Legal Practice Course

The Legal Practice Course (LPC) can be studied full or part-time and provides graduates who have completed the academic stage of legal training or Members or Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives with the professional, vocational stage of training as a solicitor. Apply for this course.

The course emphasises the skills which are required in practice and must be successfully completed prior to the commencement of a training contract

Why study the LPC at Wolverhampton?

  • Small class sizes allowing for individual support
  • Approachable teaching team operating an open-door policy
  • Dedicated LPC study area and resources
  • Mentoring scheme run in conjunction with local practitioners
  • Opportunity to gain practical work experience at the University Legal Advice Clinic
  • 20% fees discount for University of Wolverhampton alumni
  • Lower fees than other LPC providers
  • All books and materials provided
  • Careers tutor with practice experience and links to practitioners

"The best decision I made was to study the LPC at Wolverhampton, I couldn’t say anything but that it was absolutely brilliant.”
Alisha Rait, LLB and LPC graduate 2012 now working as Paralegal for Clive Shepherd & Co Solicitors

Meet the team

 

 

Chris Umfreville, Senior Lecturer, c. umfreville@wlv.ac.uk


Chris is the LPC Course Leader and teaches on Business Law and Practice, Property Law and Practice, Commercial Property Law and Insolvency Law and Practice.

 

Before joining the University Chris worked in the Restructuring team of an international law firm, working predominantly in the fields of insolvency, banking and commercial property, largely advising major banks and accountants and working on a number of multi-million pound insolvencies and financial restructurings.

 

Prof. Peter Walton, Professor in Law,
p.a.walton@wlv.ac.uk


Pete has taught at the University for over twenty-five years and has taught on the LPC since its creation in the early 1990's. He teaches Business Law and Practice, Solicitors' Accounts, Practical Legal Research and Insolvency Law and Practice.

Pete is the Co-Director of the University’s Law Research Centre. He has published widely on aspects of insolvency law and together with Professor Andrew Keay of Leeds University, co-authors a well-received textbook entitled Insolvency Law: Corporate and Personal published by Jordans. Pete is also involved in practice-focused research in the area of insolvency law.

 

Dawn Jones, Senior Lecturer,
D.Jones6@wlv.ac.uk


Dawn is the LPC Professional Development Tutor and teaches on Property Law and Practice, Probate and Administration and Commercial Law.

Before joining the University Dawn worked in the Commercial Property Department of a large law firm for twelve years, working predominantly for NHS Trust clients handling all aspects of the client’s property issues including the sale of a number of hospital sites to private developers.

 

Chris Busst, Senior Lecturer,  c.umfreville@wlv.ac.uk


Chris is the LPC Careers tutor and teaches on Business Law and Practice, Property Law and Practice, Commercial Property Law and Insolvency Law and Practice.

Before joining the University Chris worked in the Restructuring team of an international law firm, working predominantly in the fields of insolvency, banking and commercial property, largely advising major banks and accountants and working on a number of multi-million pound insolvencies and financial restructurings.

 

John Cotter, Senior Lecturer in Law,
john.cotter@wlv.ac.uk


John teaches on the Immigration and Welfare Law elective.

John is a graduate of University College Cork, Ireland [BCL (Law and German) (2004); LLB (First Class Honours) (2005)]. He was called to the Bar of Ireland in 2006 and practised in Dublin from 2007-2011, acquiring extensive knowledge of immigration and asylum law in practice during his pupillage. He is currently studying for a PhD on the Court of Justice of the EU at Trinity College Dublin.

 

Richard Glover, Senior Lecturer in Law,
r.glover@wlv.ac.uk


Richard teaches Employment law on the Legal Practice Course. He formerly worked in private practice as a criminal law solicitor in London and South Wales before joining the university in 1998. In recent years he has conducted research on the public order law and theft and speaks regularly at academic conferences. His most recent work has been on police cordons and breach of the peace. Richard's work has been published in journals including the Criminal Law Review, the Journal of Criminal Law, The International Journal of Maritime Law and Water Law.

Richard is the co-author of Murphy on Evidence (with Peter Murphy), 12th edition (Oxford University Press).


Emma Savvides, Equal Opportunities Tutor,
 emma.savvides@wlv.ac.uk

Emma is the LPC Equal Opportunities Tutor and teaches on Litigation and Family Law and Practice.

Before joining the University Emma worked in the Employment team of a national law firm. Emma carried out both transactional work and also litigation in the employment field. Her clients ranged from individuals to major commercial enterprises. She has also worked in providing advice in the not for profit sector and so has a broad range of experience.