC outcomes: professional conduct, tax and revenue law, and wills and administration of estates. It also features coverage of human rights.

  • 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 students and lecturers to work through these compulsory areas with ease
  • Diagrams, flowcharts, examples, and specimen forms ensure that the law is put into context, enabling students to understand the practical application of the law
  • Checkpoints and summaries allow students to access the key points quickly and provide a useful reference tool for summarizing knowledge and revising the covered topics
  • Diagrams from the book are available to lecturers via the online resources in a format that can be used both in the classroom and in handouts
  • Access to a digital version of this book comes with every purchase to enable a more flexible learning experience - 12 months' access to this title on Law Trove will be available from 15 July 2019. Access must be redeemed by 30 June 2020

About the Author(s)

Clare Firth, Solicitor (non-practising), Senior Lecturer in Legal Practice, Director of Legal Practice, University of Sheffield, Elizabeth Smart, Solicitor (non-practising), National Teaching Fellow, Head of Law, Sheffield Hallam University, Kathryn Wright, Solicitor (non-practising), Lucy Crompton, Solicitor (non-practising), Helen Fox, Solicitor (non-practising), former Senior Lecturer, Staffordshire University, Frances Seabridge, Solicitor (non-practising), Teaching Fellow in Law, Aston University, and Susan Wigglesworth, Solicitor, Freelance Lecturer in Law

Table of Contents

    Part 1: Introduction
    1: Professional conduct
    2: Financial services
    3: Money laundering
    Part 2: Revenue Law
    4: An introduction to revenue law
    5: Income tax
    6: Capital gains tax
    7: Inheritance tax
    8: Corporation tax
    9: Value added tax
    10: Taxation of sole proprietors and partnerships
    11: Taxation of trusts and settlements
    Part 3: Wills and Administration of Estates
    12: Introduction to wills and administration of estates
    13: Entitlement to the estate
    14: Application for a grant of representation
    15: Post-grant practice
    Part 4: Human Rights
    16: Human rights

Additional Resources

Online resources accompanying the text include useful web links, forms, and diagrams.

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