• Social housing law firm Croftons names College of Law as exclusive provider of LPC

  • 10 October 2012

  • Leading social housing law firm Croftons Solicitors LLP is the latest firm to announce a training partnership with The College of Law.

    From this autumn Croftons is sending all future trainees to the College’s Manchester centre to study the Legal Practice Course (LPC). Croftons’ trainees will undertake the College’s course on a part-time basis while working for the firm and gaining practical experience in social housing property and litigation, and commercial real estate.

    Croftons is ranked in Chambers & Partners Directory 2012 as a leading social housing practice and has been ranked by The Legal 500 in its recently released 2012 edition. The firm also undertakes services in charitable trusts, mediation and personal injury.

    Simon Leighton, Managing Partner, said: “We are delighted to join forces with The College of Law in this landmark ‘partnering’ arrangement. We have looked carefully at the provision of education for our very talented trainees and felt that the College offered the best combination of outstanding legal training and a very commercial approach.

    “Among our trainees we have a bilingual graduate with a dual honours degree from University College London and the Sorbonne, a trainee who has recently taken a sabbatical to work on a human rights project in Mongolia, and another who, having been awarded Mentor of the Year from his university, is now establishing a mentoring scheme with the firm and current undergraduates."

    Croftons current College of Law LPC students with Managing Partner, Simon Leighton.  Left to right:  Michael Ledwith, Simon Leighton, Heidi Hughes, Adele Salt, Sophie Morgan, James Beck and Charlotte Hanson.

    The College’s LPC is taught by qualified, experienced lawyers and focuses on preparing students for the commercial realities of today’s legal environment and equipping them with outstanding professional skills to succeed in the fast-changing legal profession.

    Tricia Chatterton, Business Development Director at The College of Law, said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with such an interesting specialist firm, which is well known as an expert within the social housing field and a long-standing player in the North West in particular. This demonstrates that the training provided by the College is attractive and relevant to a wide variety of firms, who value our emphasis on developing students’ practical lawyering skills and our consistently high standards in teaching and course content."

    The College of Law is the leading provider of professional legal education and training in Europe with centres in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Manchester and York.

    Further information from:

    Lucy Wray, Press Officer, The College of Law on 01483 216 072 (lucy.wray@lawcol.co.uk)

    Simon Leighton, Managing Partner, Croftons 0161 214 6172 (stl@croftons.co.uk)