In brief: TSG suggests replacement for LPC

A proposal by the Trainee Solicitors' Group could see the Legal Practice Course pared down and some of its content transferred to the training contract. In its response to the review of legal education conducted by the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct (ACLEC), the TSG says the LPC should be cut and specialist and skills training introduced during articles. The new plan would cut student debt and do away with unnecessary study. A new Legal Practice Foundation course would replace the LPC, focusing on procedure and the generic areas of law. During a training contract optional subjects would be studied on Specialist Core Courses and skills training would be introduced through a Skills Development Course.