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The University of Law announces exclusive new partnership with Muckle LLP

The University of Law (ULaw) has secured a new exclusive partnership with leading law firm Muckle LLP to provide training to their future trainees from Sept 2023 enabling them to pass the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) and prepare them for practice.

The firm will be putting their future legal talent through ULaw’s SQE LLM programme, which prepares students for both the SQE1 and SQE2, in addition to providing a wealth of additional subject and skills content. The programme will robustly prepare students to start work at the firm. 

Muckle LLP is a leading North East Commercial law firm with a national reputation for an innovative and forward-thinking approach to business and has been voted one of the North East’s best places to work. 

ULaw’s SQE programmes focus not only on excellent technical skills but also on enhancing those commercial and personal skills and behaviours needed to equip junior lawyers for the future world of work. This approach will enable Muckle LLP trainees to deliver excellent service in a dynamic and pioneering firm in the North East.

Jason Wainwright, Managing Partner at Muckle LLP, said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with ULaw to support our future trainees through the SQE Masters programme. We’ve found ULaw to be extremely responsive, friendly and knowledgeable about all things SQE, so we’re confident that the programme and the partnership will support Muckle trainees to develop their legal knowledge, skills and behaviours to ensure they are practice-ready.”

Matthew Tomlinson, Dean of Leeds, Sheffield & Newcastle campus said: “I am delighted to be partnering with Muckle to provide training to their future pipeline of talent. Muckle are a leading law firm in Newcastle and their decision to put their trainees through an SQE Masters programme demonstrates their commitment to developing quality people from the get go. I am very much looking forward to working with the firm and supporting their transition to SQE.”