London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) June 28, 2011 -- Leading law firm Farrer & Co LLP and London-based Kaplan Law School have confirmed an exclusive training agreement for Farrer's trainees. From September 2012, all Farrer trainees will receive their Legal Practice Course (LPC) training at Kaplan Law School.
Kaplan Law School teaches Nottingham Law School's market-leading GDL and LPC and has the top quality rating for its LPC from the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Farrer & Co trainees will participate in Kaplan Law School's "Bridge to Practice" Programme which delivers high impact, practical modules that simulate typical scenarios they will encounter at the Firm, allowing the trainees to hit the ground running.
Giles Proctor, Head of Kaplan Law School, said:
"With more than 300 years at the forefront of legal developments, Farrer & Co has been a much sought-after client for legal training. We look forward to delivering a high-quality course that supports their focus on excellence in practice, as evidenced by their raft of awards and credentials."
David Ball, Head of Learning and Development at Farrer & Co, said:
"Farrer & Co is a law firm that is driven by a commitment to recruit and develop our people to be experts in their fields. The Firm needed an organisation that understands the importance of that and delivers quality in all of its courses. We were really impressed by the focus on quality that came through in all of our work with Kaplan, and are looking forward to tailoring a stimulating and challenging programme right for our trainees. We see this as the next stage of enabling trainees to provide the quality of service that our clients expect from day one."
About Farrer & Co.
Farrer & Co provides a range of specialist legal advice to business, charities & not-for-profit and private clients and is recognised as a leader in many of the services it offers.
Nearly 60% of its partners are recognised as "Leading Individuals" by independent directory Chambers and Partners 2011.
The firm has recently won the titles of:
Firm of the Year 2009, 2010 & 2011 - Citywealth
Private Client team of the Year 2010 and 2011 - The Lawyer
Law Firm of the Year (Family) - Spear's Wealth Management Awards 2010
Private Client/Family Team of the Year - British Legal Awards 2009
Charity Team of the Year - STEP Private Client Awards 2009
Runner Up - Best Managed Firm of the Year - MPF Awards 2009
Highly Commended - The Lawyer, Most Effective Employee Benefits Package 2010
Best Recruiter - Medium City Firm - Training and Recruitment Awards 2011
Best Trainer - Medium City Firm - Training and Recruitment Awards 2010