Foundations for the LPC (25th edition)

ISBN : 9780192844279

Clare Firth; Elizabeth Smart; Lucy Crompton; Helen Fox; Frances Seabridge; Jennifer Seymour
344 Pages
206 x 292 mm
Pub date
Jul 2021
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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. The book also discusses human rights law, a topic now taught pervasively across the LPC course. Using worked examples and scenarios throughout to illustrate key points, this guide is essential reading for all students and a useful reference source for practitioners. To aid understanding and test comprehension of the core material, checkpoints and summaries feature in every chapter. Digital formats and resources This edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources. - 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 12 August 2021. Access must be redeemed by 30 June 2022. - The online resources include useful web links, forms, and diagrams.


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

About the author: 

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, Senior Tutor, University of Law

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