​Trowers & Hamlins leaves Kaplan for University of Law

Trowers & Hamlins’ training will be provided by the University of Law for the next three years, after the firm ditched its former education provider Kaplan Law School.

The University of Law will train Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), Legal Practice Course (LPC) and masters-level training for Trowers’ trainees from 2015.

Trowers’ recent launch of a training contract in Birmingham is complemented by ULaw’s geographic spread. The provider’s recent collaboration with the University of Exeter will mean that Exeter trainees will be able to study locally.

The win is something of a coup for ULaw, after it lost contracts with magic circle outfits Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance to rival BPP recently, with firms such as DAC Beachcroft, DWF and Osborne Clarke also swapping to its rival.

The smallest of London’s private legal education providers, Kaplan has struggled of late, axeing its bar course last year as it failed to make the course ‘economically viable’.


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