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The University of Law announces exclusive new partnership with White & Case

The University of Law (ULaw) has secured a new and exclusive partnership with leading law firm White & Case to deliver training and development for all its future London trainees enabling them to pass the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) and prepare them for practice.

White & Case is one of the largest US law firms based in the UK and the contract to prepare the firm’s trainees for SQE1 and SQE2 will apply to law and non-law graduates. The University was awarded the contract following a competitive tender process.

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 White & Case trainees to deliver excellent service in a dynamic and pioneering firm with an international client base.

White & Case views the appointment of ULaw as a significant first step in evaluating its response to the changes to the qualification pathway for future lawyers. The firm is working with ULaw to identify the right time to implement this change for the maximum benefit of White & Case, its trainees and its clients

Inigo Esteve, White & Case partner, who leads the firm’s trainee solicitor programme in London, said: “We are pleased to have appointed ULaw to develop and deliver bespoke SQE prep courses for our future trainees. ULaw’s expertise and innovative approach to learning will ensure that our trainees develop both legal and professional skills that ensure White & Case continues to deliver outstanding service to clients in an ever-changing and more complex environment for legal services.”

Professor Peter Crisp, Deputy Vice Chancellor Law at The University of Law, said: “Students are at the heart of all we do and we are delighted to be working with a leading US firm White & Case.

“We look forward to supporting the firm’s future trainees on their individual learning journeys to become technically excellent lawyers with the appropriate people and commercial skills. We aim to support the next generation of White & Case’s lawyers to fulfil their ambitions and enjoy their studies with a sense of purpose and excitement.”


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