DAC Beachcroft will send its future trainees to BPP Law School, switching its allegiance from the University of Law.
From this year, the firm will use BPP as its education provider, with Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Professional Skills Course (PSC) students attending the institution. Future DAC Beachcroft trainees currently studying the GDL at ULaw will continue the duration of their course at the university.
The firm’s contract with BPP is on an annual basis, although it anticipates that any trainees recruited for 2016 will complete their LPC at BPP from September next year. Both DAC Beachcroft and ULaw stated that their commercial relationship would continue.
DAC Beachcroft is not the only firm to make the switch to BPP recently. Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and Osborne Clarke have all made the change within the last 18 months (2 September 2014).
Leeds-based Walker Morris also plumped for BPP when it chose a preferred provider for the first time in January.