College of Law adds Cripps Harries Hall to client roster

Tunbridge Wells-based Cripps Harries Hall has become the latest firm to announced an exclusive training tie-up with the College of Law (CoL), as the legal education giant continues its assault on the south of England.

From September 2010, all of the firm’s future trainees will study the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Professional Skills Course (PSC) at CoL’s London or Guildford branches.

Head of HR and development for Cripps Harries Hall Jim Fennell said the deal would ensure the firm would be able to maintain contact with its trainees, of whom it takes on around eight per year.

Meanwhile, CoL’s director of business development Colin Davey added: “The partnership ensures consistency in the content and quality of their training. It also prepares the trainees for life in the firm when they start their training contracts.”

The 39-partner law firm also has an office in London and was recently listed position 110 in The Lawyer’s annual UK 200.

The news comes just after CoL announced last week that it had also signed a deal with Osborne Clarke to provide all of the firm’s future trainees with a tailor-made GDL, LPC and PSC (see story).