BPP launches new business school

BPP celebrated the official launch of its new business school in the heart of the City earlier this week with a glitzy cocktail reception.

The new arm, located in the City adjacent to Norman Foster’s iconic “Gherkin” building and opposite Lloyds of London, will be principally used by BPP Business School. However, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has authorised the law school to house 300 LPC students in the new building.

Though the LPC is not currently available from BPP’s new City arm the law school is running a bespoke MBA for future Simmons & Smmons trainee solicitors from the site as well as a Master’s in Law and Business for SJ Berwin trainees.

As exclusively reported by Lawyer2B.com earlier this year (12 March) Simmons brought forward plans to launch the first ever dedicated legal MBA in a bid to manage the size of its trainee solicitor intakes.

BPP’s other London branches are based in Holborn and Waterloo while outside the capital the law school has locations in Leeds and Manchester.

Elsewhere, the University of Northumbria has appointed Professor Paul Maharg as the director of its new Centre for Legal Education at the university’s School of Law. Maharg joins from the University of Strathclyde where he was director of Legal Practice Programmes.