Osborne Clarke Chooses BPP University Law School To Prepare Future Trainees For SQE

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has chosen BPP University Law School to help prepare its future trainees to undertake the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE).

Building on a well-established relationship, the partnership with BPP University Law School will focus on an integrated programme of legal, technical, commercial, and personal development skills for trainees and solicitor apprentices. The first intake at BPP will begin in September 2024. 

Commenting on the firm’s programme, Alexandra Gower, Partner and Training Principal at Osborne Clarke said, “People often ask me ‘what the future of business may look like,’ and this is a real opportunity to consider what it means for the way our lawyers learn about the law, apply the law and, importantly, translate the law to meet the needs of the clients of the future. And that’s not just about legal technical expertise, it’s the full package of developing the person as well as the lawyer.

At a minimum, junior lawyers should expect firms to support them in developing their communications skills and building relationships with peers, colleagues and clients. Our culture is at the heart of our business and drives how we support our people’s development, both as lawyers and individuals. And so our programme will go beyond to cover everything from legal technology and sector innovation through to reflective learning, inclusivity and personal well-being.”

Osborne Clarke also announced the appointment of Dimitri Vastardis to the newly created role of development manager. Vastardis will assist the SQE training regime, joining from BPP where he lectured and supported the corporate practice areas at the school. 

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