BPP picks up Ince as an LPC client while Mills & Reeve remains neutral

Ince & Co has chosen BPP as its preferred Legal Practice Course (LPC) provider of choice following the closure of Kaplan Law School last month.

The news follows after a number of firms have been forced to change their education provider after Kaplan announced it was ending its LPC and Graduate Diploma in Law courses.

A spokesperson at Ince & Co said that the firm’s relationship with BPP was commencing with immediate effect.

At the same time Mills & Reeve has announced that it would continue to allow its students to decide for themselves which law school to attend.

In the past Mills & Reeve dictated that students who studied in London would join Kaplan’s course while those who studied outside the capital would be free to choose their own provider; however,t his arrangement ended at the end of the 2013/14 academic year.

Mills & Reeve graduate recruitment manager Fiona Medlock told Lawyer 2B: “We’ve been pretty flexible with our trainees as they are all based around the country. We don’t actually base any of our trainees in London so, arguably, why should they train in London unless they want to?”

The firm has trainees in Birmingham, Cambridge, Manchester and Norwich.

Ince and Mills & Reeve’s decisions are the latest to be announced since Kaplan’s withdrawal from the LPC market. Holman Fenwick Willan and Nabarro both decided to choose BPP as their LPC provider of choice, while Shearman & Sterling and Trowers & Hamlins opted for the University of Law earlier this year.

Previously…                                               

4 Sep 2015: Holman Fenwick Willan and Nabarro pick BPP following Kaplan LPC closure

25 Aug 15: Kaplan Law School closes LPC and GDL to focus on “innovative new products”

5 Aug 15: Kaplan loses Shearman & Sterling to University of Law

3 Jun 15: Trowers & Hamlins leaves Kaplan for University of Law

2 May 14: Kaplan Law School shuts down BPTC, refers students to University of Law

19 Oct 10: Kaplan adds Holman Fenwick to LPC client roster