The University of Law (ULaw) has secured an exclusive training partnership with UK law firm, TLT. The partnership will see ULaw become the exclusive training provider of the Legal Practice Course (LPC), Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and the Professional Skills Course (PSC) for TLT from September 2019.
Under the new arrangement, the training and development is available across all the ULaw campuses including in London, Manchester and Bristol.
TLT said it was impressed with ULaw’s positioning on the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) and also that ULaw’s plans and direction were a good fit for its training needs.
TLT is a leading UK law firm with a focus on seven core sectors: clean energy; digital; financial services; leisure, food and drink; public sector; real estate; and retail and consumer goods. The firm has offices in all three UK legal jurisdictions of England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and employs around 1,000 people.
In 2018, the firm announced a £500k investment fund to support its Future Law initiative, which focuses on developing new solutions to client challenges in areas like legaltech and near-legal consulting. TLT recently announced a new partnership with document automation provider Clarilis, meaning the firm now offers a complete end-to-end document and contract automation solution for clients.
Peter Crisp, Pro Vice Chancellor External at The University of Law, said: “The practice of law and the role of lawyers is changing rapidly and the training of future lawyers needs to reflect this new dynamic, not least as we prepare for the introduction of the SQE. The University of Law’s partnership with TLT will see us providing the GDL, LPC and PSC for all of the firm’s future legal talent. Our programmes are innovative and forward-looking not just in cutting-edge content and delivery but also in providing the skills and behaviours a trainee needs to be office-ready.”
Ed Fiddick, training principal at TLT, added: “We are very pleased to be working with The University of Law. We share the same goals when it comes to inspiring future lawyers and preparing them for successful careers.
"We were impressed by ULaw’s forward thinking approach and in particular the coverage of legaltech on its programmes. Our trainees will be introduced to the application of legaltech on the LPC. ULaw also has an innovative Legal Tech module as part of its PSC offering: ideal preparation for a role supporting TLT's objective to remain at the forefront of innovation in the legal sector.
"ULaw provides excellent teaching that will prepare students for life as a TLT trainee and ultimately, as a qualified solicitor.”