UWE chosen by national law firm TLT as a LPC provider

Issue date: 18 February 2010

UWE The Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (BILP) at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) has been confirmed by award-winning national law firm TLT as one of its preferred providers for the study of the LPC by its prospective trainees.

The arrangement represents a consolidation of the well established links between the law firm and UWE. In addition to pre-qualification study, TLT trainees currently undertake the Postgraduate Skills Course (PSC) at UWE.

Steve Dinning, Head of BILP, said “We have a very close working relationship with TLT and this important step of recognising us as a preferred LPC provider will go a long way to cementing our ties. It is further proof that firms in the region recognise UWE as a top quality provider of professional legal education.”

TLT's Training Principal and Partner Maria Connolly says, "To ensure that we deliver excellent service to our clients we employ talented, motivated and commercially-aware individuals and we invest heavily in their learning and development. We're delighted that UWE is committed to helping us develop our people to achieve this."

TLT currently has 25 trainee solicitors participating in its training scheme, which is heavily oversubscribed and enjoys a very high retention rate. Each trainee spends six months in a different specialist team, getting firsthand experience of the law and advising TLT's clients under expert supervision. They benefit from a designated trainee supervisor, regular partner contact and comprehensive technical and skills training. The training is broad-ranging and includes professional as well as legal skills courses and involves direct contact with clients and other external contacts we work closely with. Trainees are also actively encouraged to participate in the firm's environmental and charity work. TLT is one of only a handful of the UK's top 100 law firms that offered jobs to all of its trainees qualifying in September 2009."

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