BPP adds Reed Smith to LPC roster

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

Reed Smith has chosen to send its trainees to BPP branches in either London, Leeds or Manchester and as part of the deal students will study an LPC tailor-made especially for the firm.

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

Reed Smith 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 10 months to just seven-and-a-half months, as exclusively reported by this site last earlier this year.

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