‘I got 50% on the GDL — should I resit exams or move onto the LPC?’

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I already have a 2:1 Scottish law degree

In the latest instalment in our Career Conundrums series, one aspiring lawyer is worried about their final results on the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). Should they retake the exams or continue on to the Legal Practice Course (LPC)?

“Hi, I have a Scottish law degree (upper second class) and have just got my results back for the GDL. I got an overall 50% (a pass). I have close to one-year of legal experience with a silver circle firm and I have also other summer vacation scheme, internship and open days/insight evenings experience.

I am really worried that my GDL results are really low and I am not sure whether I should resit the exams or whether to move on and try and do well on the LPC. I would like to qualify as a solicitor in England & Wales.”

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