Tie-up will see the College of Legislation additionally ship LPC and GDL

The College of Legislation (ULaw) has struck a cope with the College of Sheffield to ship its postgraduate authorized programs.

The tie-up means ULaw will likely be chargeable for the Graduate Diploma in Legislation (GDL) and Authorized Follow Course (LPC), in addition to main the roll-out of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) — due to come into force 1 September 2021.

Authorized Cheek first reported in June that the duo have been in discussions over a brand new partnership.

Provision of the LPC and GDL at Sheffield College will formally switch to ULaw this September and will likely be led by the dean of ULaw’s Leeds campus, Matthew Tomlinson.

“The College of Sheffield has run very profitable GDL and LPC programmes for greater than 20 years so it is going to be a privilege for us to work with the group in Sheffield to essentially drive the College’s providing forwards,” Tomlinson commented. “The Yorkshire authorized scene is filled with unbelievable expertise and rising at a improbable fee, so we’re excited to see what the longer term has in retailer.”

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Professor Graham Gee, head of the Sheffield Faculty of Legislation, added: “This partnership with The College of Legislation marks an thrilling growth for the College of Sheffield at a time of adjusting qualification routes for solicitors.”

To mark the brand new relationship, ULaw says it is going to be providing as much as ten ‘Campus Dean’s Awards’ particularly for college students at Sheffield. This on high of the £2 million in scholarships and bursaries already up for grabs. ULaw’s rival, BPP College Legislation Faculty, additionally gives college students a hefty seven-figure-sum in monetary assist.

This isn’t the primary time the regulation faculty big has struck a deal of this nature. Different coaching tie-ups trumpeted previously embody Reading, Liverpool and East Anglia.