Self-styled legal training disruptor the College of Legal Practice has secured a partnership with a top regional firm to develop the next generation of solicitors.
Midlands practice Wright Hassall will help employees with degrees across the 275-strong firm to qualify by offering them the college’s new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) preparation courses.
The college, whose training is conducted remotely, will deliver the two-year programme through supported and flexible learning. Candidates can ‘earn and learn’ without the necessity of attending classroom sessions, though the programme does involve face-to-face induction and networking.
Wright Hassall expects to put two staff members on to the programme initially.
Lindsay Barnett, HR director at the firm, said: ‘The [firm] has always believed in developing its own talent and this extends that to anyone who works with Wright Hassall and has a degree – whether they originally wanted to work as a solicitor or had other ambitions.
'We were extremely impressed by the way that The College of Legal Practice has brought flexibility and accessibility into the learning design for their SQE Prep Courses.'
Established in 2018, The College of Legal Practice was set up by The College of Law in Australasia as a wholly owned UK subsidiary. Its SQE1 preparation course costs £1,800.