BPP Law School has fired another shot in the battle to control the post-graduate legal education market by adding law firm Withers to its rapidly expanding client roster.
BPP will be the sole provider of both the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and the Legal Practice Course (LPC) to all of the firm’s future trainee solicitors.
Withers has chosen to send its trainees to BPP branches in either London, Leeds or Manchester and as part of the deal students will study the GDL and/or an LPC tailor made especially for the firm.
Dean of BPP Law School Peter Crisp said: “The firm is well known for advising individuals, companies and charities around the world and we’re delighted that we can work closely together to bring out the best in the trainees and assist in the development of their legal careers.”
The arrangement with Withers brings the total number of law firms that send trainees exclusively to BPP to 17.
BPP’s arch-rival College of Law is slightly lagging behind and currently has 14 law firms signed up. Kaplan Law School, the London arm of Nottingham Law School and the newest entrant to the capital’s LPC market now has seven LPC clients.