Harbottle & Lewis, which specialises in the media and entertainment business, is the latest law firm to announce a training partnership with The College of Law.
From this year the firm, one of the few UK law firms to offer expertise across the entire media and entertainment spectrum, is sending all of its future trainees to the College to study the Legal Practice Course (LPC).
Trainees of the firm, based in Hanover Square, London, can study at any of the College’s centres in Birmingham, Chester, Guildford, London, Manchester and York. They will undertake the College’s specialist LPC study route geared towards commercial and private practice.
Sandi Simons, Training Partner at Harbottle & Lewis, commented: “We are delighted to enter into a partnership with The College of Law and believe that we and our future trainees will benefit greatly from this exclusive arrangement."
Sandi Simons, Training Partner at Harbottle & Lewis
Harbottle & Lewis has come out top in The Lex 100 trainee survey over the last few years, scoring winning marks for ‘friendliness’, ‘job satisfaction’ and for jobs ‘living up to expectations’.
The College’s LPC focuses on addressing the commercial realities of today’s legal environment and equipping its students with the practical skills they need when they enter the legal profession.
Imogen Burton, Director of Business Development for The College of Law, said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with such an interesting and niche firm, which is a well-known name within the media and entertainment arena. This demonstrates that the training provided by the College is attractive and relevant to a wide range of different types of firms, who value our emphasis on developing students’ practical lawyering skills and the consistent standards of quality and course content across our centres."
The College of Law is the leading provider of professional legal education and training in Europe with centres in London, Birmingham, Chester, Guildford, Manchester and York and a new centre opening in Bristol in September 2010.