London Bridge-based Howard Kennedy has become the latest law firm to turn to The University of Law to provide the Legal Practice Course (LPC) to its future trainees. The University will provide legal training for the firm’s trainee solicitors starting in September 2017.
Howard Kennedy will recruit and provide sponsorship for eight trainees a year to undertake the LPC and joins the likes of Linklaters, Berwin Leighton Paisner and Ashurst.
Professor Andrea Nollent, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Law, said:
“Our partnership with Howard Kennedy provides the firm’s trainees with a valuable competitive edge in the highly demanding legal market. The University of Law’s recognised training followed by practical experience gained at the highly respected law firm, will deliver a solid foundation for the trainees’ future, ensuring they are prepared to succeed as legal professionals.”
Vernon Dennis, Training Principal at Howard Kennedy, added:
“Our decision to partner with The University of Law was based on our shared ambition to nurture the lawyers of tomorrow. We are confident that our trainees will gain an edge from their training, offering them the best stepping stone to a fruitful and fulfilling legal career.”