Linklaters sticks with ULaw for next five years with new bespoke qualification

Linklaters has renewed its partnership with the University of Law (ULaw) for another five years, creating a new bespoke qualification for its future trainees.

ULaw will run a new MSc in Law, Business and Management which all future Linklaters joiners will undertake from September 2015. The course will embed a business and management qualification within the Legal Practice Course, and will also be open to non-Linklaters students.

ULaw CEO and president John Latham said: “We have enjoyed a very successful relationship with Linklaters since 2006 and are delighted to have signed this new partnership agreement. Linklaters has been justifiably exacting in its requirements, and working together we have been able to deliver a market leading proposition that will equip Linklaters trainees for the legal and commercial challenges faced in today’s workplace.”

Business-focused courses have become fashionable among law firms of late. Allen & Overy dropped ULaw at the end of 2013 in favour of running an LPC with MA in conjunction with BPP, while Clifford Chance switched its allegiance to BPP in January for the same course, leaving Linklaters as the only magic circle firm signed up with ULaw.