OSCE preparation books

The OSCE part of the QLTS is really different from the MCT, but I’ll try to give you an overview of the OSCE preparation books that you can use.

To use Kaplan’s definition:

“The OSCE examines Outcomes C, D and F of the SRA’s Day One Outcomes. Candidates are examined in the 3 practice areas of:

  • Business
  • Property and Probate
  • Civil and Criminal Litigation

In each of these practice areas candidates do each of the following exercises once:

  • Client interview
  • Completion of attendance note/case analysis
  • Advocacy/oral presentation
  • Legal research
  • Legal writing
  • Legal drafting

In total therefore candidates undertake 18 assessed exercises: 6 in Business, 6 in Property and Probate, and 6 in Civil and Criminal Litigation.

The client interview and completion of attendance note /case analysis are linked in that the attendance note/ case analysis is based on the information acquired during the client interview. The other exercises are based on scenarios that are not linked.”

You will find a number of Sample questions on the OSCE page, so that you can make yourself an idea.

Again, you can prepare the OSCE using a course provider or independently, using a bunch of books (listed below) and ideally forming study groups with fellow OSCE candidates.

A note on forming study groups: this is highly recommended, particularly if you have a civil law background and English is not your first language. Practicing with other students will be essential, as the examination will involve client interviewing, oral presentation and so on.

Now the list of books with the direct link to Amazon – remember to always check you are effectively getting the latest edition:

1. Legal Practice Companion – by Montagu and Weston.
2. Foundations for the LPC (Legal Practice Course Guide)
3. Civil Litigation 2016-2017 (Blackstone Legal Practice Course Guide)
4. Criminal Litigation 2015-2016 (Blackstone Legal Practice Course Guide)
5. Business Law 2016-2017 (Blackstone Legal Practice Course Guide)
6. Property Law 2016-2017 (Blackstone Legal Practice Course Guide)

If you have any suggestions for books that you believe should on this list, reach out!



About Alegher 54 Articles
Hi! My name is Marco and I’m the guy behind PasstheQlts. As you would imagine, I graduated in Law in Italy and qualified as a solicitor in Italy and Spain. I was working in house for a retail company for the last few years in Italy, but then decided I needed a change of perspective, culture, opportunities and so on. And London was the answer to my internal struggle! I moved to London and now it’s time to set the next steps in my career. To be totally honest I knew that the only logical step, unless you are looking for a career change (yes, but what?), if you want to practice Law in the UK, is what this blog is about: to pass the QLTS Exam, the Qualified Transfer Scheme! Really, I am just a guy who has the goal to pass the QLTS Exam to build a professional career in Law in London. I will share my study plan with you, read all the possible guides, interview successful candidates and try to post everything online. Of course any help, question, comment or suggestion from you will be greatly appreciated! Best of luck! Cheers! M

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  1. Dear sir
    I am a students of llb in India who is doing final year . so please send me anyone free guide and material for me . I will more interest on the QLTS exam as will become to be passed I hope anybody helped me advanced thanking you

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