Outcome 1.1: Apply the law to a matter

WBL Competency 1: Practical Application of the Law and Legal Practice

To meet this Outcome you will need to show that you can apply the law (e.g. statute, regulations, case law and court rules) to a matter that you are dealing with.

In your logbook sheets you should refer to and explain the law that applies to the matter and explain how you applied that law to the facts.

You should attach supporting evidence that shows you applied the law to the facts. (This Outcome is about applying law to the facts of a matter rather than applying a legal procedure, e.g. an application to the court is dealt with at Outcome 1.2).


Examples may come from different types of legal work as shown by following the links below:

Could you use your evidence for these Outcomes too?

Remember to read the guidance in the work-based learning handbook for each outcome to make sure you meet the criteria fully.

If you applied the law to a specific matter and advised the client in writing or verbally, you could possibly use this evidence towards meeting the following Outcomes:

Outcome 2.1 Communicate legal issues using appropriate methods

Outcome 3.3 Provide clear legal advice to clients or service users

If you applied the law when you represented your client’s position to a third party, you could possibly use the evidence towards meeting the following Outcome:

Outcome 2.5 Represent a client through effective use of communication and other skills