Fieldfisher’s training provider tender process comes in the wake of Kaplan Law School’s closure, which was previously the firm’s preferred trainer. Fieldfisher joins Shearman & Sterling and Trowers & Hamlins in making the switch from Kaplan to ULaw, while other former Kaplan firms Holman Fenwick Willan and Nabarro opted for BPP Law School.
Edward Miller, Fieldfisher's training principal, commented on the announcement: ‘Following a thorough tender process we chose The University of Law because of the way it integrates the GDL and LPC students into one building. This was an important factor for us as it will help our future trainees to create new networks and relationships, which is of course key for all new lawyers starting their careers.’
David Barnes, director of client law firms at ULaw, added: ‘Our partnership with Fieldfisher reflects our commitment to providing excellent legal education and training for the next generation of law professionals through our innovative and professionally-focused training programmes. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Fieldfisher and welcome the firm’s talented trainees to ULaw.’
Fieldfisher is an international firm with more than 400 lawyers based across the UK, mainland Europe and the US. The firm is particularly well-regarded for its TMT work.