Hi all I’m extremely happy to repost here another QLTS success story.
For everyone’s benefit, read below David’s recent comment on how he managed to pass the MCT with an overall 73% mark. This will be particularly helpful to US and other Common Law qualified solicitors.
I’m glad that David passed the MCT, and I’m glad that he made using the books suggested here.
Read David’s tips for a boost in your confidence, and if you have additional story to share, leave a comment or get in touch!
“I just wanted to say thanks for posting these resources. I used the Oxford Concentrate books and review questions to prepare for the February 2017 MCT and got the email that I had passed last Friday.
My basic approach was to print out the list of Day One Outcomes A1-A11 from the Kaplan website and to then prioritize them based on my own (perceived) familiarity with them.
I am an attorney in the States, so contracts and torts were at the bottom of the list, while English Constitutional Law, EU Law, and Human Rights Law were at the top.
I read the Concentrate books for English Legal System, Constitutional Law, and EU Law very closely and prepared good outlines.
I was perhaps a little over-prepared for the constitutional law topics and I was definitely over-prepared on EU law.
I had about the right level of preparation on everything else, although I should note (for the benefit of any other American lawyers reading this) the Brits have changed the rules of property quite a bit and a lot of the “old common law” stuff you learned in law school (like the rule against perpetuities) is out the window.
On a related note, the contract and tort law stuff will be pretty familiar, but be sure to learn the names of the key Acts (like Sale of Goods Act 1979) and also be sure to have overview knowledge of key cases like Tremain v Pike (the rat disease/duty/negligence case).
I got 73% overall.”