TLT names second preferred LPC provider

Bristol-based TLT Solicitors has named the College of Law (CoL) as its second recommended Legal Practice Course (LPC) provider.

The firm is putting CoL on its list of preferred training providers, just after confirming that the Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (BILP) would also be one of its favoured law schools earlier this year (see story).

The firm said it had not signed an exclusive deal with either provider because it wanted its trainees to be able to choose which provider to go to.

The firm’s training principal Maria Connolly said: “Like many other firms, we want to give our trainees a choice about where they complete their LPC.”

That said, TLT’s London-based trainees will undertake their Professional Skills Courses exclusively with CoL.

The move follows CoL’s announcement that it has struck exclusive deals with Bristol heavyweights Beachcroft and Osborne Clarke.

The school has signed a contract with both firms to become the sole provider of the Graduate Diploma in Law and LPC for their future trainee solicitors from September this year.

Bristol’s other major law firms, such as Burges Salmon and Clarke Wilmott, currently do not have exclusive relationships with a single LPC provider.

Both BPP Law School and CoL will be launching in Bristol in September.