Internationally-renowned Manchester law firm, Pannone LLP, has announced it is launching a unique programme of bespoke training with The College of Law, to be run from the College’s new centre in the city from September 2009.
The College will provide both Pannone’s year-long Legal Practice Course and their Professional Skills Course to all of the firm’s future lawyers, ensuring a smooth transition across all stages of pre-qualification training.
Both programmes will be tailored to Pannone’s requirements, combining selected electives to match the specialisms of the firm, and will train prospective lawyers to understand Pannone’s culture, procedures and precedents. In addition, the firm’s partners will have direct input to the programmes to ensure that trainees have first hand experience of what it is like to work at Pannone and are ready to hit the ground running when they join the firm.
Pannone is the first law firm outside of London to commit to a continuous, tailored programme of training with both the College’s LPC and PSC courses.
Andrea Cohen, training partner with Pannone said: “We are very excited about the prospect of all our future trainees working together as a cohesive group on their LPC, prior to starting their training contract, and continuing to train and develop together as they progress through the firm. This will undoubtedly cement their relationship with each other and with the firm and ensure a consistency of approach and knowledge.”
Added Tricia Chatterton, regional director for The College of Law: “The College’s relationship with Pannone is a long standing one, but the announcement of our move into Manchester from 2009 has finally enabled us to work closely together to devise this far-reaching programme of training for the firm.
“Pannone’s announcement about their LPC+ with us adds to the bespoke courses that we already provide for Halliwells and Cobbetts here in the north west, as well as to those that we provide to many of the UK’s leading law firms at the College’s various other centres around the country. The College’s unique approach to training will ensure that Manchester’s future lawyers have exactly the right skill-set to enable them to provide the highest quality of legal advice and service in this region from the very outset.”