Reed Smith extends BPP partnership

Reed Smith agreed a further two-year partnership with BPP Law School and extending the programme to embrace the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).

The exclusive agreement will mean that the firm’s future trainees will have to study the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and GDL at BPP’s London branches.

Reed Smith partner Terry Green said: “We’re very pleased with the partnership that has evolved and the staff who teach and interact with the firm and are more than happy to extend our relationship with BPP.”

The firm’s partnership with the law school was announced in June 2009 for an initial three-year period for the LPC programme. It will now continue until 2014.

BPP recently signed up a further five clients to its now 24-strong LPC client roster, which includes the City LPC consortium comprising Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith, Hogan Lovells, Norton Rose and Slaughter and May.

Dean of BPP Peter Crisp said: “With our emphasis on business and finance, our focus is to produce trainees who are ready to embrace the demands and challenges of a career in the legal sector.”

“We’re looking forward to welcoming all future Reed Smith trainees to BPP,” he added.