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Foundations for the LPC

Twenty-sixth edition

Clare Firth, Elizabeth Smart, Lucy Crompton, Helen Fox, Frances Seabridge, and Jennifer Seymour

June 2022

ISBN: 9780192858801

328 pages

In Stock

Legal Practice Course Manuals

Price: £37.99

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 administraion 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 Oxford Learning Link will be available from 15 July 2022. Access must be redeemed by 1 August 2024

About the Author(s)

Clare Firth, LLB, Solicitor (non-practising), Director of Legal Practice, University of Sheffield, Elizabeth Smart, LLB, Solicitor, Lucy Crompton, LLB, LLM, Solicitor (non-practising), former Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University, Helen Fox, LLB, Solicitor (non-practising), Frances Seabridge, LLB, Solicitor (non-practising), and Jennifer Seymour, LLB, Solicitor, Pro Bono Coordinator, University of Law

Clare Firth, LLB, Solicitor (non-practising), former Senior Lecturer in Legal Practice, Director of Legal Practice, University of Sheffield, Visiting Lecturer, University of Law

Professor Elizabeth Smart, LLB, Solicitor

Lucy Crompton, LLB, LLM, Solicitor (non-practising), former Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

Helen Fox, LLB, Solicitor (non-practising)

Frances Seabridge, LLB, Solicitor (non-practising)

Jennifer Seymour, LLB, Solicitor, Pro bono Coordinator, University of Law

Table of Contents

    Part 1: Professional Conduct
    1:Ethics, professional conduct and regulation
    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

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