updated on 16 September 2019
UK commercial firm TLT has agreed that The University of Law will be its exclusive training provider of the LPC, GDL and Professional Skills Course, having been impressed with private university’s preparations for the upcoming Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE).
The partnership launched this month, with future TLT trainees able to study at any of the University of Law’s campuses nationwide. TLT offers up to 15 training contracts a year and provides sponsorship for the GDL and LPC.
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 were impressed by ULaw’s forward thinking approach and in particular the coverage of Legal Tech on its programmes. Our trainees will be introduced to the application of Legal Tech 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.”
TLT employs some 1,000 staff and has offices across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Its seven key areas of focus are clean energy; digital; financial services; leisure, food and drink; public sector; real estate; and retail and consumer goods.