Holman Fenwick Willan and Nabarro pick BPP following Kaplan LPC closure

Holman Fenwick Willan and Nabarro have chosen BPP as their preferred Legal Practice Course (LPC) provider.

The news comes in the wake of Kaplan Law School’s decision to close its LPC and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) courses in order to focus on “innovative new products”.

In the past HFW and Nabarro had both chosen Kaplan as their LPC provider of choice. However, following a review over the summer HFW had decided to change its preference to BPP a week before Kaplan made the announcement of the closure of its course. Both firms will begin using BPP from 1 September.

HFW graduate recruitment partner Toby Stephens told Lawyer 2B: “We particularly liked some of BPP’s elective modules.

“The International Trade and Transactions module is very relevant to our practice areas and then their additional options in the form of the business related Masters seemed very innovative.”

Stephens added that BPP was chosen over the University of Law partly due to BPP’s well-established insurance elective module.

In the past couple of months, Shearman & Sterling and Trowers & Hamlins both decided to end their relationship with Kaplan and use the University of Law as their preferred education provider, significantly reducing Kaplan’s student intake.

The provider had already cancelled its Bar Professional Training Course in 2014.


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