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Useful contacts

Law degree courses

Apply to:

The Universities and Colleges Admission Services (UCAS)
Rose Hill
New Barn Lane
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GL52 3LZ
Tel: 0871 468 0468
UCAS website

LPC and CPE/GDL courses

Applications for full-time places on the Legal Practice Course and Common ProfessionalExamination/Graduate Diploma in Law course are administered by the Central Application Board. To apply for a full-time place call:

  • Legal Practice Course: 01483 301 282.
  • Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law Course: 01483 451 080.

For details of all LPC, CPE and GDL courses, write to:
The Central Applications Board
PO Box 84
Central Applications Board (CABS) website

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

If you are interested in following the legal executive routes to qualification, contact:

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Kempston Manor
MK42 7AB
Tel: 01234 841 000
CILEx website

Institute of Paralegals

2nd Floor, Berkeley Square House
Berkeley Square
London W1J 6BD
Tel: 020 7587 3917
Institute of Paralegals website

National Association of Licensed Paralegals

LG.02 Lincoln House,
1-3 Brixton Road,
Tel: 0845 862 7000
National Association of Licensed Paralegals website

The Bar Council

For more information on a career as a barrister, contact:

Education and Training Department
General Council of the Bar
289 High Holborn
Tel: 020 7242 0082
The Bar Council website

Careers Service

Careers advisers at teaching institutions have a wide range of reading materials. Students can approach their careers advice team directly for information and resources.

Local authorities/commerce and industry

Students looking for trainee placements within commerce, industry or local authorities should contact the relevant organisation directly.

Law Society Gazette

The Gazette jobs provides access to the latest legal jobs
Law Gazette Jobs website

The Magistrates' Association

For information on a career in the Magistrates' Court Service, contact:

The Magistrates Association
28 Fitzroy Square
Tel: 020 7387 2353
Magistrates Association website

Crown Prosecution Service

For training and job details, contact:

The Staff Management Unit
Crown Prosecution Service
Rose Court
2 Southwark bridge
London SE1 9HS
Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)


For information on training and vacation placements in government:

GLS Recruitment Team
11th Floor, Lower Castle Street
Tel: 0117 923 4417
Government Legal Service website

Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society

Support, advice and networking opportunities for students, trainees and newly qualified solicitors:
Visit the Junior Lawyers Division web page

Solicitors Regulation Authority

For additional information on qualification requirements and a list of firms authorised to take trainee solicitors telephone 0370 606 2555 or visit the SRA website.

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