QLTS OSCE research and writing

Part 2 Theory


£110 – Legal Research Lecture and Attachments

£110 – Legal Writing individually marked and commented

Part 2 Practice

QLTS OSCE Legal Research And Writing

Being familiar with either Lexis or Westlaw Library will give you an excellent opportunity to do well in legal research in all practice areas and to improve your overall score. An important factor here is knowing how to complete the research record sheet correctly. Those who have done the LPC in the UK may have a certain advantage in this, as they are aware of how the sheet should be recorded. Your own awareness of the process may contribute to success in legal research.

So, to minimise the risk of not having your correct responses counted, make sure you know how to complete the record sheet.

Legal research lectures and materials

The set videos cover lectures and guidance on all aspects of legal research and two videos with screen-records of the research. This part also illustrates how to complete the record sheet when answering one of Kaplan's QLTS sample questions with the help of the Lexis Library platform. You can use the materials above as a step-by-step manual on what to do in legal research and how to do it in order to succeed. The videos and attachments provide for a common legal research structure applicable to any practice area.

Another crucial factor in legal research is time management. While time is of the essence in any part of the QLTS OSCE, in legal research it may well be the main issue. So the strategy for success is to avoid pauses by sticking to the research structure that you learn when preparing for the exam.

Get access to the databases

When subscribing to the databases, you can consider one of the following options:

  • All QLTS candidates are eligible for temporary access to Lexis Library and Westlaw at a reduced fee. A monthly subscription fee averages £350 + VAT [arrangements between Kaplan QLTS and LexisNexis]. For further details, please contact Lexis Library and Westlaw.
  • Alternatively, access to the databases can be obtained through a one-week free trial offer.

In general terms, intensive practice for a week or two may already be helpful. However, candidates must recognise their personal learning needs and abilities.

QLTS OSCE legal writing

The set videos include a live lecture on legal writing, explaining the key points which one should know in order to succeed in the exam (slides are not included). We offer legal writing and research mocks, which may be booked via our Superexam platform.

How to book legal research or writing mock sessions

In order to book writing or research mocks please contact us via the Question form on the left sidebar. We now schedule all the mock sessions via our Superexam platform, where you may book particular simulations in the area of law you want, choosing between different time slots at your convenience. You will have around 7 calendar days to submit your work after the date on which the assignment is scheduled. You should plan and book your mocks in advance. Please do not book anything via this website, as we are currently transitioning from QLTS to SQE and some features, including booking, were moved to our new SQE (Superexam) platform.