BPP in redundancy talks with Manchester LPC staff

BPP Law School has launched redundancy talks with Legal Practice Course (LPC) staff at its Manchester branch.

The law school, one of the biggest LPC providers in the country, confirmed that it was in consultation with 11 members of staff but stressed that tutors on the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) would remain unaffected.

Dean of BPP Law School Peter Crisp said in a statement: “We’re doing all that we possibly can to avoid redundancy, including the possibility of transferring staff to new roles within our network of law school centres, where we believe there are sufficient roles available. Like other organisations, we are not immune to the current climate.”

The news comes after the school made three full-time Bar Vocational Course (BVC) lecturers redundant in March following a slump in the number of students enrolling (see article).

Meanwhile, BPP has responded to the College of Law’s surprise plans to launch in Bristol by saying that it has already secured premises in the city and is also eyeing up Birmingham where the college already has a presence.