Last month, Legal Cheek exclusively revealed that Aston Carter Solicitors was asking law graduates to self-fund a very expensive paralegal course in order to be considered for a training contract with them.
Over the weekend, the firm’s senior partner, Henry Telewa, posted a response to the story.
In it, he claimed that Alison Wells, director of LPC programmes at BPP Law School, had described Aston Carter’s new training scheme as “a novel and inspiring idea” and had suggested that the firm consider a bespoke Aston Carter LPC.
However, Telewa added that BPP has since had a change of heart:
“For reasons best known to them in a rather unexpected move, they later declined our proposal to deliver a tailor-made LPC to the employees of Aston Carter Solicitors,” he wrote.
Telewa’s open letter makes for interesting reading.