Fladgate signs LPC and GDL deal that will see it cover future trainees’ education costs for first time
The University of Law (ULaw) has put pen to paper on a deal to provide legal education for future trainees at Fladgate.
The firm — a commercial and private client specialist based in West London — will now send its trainees to ULaw’s Moorgate branch to complete both their Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).
In what is the first deal of its kind for Fladgate, the firm’s training principal, Philip Turner, said:
The partnership with ULaw is the next exciting step in the upgrading of the Fladgate offering to prospective trainees. Not only will funding be available for the GDL and LPC but we will work closely with ULaw to ensure that our trainees receive the best possible preparation for their career at Fladgate on an academic, commercial and practical basis.
Dr Stelios Platis, managing director of ULaw, added:
We are delighted to be working with Fladgate to provide legal education and training for their next generation of law professionals. We are confident that our GDL and LPC qualifications will equip the firm’s trainees with the edge they need to succeed in a highly competitive and rapidly evolving market.
Offering around six training contracts annually, Fladgate trainees start on a salary of £35,000 rising to £60,000 upon qualification. The first batch of fresh-faced recruits will start at ULaw this September.
Today’s development follows the firm’s decision earlier this year to cover the cost of future trainees’ GDL and LPC fees.
In a move normally reserved for larger commercial outfits, Fladgate bosses threw in an additional sweetener for its future lawyers, in the shape of a £6,000 a year interest free maintenance loan.
Earlier this month ULaw’s market rival BPP Law School struck a similar training deal with North West sports specialist Brabners.