When and how to apply
Law undergraduates should apply from September onwards in their final year, while non-law graduates should do so from September onwards in their GDL year. The application system has been changed so that there is no longer a closing date for applications; rather, applications are dealt with as they are submitted and institutions are notified weekly of new submissions.
There is no longer a requirement for students to enrol with the SRA prior to commencing the LPC, but there remains an SRA check on character and suitability. As such, there is a requirement to disclose any issues that relate to character and suitability (eg, criminal convictions or cautions, evidence of cheating in exams or any county court judgments) before training commences. Prospective LPC students do have the option to apply for a check if they wish before they start the LPC.