Pannone turns to College of Law for LPC

College of Law (CoL) has added another major player to its already impressive law firm roster – Pannone is set to launch a unique training programme with the school.

The law firm will launch a new programme of bespoke training with CoL, which is set to be run from the schools new centre in Manchester from September 2009.

The college will provide both Pannones year-long Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Professional Skills Course (PSC) to all of the firms future lawyers.

Pannone is the first law firm outside of London to commit to a continuous tailored programme of training with both the colleges LPC and PSC courses.

CoL chief executive Nigel Savage told Lawyer2B.com: This shows there’s life outside of London. Weve realised that one size doesnt fit all and firms like to customise their training.

With these courses trainee solicitors will be able to hit the ground running when they start their training contract, added Savage.

Both programmes will be tailored to Pannones requirements – combining selected electives to match the specialisms of the firm.

Organisers hope the tailor made programmes will help its prospective lawyers to understand the firms culture, procedures and precedents.

In addition, the firms partners will have direct input to the programmes to ensure trainees have first hand experience of what it is like to work at Pannone.

CoL already offers bespoke LPC courses in association with many of the UKs leading law firms including Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Linklaters as well as Cobbetts and Halliwells.