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Legal Secretary courses with OTC - UK

Legal Secretary Courses
with OTC  

If you have secretarial skills, fast track your career and become a Legal Secretary with OTC.   If you need a Refresher Legal Secretary Course to return to work, study with OTC.

In 1988, we developed and introduced Legal Secretary Courses in the City of London, UK which have since become widespread and so very popular. 

Our Conveyancing Course covers the Law Society Conveyancing Protocol. With over 29 years experience training legal secretaries and paralegals, we remain at the core for law course training. Study with OTC and qualify with a recognised Legal Secretary Diploma or a Legal Secretary Certificate in Litigation, Conveyancing, Wills and Probate.

Students can select Module 1, or Module 2, Module 3 or Module 4.

Our Legal Secretary Conversion Courses provide legal knowledge and legal practise necessary to carry out searches, make court applications, complete relevant search forms and procedures.

You are given practical legal skills training to work as a Legal Secretary within Conveyancing, Criminal Litigation, Civil Litigation, Matrimonial and Wills and Probate. Law covers several aspects and we offer the most popular areas within the legal sector either as a Single Module or Combined Modules.

Law Firms are departmentalised and Legal Secretaries can specialise in one or two areas of law without having to complete surplus subjects!

Legal Document Production and Legal Audio Transcription give you additional practise skills to engross legal documents and type legal dictation.

Professional Membership is available with the Institute of Paralegals which sets National Competency Standards for both Paralegals and Legal Secretaries in the UK and overseas.

As typing skills are extremely important for the Legal Secretary, you can test or increase your typing speed on www.typeonline.co.uk.

Our  Minimum Estimated Study Time for Modules 1, 2 and 4 is 5 weeks each and Module 3,  10 weeks, based on 2 hours study per week.  Students can complete in a longer or shorter time as they find suitable.  There is a 2-year time limit to complete any registered module.  Most students complete within 6 months.

If you already have secretarial skills, you can complete any of our Legal Secretary modules.

If you wish to specialise in Conveyancing, Module 1 must be completed.  On completion you will get the Legal Secretary Conveyancing Certificate.

If you wish to specialise in Litigation (Criminal, Civil and Matrimonial), Module 2 must be completed. On completion, you will get the Legal Secretary Litigation Certificate.

If you wish to complete the full Legal Secretary Diploma Course, Module 3 must be completed. 

If you wish to work in Wills and Probate, Module 4 must be completed to get the Legal Secretary Probate Certificate.


Legal Secretary Syllabus


Legal Secretary Conveyancing Courses - UK Courses

Module 1

Specialist Conveyancing Certificate

Conveyancing:

1. Buying and Selling Processes for properties in England and Wales

2. Purchasers Transaction for Freehold, Leasehold, Commonhold properties

3. Sellers Transaction for Freehold, Leasehold, Commonhold properties

4. Taking Instructions from Clients

5. Mortgages

6. Surveys

7. Bankruptcy Searches, Local Authority Searches, Priority Searches et al

8. Preparation of Contract for Sale

9. Preparation of Transfer of Land

10. Registration at HM Land Registry

11. Legal Audio Transcription

12. Legal Document Production, Engrossing Leases, Declaration of Trust et al)


Course Fees

Full Payment: £300.00 (including 10% discount)

Instalments: £110.00 x 3 monthly


On Completion, students will have a clear understanding of the various conveyancing procedures and be able to deal with Conveyancing Protocols for Vendors and Purchasers.

Legal Secretary Litigation courses - OTC UK

Module 2

Specialist Litigation Certificate

Criminal Litigation:
1. English Criminal Courts Structure, Jurisdiction, Personnel, Divided Profession.

2. Criminal Law Procedures, Police Arrests, Charge, CPS

3. Criminal Law

4. Trial

5. Sentencing Powers of the Courts

Civil Litigation:

1. English Civil Courts Structure, Jurisdiction, Personnel

2. Civil Procedures, Civil Procedure Rules 1998

3. Commencing Civil Court Cases

4. Preparing Claim Form, Particulars and Defence

Matrimonial:

1. Preparing Divorce Petitions

2. Dealing with Statement of Arragements for Children

3. Applying for Decree Absolute

4. Legal Audio Transcription

5. Legal Document Production, Engrossing Brief to Counsel, Defence, Particulars of Claim et al

Course Fees

Full Payment: £300.00 (including 10% discount)

Instalments: £110.00 x 3 monthly


On completion, students will understand of the various courts and procedures, be able to initiate cases within the Civil and Criminal Courts, complete various court applications, including Divorce cases, produce litigation documents.

Legal Secretary Diploma Courses - UK Courses

Module 3

Combined Conveyancing and Litigation Diploma

Conveyancing:
1. Buying and Selling processes for properties in England and Wales

2. Purchasers Transaction for Freehold, Leasehold, Commonhold properties

3. Sellers Transaction for Freehold, Leasehold, Commonhold properties

4. Taking Instructions from Clients

5. Mortgages

6. Surveys

7. Preparing searches using relevant forms for Local Authority Searches, Bankruptcy Searches, Priority Searches et al

8. Registration at HM Land Registry

9. Conveyancing Legal Audio Transcription

10. Conveyancing Document Production

Criminal Litigation:

11. English Criminal Courts Structure, Jurisdiction, Personnel, Divided Profession

12. Criminal Law Procedures, Police Arrests, Charge, CPS

13. Criminal Law

14. Trial

15. Sentencing Powers of the Courts

Civil Litigation

16. English Courts Structure, Jurisdiction and Personnel

17. Civil Procedures, Civil Procedure Rule 1998

18. Commencing Civil Court Cases

19. Preparing Claim Form, Particulars, Defence, Admission

Matrimonial:

20. Preparing Divorce Petitions

21. Dealing with Statement of Arrangements for Children

22. Applying for Decree Absolute

23. Litigation Legal Audio Transcription

24. Litigation Document Production

Course Fees

Full Payment: £500.00 (including 10% discount)

Instalments: £110.00 x 5 monthly

On completion, students will be capable of working within Conveyancing, Criminal Litigation, Civil Litigation and Matrimonial Departments 

Legal Secretary Wills and Probate courses - OTC UK

Module 4

Specialist Wills and Probate Certificate

Wills and Probate:


1. Creating a Valid Will

2. Elements of a Valid Will

3. Revocation of a Will

4. Roles of Executors, Trustees, Guardians, Administrators

5. Obtaining Grant of Probate

6. Rules of Intestacy

7. Contesting a Will under the Inheritance (Family and Dependents) Act 1975.

8. Probate Legal Audio Transcription

9. Probate Document Production, Engrossing Will, Codicil, et al

Course Fees

Full Payment: £300.00 (including 10% discount)

Instalments: £110.00 x 3 monthly

On completion students will be able to work within the Probate Department, have an understanding of creating, revoking Wills, deal efficiently with client's communication

Minimum Estimated Study Time for Modules 1, 2, 4:  5 weeks

Minimum Estimated Study Time for Module 3:  10 weeks

(based on 3 hours study per week)


Students have up to 2 years to complete the Modules for which they have registered.

Instalments are payable every 4 weeks and must be completed prior to exams.

Course material and exam fees are included within course fees.  There is an additional Re-sit Fee of £30.00 if students need to re-sit any exam.

Exam Re-sit:  £30.00

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