BPP Law School has fired another shot in the battle to control the post-graduate legal education market by adding law firm Olswang to its rapidly expanding client roster.
BPP has announced that it will be the sole provider of the Legal Practice Course (LPC) to all of the firm’s future trainee solicitors from September 2010.
The number of Olswang trainees for the first intake is anticipated to be up to 24, of whom all will study at BPP’s central London campus in Holborn.
Dean of BPP Law School Peter Crisp said: “We’re very similar to Olswang in terms of a cultural fit and it’s also geographically a great match because their offices are literally a couple of doors down from us. We’re looking forward to working closely together to bring out the best in the excellent trainees the firm recruits.”
The arrangement with Olswang brings the total number of law firms that send trainees exclusively to BPP to 19, bringing it in line with arch-rival College of Law, which also has 19 law firms on its books.
Kaplan Law School, the London arm of Nottingham Law School, and the newest entrant to the capital’s LPC market now has nine law firm clients.