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Current Trainees

Current Trainees

Dear Trainee,

On behalf of the staff at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) may I welcome you to the Institute. I am delighted you have chosen to join us and hope that you have a challenging and rewarding time.

Our aim is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and Professional attributes so you can embark on your chosen legal career with confidence.

During your time at IPLS you will be given opportunities to participate in a number of extra-curricular activities including Moots and Competitions. I would encourage you to embrace these opportunities and engage fully in the life at IPLS.

The connections and friendships you form during your time here will provide an invaluable network when you join the professional world.

We look forward to working with you.


Barbara Jemphrey



Trainee Handbook

The trainee handbook for 2019-20 is available using the following link Trainee Handbook 2019 - 2020

 Important Dates

Semester Start Date: Monday, 23rd September 2019                          

Semester End Date: Friday, 13th December 2019


IPLS Exceptional Circumstances

If you believe your performance has been adversely affected by exceptional circumstances you must provide the relevant evidence and the form which you can find at the website to the Institute.

Please note that the Institute deadlines differ from those applicable to the rest of the University and which are detailed on the website.