How ironic. Just days after CMS Cameron McKenna announced its decision to insist its trainees attend BPP Law School to study the LPC, Nottingham Law School announced the management team for its new London branch.
But with the addition of Camerons to the ever-burgeoning list of sole-provider firms, that same management team may soon be wondering exactly what they are for. With the likes of Allen & Overy, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith, Lovells, Norton Rose, Slaughter and May and now even Camerons already hitched to other providers, and with Barlow Lyde & Gilbert considering a proposal from the College of Law, are there any eligible firms left for Nottingham to woo? Assuming that the remaining handful of top firms were willing to stake their credibility by shacking up with Nottingham, there remains the question of whether they command the critical mass to develop bespoke LPCs. Nottingham's dean, Professor Michael Gunn, was unavailable for comment. Get the latest news and an irreverent commentary delivered to your desktop every Wednesday by subscribing to Lawyer News Weekly.