I've previously phone called Ms. Wade. She's told me that the email indicating acceptance is conclusive. No need to worry! :)
Thank you! :) I'm actually more concerned about college placements, like I think the later you get your formal offer, the later colleges are able to consider you, the smaller your chances of getting into an appropriate college, but that may just be overthinking on my part!
Yeah. Legalife (a person who has previously attended Cambridge to do the LLM) has assured us that the GAO only serves the administrative function of coordinating the admissions. I don't think Sarah Worthington would have been so definitive in her email unless what Legalife is saying is true (there might be some kind of legitimate expectation argument to be made her, subject to the "public body" JR requirement, but I digress).
I have no idea about the college thing, but good point lol.
[Edited by tsangc4 on Feb 24, 2018]