Mayer Brown has chosen BPP as the preferred provider of its Legal Practice Course (LPC).
The US-founded firm partners with the University of Law (ULaw) for its ’Articled Apprenticeship’ but has followed Holman Fenwick Willan and Nabarro in picking BPP following the closure of its former provider, Kaplan’s, LPC. The firm’s future joiners will transfer to BPP from this September.
Kaplan, which always had fewer law firms signed up with it than its two main rivals, ULaw and BPP, lost several significant clients over the summer. Shearman & Sterling switched to ULaw at the start of August, while Trowers & Hamlins had made the same move in June. Holman Fenwick Willan made the decision to switch to BPP in mid-August, a move which may have prompted Kaplan’s decision to close its courses.
Annette Sheridan, the firm’s global chief HR officer, said in a statement: “The decision about who our future LPC and GDL provider was by no means an easy one; however, having considered both options we believe BPP best meets our needs.
”We look forward to working with BPP and to continuing our relationship with the University of Law through on our legal apprenticeship programme.”