BPP adds Travers Smith to LPC roster

BPP Law School has added City law firm Travers Smith to its impressive client roster after announcing it will be the sole provider of the Legal Practice Course (LPC) to all of the firms future trainee solicitors.

Travers has chosen to send all its trainees to BPP’s Holborn, London, branch and as part of the deal students will study an LPC tailor-made especially for the firm.

Dean of the law school Peter Crisp told Lawyer2B.com: “We’ve had many years experience of working with firms to produce trainees who are ready to embrace the demands and challenges of a training contract and practice.”

Travers’ trainees will not be offered BPPs new fast-track course, which is only being offered to member firms of the City LPC consortium. Instead they will be sticking to the full length programme.

In a radical move the Solicitors Regulation Authority has given BPP the green light to accelerate its specially tailored course for the City LPC consortium from ten months to just seven-and-a-half months, as exclusively reported by this site last earlier this month.

The City LPC consortium comprises Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith, Lovells, Norton Rose and Slaughter and May.