RPC turns to the University of Law to provide legal training for its future trainees

RPC turns to the University of Law to provide legal training for its future trainees

Future RPC trainees will be undertaking their legal training at The University of Law (ULaw) from September 2017.

The aspiring lawyers will be able to study the GDL, LPC and MSc in Law, Business and Management at the university’s London Moorgate campus.

ULaw was recently awarded a gold ranking in the government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

RPC offers both legal and consultancy advice to a range of sectors. The law firm is made up of 79 all equity partners, over 300 other lawyers and more than 600 people in total. Headquartered in London, RPC has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Bristol.

ULaw will work closely with RPC to design a new insurance law elective in response to changes introduced by the UK Insurance Act 2015. This high-quality module will equip future lawyers with a comprehensive range of practical and theoretical skills aligned to both the legal and insurance business challenges of today’s market.

Professor Andrea Nollent, Vice-Chancellor and CEO at The University of Law, said: “We are very much looking forward to beginning our new partnership with RPC. We are confident that our existing legal education programmes combined with the development of a new insurance law elective will play a pivotal part in training the future workforce of RPC and provide them with the skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive market.”

Simon Hart, Partner and Training Principal at RPC, said: “We are very enthusiastic about the prospects for our new partnership with ULaw. As RPC continues to respond to the rapidly changing legal market, as well as the forthcoming radical reforms to legal education, we were looking for a partner in the education sector who reflected our own desire to be progressive and forward thinking. With ULaw, we believe we have found that partner. ULaw has demonstrated an impressive commitment to understanding our needs and working with us to develop our future legal talent.”

The future trainees will join the likes of Linklaters, DLA Piper, CMS, Ashurst, and Berwin Leighton Paisner, whose future trainees already undertake their legal training at ULaw. The university also provides a new paralegal apprenticeship scheme to global law firms Freshfields and Hogan Lovells.