LPC wins law school backing

NOTTINGHAM Law School has followed the College of Law in giving a thumbs up to the new Legal Practice Course.

A survey carried out by the school among 2,633 trainees and solicitor supervisors from the top 100 firms, revealed over 75 per cent of supervisors were satisfied with the levels of knowledge shown by trainees in compulsory and skill subjects.

Proposed changes to the LPC suggested by the survey included the introduction of a financial element and a course directed at the type of practice with which the students had training contracts.

Dean of Nottingham Law School Professor Nigel Savage said: “There has been much misinformed and anecdotal criticism of the LPC. If it is delivered in a challenging environment it is capable of stretching bright students.”

A College of Law survey conducted last month also showed a positive response towards the LPC.