Penningtons strikes LPC deal with Kaplan

Kaplan Law School has continued its assault on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) after signing up yet another client to its “Bridge to Practice” programme.

The law school, which is based in London’s trendy Borough Market, has added Penningtons to its LPC roster just a month after it struck a similar deal with Manches.

Future Penningtons trainee solicitors who wish to study in London will be required to complete their LPC at Kaplan. The firm, however, does not have a preferred LPC provider outside London so future joiners will still retain some choice over where to study.

Andrea Law, training and graduate recruitment manager at Penningtons, said: “Kaplan impressed us with its proactive approach to student and clientcare. It’s growing reputation for excellence in instruction, academic rigour and for turning out enthusiastic trainees will support our broad-based approach to training.”

She added: “Kaplan are prepared to do a little bit more than other providers for medium-sized firms. That’s really important in the current economic climate.”

Penningtons covers the full cost of the LPC fees and also provides all future trainee solicitors with a £5,000 maintenance grant. The firm hires approximately 11 trainees per year.

Kaplan’s LPC client list now boasts seven firms comprising Bates Wells & Braithwaite, Bird & Bird, Manches, Mayer Brown, Nabarro, Penningtons and Trowers & Hamlins.

Kaplan is the London arm of Nottingham Law School.