Is The Legal Practice Course Training Future Solicitors to Avoid Professional Negligence?

Davies, Mark R (1996) Is The Legal Practice Course Training Future Solicitors to Avoid Professional Negligence? In: Allen, M (ed.) Web Journal of Current Legal Issues 1996 Yearbook. Blackstone Press, pp. 247-270. ISBN 9781854315151

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Abstract

In 1993 the Law Society for England and Wales introduced the Legal Practice Course as the final major taught and examined stafe of solicitors' training replacing the previous Law Socity Finals Course. In this article it is argued that many of the occurrences of solicitors negligence result not from a lack of legal knowledge but from poor working practices. The article considers whether the LPC meets the challenge of better preparing future solicitors for a modern and changing practice environment. It will be argued that the consideration of solicitors negligence has an important contribution to make to the current debate about the measurement of the quality of professional services. From this consideration will be given to the question whether the LPC, coupled with some current perceptions of the quality of the training contract, is the best way of minimising solicitors negligence in the future.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law
L Education
Depositing User: Mark Davies
Date Deposited: 14 May 2012 09:31
Last Modified: 14 May 2012 10:07
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39302

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