Farrer & Co latest to choose BPP for LPC after Kaplan closure

Farrer & Co has become the latest firm to choose BPP as its preferred Legal Practice Course (LPC) provider of choice after Kaplan Law School closed in August. 

A spokesperson for Farrers said the firm is planning on using BPP going forward. 

It is the latest firm to switch to BPP as its preferred LPC provider, following Kaplan’s announcement that it was closing its LPC and Graduate Diploma in Law in August. 

Kaplan lost both Trowers & Hamlins to the University of Law in June, and then Shearman & Sterling to the same provider in early August. Holman Fenwick Willan then switched to BPP, with Kaplan making the decision to close its LPC shortly afterwards.

Since the closure, Ince & Co has plumped for BPP, as has Mayer Brown, despite the latter firm partnering with the University of Law for its “Articled Apprenticeship.” 

Nabarro has also gone for BPP, with Mills & Reeve announcing it would continue to allow its students to decide for themselves which law school to attend.

Where Kaplan’s law firms have gone 

BPP University of Law No preference
Holman Fenwick Willan Shearman & Sterling Mills & Reeve
Nabarro Trowers & Hamlins  
Ince & Co    
Farrer & Co    
Mayer Brown    


10 Sep 15: BPP picks up Ince as an LPC client while Mills & Reeve remains neutral

9 Sep 15: Mayer Brown becomes latest to choose BPP as its LPC provider

4 Sep 15: 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 Law School loses Shearman & Sterling to University of Law

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