Aspiring lawyer charged with murder does NOT attend BPP despite LinkedIn claims

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By Thomas Connelly on

Law school says Carl Langdell “has never been a student at BPP University”


Legal Cheek can reveal that a “law student” charged with the murder of young school teacher does not attend BPP Law School, despite claims to the contrary on a LinkedIn page appearing to have been created by him.

According to the LinkedIn page, which is still live (screenshot below), Carl Langdell — who was charged on Christmas Day with the murder of 23 year-old Katie Locke — was a current Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) student at BPP Law School.


Despite many national newspapers — and Legal Cheek — reporting that Langdell attended BPP, the University has only just this week distanced itself from the 26 year-old.

Having previously declined to comment on the matter, a BPP University spokesman told Legal Cheek:

According to our records, a student with the name of Carl Langdell is not — and has never been — a student at BPP University.

Langdell — who also claims to have set up his own ‘law firm’ called “Langdell Legal Associates” — is alleged to have killed Locke at the Theobalds Park luxury hotel in Hertfordshire where the pair were staying.

Appearing at St Albans Crown Court last Friday via videolink from Bedford prison, Langdell failed to enter a plea.

Legal Cheek contacted the court directly, with a representative confirming that the delay was due to the preparation of psychiatric reports, that must be submitted by 26 February.

Remanding Langdell in custody, Judge Andrew Bright QC scheduled a case management hearing for 18 March. Legal Cheek understands this will also be conducted via videolink.

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