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.
EXCLUSIVE: In March, Legal Cheek published a story about a firm that was asking law graduates to self-fund a very expensive paralegal course in order to be considered for a training contract with them.
I decided it was too risky to publish the name of the firm in question without any written evidence of the programme.
A few days ago, though, the firm, Aston Carter Solicitors, went public with a finalised version of its pay-to-be-a-paralegal scheme, which will commence next month.
Here’s the deal: