Celebrated by respected reviewers and loved by students
“…well-structured, clear and considered…hundreds of LPC students will be thankful for Montagu and Weston’s companionship over the course of their studies for their explanations and aids to revision.” Solicitors Journal, 2010
“For only £35, anyone studying the LPC cannot afford to miss out on this excellent text which is a great investment, a fantastic revision aid and a superb supplement to lesson.“ Student Law Journal, 2012
Half way through my LPC, and this book has helped me achieve an average grade of 85% thus far. It strikes a perfect balance between being concise and comprehensive, and is formatted for easy and quick reference with its many tables, bullets, and flowcharts. I’ve often drawn up my own tables and notes only to find better in the book.
2 Mar 2009, By Ele C “Ele818”
This review is from: Legal Practice Companion 2008-09 (Legal Practice Course Guide) (Paperback)
I have to say I was little sceptical about purchasing any book relating to the LPC but this is a real dream; it explains everything you need to know in an easy and understandable way. The book itself is thick and looks off-putting but don’t let it, you will be amazed at the information that it contains and the ease with which you will pick up ideas and thought process you need to be a solicitor.
The flow charts and diagrams make learning and understanding much quicker. I cannot reccommend this book enough, even if you are a hard up student this book is a must.
Without question the single most important purchase you will make as an LPC student. For those of you at the C of L, you may be encouraged to ignore this book as I was. I say to you, do so at your own peril. If you wish to gain a competitive advantage and cut down on your work load, then here is your answer. You will not be disappointed.
As an LPC student the biggest problem I faced was adapting to ‘open book’ exams, as there simply wasn’t time to look up everything that I felt I should check before committing myself to paper.
This ingenious study guide is provides instant, easily digestible summmaries of all of the key issues of the course. Although it is by no means a substitue for the reference books recommended for the course, this is an invaluable supplement.
I ordered this book after doing a law degree and reading various books and extracts on the net about legal practice. This book does require some pre-legal enthusiasm, but it is also written for students and lawyers who do not know the legal area very well, because of this it is basic enough for anyone to understand. It also gives legislative pointers and Practice Direction examples. If you want to understand what the legal profession do and how some of it is done, then buy this.
I studied at the College of Law and this book was a life saver. I took it into a printers and had the spine cut off and whole punched so that I could take it into the exams and I made a really concise index for each subject so I could find what I needed really quickly. It really was worth the money and helped me get a distinction! I only wish they had done a similar book for the electives!
Review from the Student Law Journal:
The Legal Practice Course (the “LPC”) is the first time that many undergraduates apply their legal knowledge to practical situations. When this basic, but fundamental, skill is combined with topics like accounting, professional conduct and taxation, students can be quickly overwhelmed. Fortunately, Legal Practice Companion 2011-2012 provides a fantastic flashlight, explaining the key principles in a logical and straight-forward way, through what may otherwise be the dark days of the LPC!
Written by two practising solicitors, Legal Practice Companion 2011-2012 sets out the LPC’s key principles in one handy-sized (if rather substantial!) volume. It is split into eight chapters: conduct; accounts; taxation; wills, probate and administration; conveyancing; business; civil litigation; and criminal litigation. Each topic provides the essential building blocks from which the reader can develop their understanding. Unless you have taken excellent notes, it is unlikely you have the excellent overview that Legal Practice Companion 2011-2012 provides.
Legal Practice Companion 2011-2012 is packed with a number of superb features. Firstly, each topic is dealt with concisely with the authors making excellent use of flow charts and check-lists. It is these features which students will find particularly invaluable during revision time or as memory aids during exams. Secondly, the material is expertly cross-referenced. This means that students tackling, for example, civil litigation can quickly find, and understand, the rules relevant to the problem question. Thirdly, it encourages students to develop good habits which will form the basis of their career. They are taught the basic building blocks upon which all other skills can be layered onto.
For me, Legal Practice Companion 2011-2012 is the best of the popular companion series. It is both a superbly written and accessible text. These features allow the reader to quickly understand the basic principles by providing a clear, accurate and engaging overview of each topic. The art of mastering the LPC relies on these skills being learned at an early stage. For only £35, anyone studying the LPC cannot afford to miss out on this excellent text which is a great investment, a fantastic revision aid and a superb supplement to lessons.
January 2012 by Russell J Kelsall, Solicitor, The Student Law Journal