Foundations for the LPC 2008-2009

Foundations for the LPC 2008-2009

Paperback Legal Practice Course Guides

By (author) George Miles, By (author) Clare Firth, By (author) Paulene Denyer, By (author) Zoe Ollerenshaw, By (author) Pauline Laidlaw, By (author) Imogen Clout, By (author) Rachel Cutts

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 544 pages
  • Dimensions: 206mm x 290mm x 30mm | 1,338g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199542309
  • ISBN 13: 9780199542307
  • Edition: 12, Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised edition

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Foundations for the LPC offers an excellent base for students who need to understand the key principles of the core and pervasive topics on the Legal Practice Course. As well as offering complete coverage of foundation topics, it illustrates the importance of the professional conduct that underlies work in legal practice by including extracts from the Law Society's new draft Code of Conduct. The text includes worked examples and scenarios throughout to illustrate key points and aid understanding, and checkpoints and summaries to test comprehension of the core material. This guide is essential reading for all students and a useful reference source for practitioners. Online Resource Centre A test bank of multiple choice questions closely tied to the material included in the book offers lecturers an excellent tool for testing their students' knowledge of the topics covered. Diagrams included in the text are available for lecturers to download from the web site for use in lecturers or other teaching materials.

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George Miles, Solicitor, sometime Associate Dean, Head of Professional Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, University of the West of England, Bristol Clare Firth, Solicitor, Senior Lecturer in Legal Practice at the University of Sheffield Imogen Clout, Solicitor and family mediator, formerly Lecturer in Legal Practice at the University of Sheffield Rachel Cutts, Solicitor, former Lecturer in Legal Practice at the University of Sheffield Zoe Ollerenshaw, Solicitor, Lecturer in Legal Practice at the University of Sheffield Paulene Denyer, Solicitor, Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol Elizabeth Smart, Solicitor, Senior Academic, Full-time LPC Programme Leader at BPP Law School, Leeds Pauline Laidlaw, Solicitor, Deputy Director of Legal Practice at the University of Sheffield

Table of contents

1: PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT; 1. Professional Conduct; 2. Financial Services; 2: EU LAW; 3. EU Law; 3: 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. Introduction to the taxation of sole proprietors and partnerships; 11. Introduction to the taxation of trusts and settlements; 4: PROBATE AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES; 12. Introduction to probate and administration of estates; 13. Entitlement to the estate; 14. Application for a grant of representation; 15. Post-grant practice; 5: HUMAN RIGHTS; 16. Human Rights; Appendix 1: Answers to self-test questions; Appendix 2: Investments; Appendix 3: Solicitors' Financial Services (Scope) Rules 2001; Appendix 4: Solicitors' Financial Services (Conduct of Business) Rules 2001