All good things come to an end. The author of this blog has passed his LPC. Life changes and moves forward.
To qualify in UK law as a solicitor (attorney) requires a law degree, or some other degree and a conversion course called a GDL. Having met one of those criteria, you must then take a qualification called a Legal Practitioner’s Certificate (LPC).
It has been 4 long years. 2 years to study the GDL on weekends, and 2 years to study the LPC. On Wednesday I received my results for the LPC. I have passed and indeed obtained a distinction in several modules. I still can and will do an extra dissertation to make it a Master’s Degree in Law – but I now already have the credential I need if I wish to become a trainee solicitor and practice law in England and Wales.
I also did three electives, Advanced Criminal Practice, Family Law as well as Personal Injury.
In some ways it is sad. I have had my last law class, and seen the classroom for the last time. I have eaten my last meal in the cafeteria. On the other hand, I have paid my last course fee.
I am not sure if I will change career. To become a trainee lawyer would require a pay cut in the short term, and I can use my qualifications to advance further in IT as well as in my charity work. I have decided however that I will continue this blog and some of my charity work. Whatever else happens now, I know of what I speak.