As part of the partnership, future trainees at RPC will benefit from ULaw’s established Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), Legal Practice Course (LPC) and MSc in Law, Business and Management, which all combine academic rigour with practical legal skills. RPC’s future trainees are due to start their courses with ULaw at its London Moorgate centre in September 2017.
Throughout their studies, future trainees will be supported by expert tutors who are all qualified lawyers and bring extensive practical experience to their teaching. This embodies ULaw’s commitment to providing the highest quality of education, which was recognised by the recent gold ranking awarded to the university in the government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
RPC offers both legal and consultancy advice to a range of sectors. The law firm is made up of 79 all equity partners, over 300 other lawyers and more than 600 people in total. Headquartered in London, RPC has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Bristol.
In addition, ULaw will work closely with RPC to design a new insurance law elective in response to changes introduced by the UK Insurance Act 2015. This high-quality module will equip future lawyers with a comprehensive range of practical and theoretical skills aligned to both the legal and insurance business challenges of today’s market.
Professor Andrea Nollent, Vice-Chancellor and CEO at The University of Law, said: “We are very much looking forward to beginning our new partnership with RPC. We are confident that our existing legal education programmes combined with the development of a new insurance law elective will play a pivotal part in training the future workforce of RPC and provide them with the skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive market.”
Simon Hart, Partner and Training Principal at RPC, said: “We are very enthusiastic about the prospects for our new partnership with ULaw. As RPC continues to respond to the rapidly changing legal market, as well as the forthcoming radical reforms to legal education, we were looking for a partner in the education sector who reflected our own desire to be progressive and forward thinking. With ULaw, we believe we have found that partner. ULaw has demonstrated an impressive commitment to understanding our needs and working with us to develop our future legal talent.”
ULaw has strong relationships with leading law firms, including partnerships with Linklaters, DLA Piper, CMS, Ashurst, and Berwin Leighton Paisner, offering high quality, practical training to their students. It also provides a new paralegal apprenticeship scheme to global law firms Freshfields and Hogan Lovells.
About The University of Law
The University of Law is the UK’s longest-established specialist provider of legal education and training in the UK, with centres in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Manchester and Leeds, as well as at The University of Exeterand The University of Reading. Previously The College of Law, it was granted university status in November 2012.
The University of Law’s market-leading Employability Service gives students access to work experience and pro bono opportunities and legal vacancies as soon as they accept their place. The result is excellent employability statistics: 96% of its full-time Legal Practice Course (LPC) students gained employment in 2016 after finishing their course while 91% of undergraduate students achieved the same.
The University of Law ranked 1st for student satisfaction in the UK in the National Student Survey 2016. In 2017, The University of Law was awarded a gold ranking in the Government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
For more information, visit www.law.ac.uk.
RPC is a broad based professional services firm offering both legal and consultancy advice to a range of sectors.
The law firm is made up of 79 all equity partners, over 300 other lawyers and more than 600 people in total. Headquartered in a state of the art site at Tower Bridge in the City of London, RPC has offices in Hong Kong, Singaporeand Bristol.
RPC Consulting is a management consultancy service comprising five partners and more than 40 other people including consultants and quant developers. RPC Consulting is an alternative and independent insurance consultancy with deep sector expertise and an exclusive insurance industry focus. RPC Consulting is a part of RPC. It is based in London and has offices in Cambridge and Paris.
RPC is a member of TerraLex, the worldwide network of independent law firms.
RPC has been accredited in Legal Week’s annual Best Legal Adviser Report eight years in a row, including coming first overall out of all law firms benchmarked in both 2015 and 2013.
RPC was named Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards in 2015, The Lawyer Awards in 2014 and The Halsbury Legal Awards also in 2014.
RPC won Competition Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards in 2015.
RPC was runner up in The Lawyer’s Law Firm of the Year 2013 and was shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year at both Legal Week’s British Legal Awards 2013 and the Legal Business Awards in 2013 and 2014.