London Met targets banks for LPC push

London Metropolitan University is to offer its Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Canary Wharf in a bid to capture paralegals at investment banks.

The law school’s LPC director for Canary Wharf, Mark Blakely, explained: “We are aiming to attract people working full-time at Citibank and the other investment banks, as well as students with childcare commitments.

“There are 60,000 people working in Canary Wharf, so we thought, ‘we have the space, and we have the capacity, so let’s take it to them.’ ”

The LPC will be delivered by the university’s Department of Law, Governance and International Relations in a part-time, evening format. Thirty students a year will take the course from September this year.

The university obtained the new space following a joint-venture with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Tower Hamlets College to launch the Canary Wharf Idea Store in March last year.

The Canary Wharf Idea Store combines adult education, library and information services, and is the fourth such venture in the borough.