Fieldfisher has chosen the University of Law (ULaw) as its sole legal training provider for the next three years following the collapse of Kaplan Law School last year.
After Kaplan closed its Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) it left many firms without a school to teach its trainees. Following a competitive tender Fieldfisher has picked ULaw as its preferred school for both its GDL and LPC programmes.
Fieldfisher training principal Edward Miller said: “Following a thorough tender process we chose the University of Law because of the way it integrates the GDL and LPC students into one building. This was an important factor for us as it will help our future trainees to create new networks and relationships, which is of course key for all new lawyers starting their careers.”
Although ULaw was selected as the preferred training provider by both Shearman & Sterling and Trowers & Hamlins, BPP has been the biggest winner since Kaplan closed its doors.
In October last year Farrer & Co became the latest firm to choose BPP as its preferred LPC provider. It has joined Holman Fenwick Willan, Nabarro, Ince & Co and Mayer Brown as former Kaplan firms which have gone with BPP.
Where Kaplan’s law firms have gone
|BPP||University of Law||No preference|
|Holman Fenwick Willan||Fieldfisher||Mills & Reeve|
|Nabarro||Shearman & Sterling|
|Ince & Co||Trowers & Hamlins|
|Farrer & Co|