Jones Day turns to BPP for GDL offering

BPP Law School has fired yet another shot in the battle to control the postgraduate legal education market by announcing that it has extended its training offering to Jones Day’s Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) trainees.

BPP has announced that it will be the sole provider of the Legal Practice Course (LPC) to all of Jones Day’s future trainee solicitors, as well as the GDL from September 2010.

The firm has been sending all of its LPC trainees to BPP on an exclusive basis since 2008 and this new arrangement will see its contract with the education provider extended until 2013.

Chief executive of BPP Peter Crisp said: “During the past two years, we’ve helped Jones Day’s LPC trainees to embrace the demands and challenges of a unique training contract and practice, and the extended agreement means that we’ll continue to work together for at least another three years.”

BPP currently has exclusive deals with 19 firms, putting it just below arch-rival College of Law, which has 20 law firms on its books.