International law firm Denton Wilde Sapte is to send all of its future trainees to leading professional training provider, The College of Law, to study the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC).
The deal, which commences in September, offers the trainees flexibility to study at any of the College’s centres in Birmingham, Chester, Guildford, London, Manchester or York.
At the same time it ensures consistency in the quality and content of their training.
Jeremy Cape, trainee partner at Denton Wilde Sapt
At LPC level the firm’s trainees will follow the College’s corporate study route, thereby tailoring their learning and helping to prepare them for practice with the firm. The College was the first provider to offer specialist LPC study routes, which includes this route designed for corporate lawyers.
Jeremy Cape, trainee partner at Denton Wilde Sapte, said: "We are really pleased to appoint The College of Law as the sole training provider for future trainees. The College's high standards of training are an essential foundation for a successful career in the law."
The College of Law’s GDL and LPC courses both place a large emphasis on developing the student’s practical lawyering skills, including problem-solving, analysis and research in a commercial context. The GDL’s ‘Preparing for Practice’ module, unique to the College, uses practical, problem-based learning focusing on real-life cases and work situations.
From September the College is also introducing a new ‘Introduction to Professional Practice’ module to its LPC programme, which focuses on professional conduct and developing financial and commercial awareness.
Imogen Burton, Director of Business Development with The College of Law, said: “I am very pleased to working with Denton Wilde Sapte in this way. The College has an unrivalled reputation for the quality of its training and this agreement will help the firm to ensure consistency and common quality standards in the development of its trainees and give them a flying start in their professional lives."