Bar law school offers corporate training programme

The BPP University Law School has announced a new “corporate training” programme as part of the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), which will offer the chance for a select few to become better versed in the world of business.

There are just four places available and each comes with a scholarship fee discount for the BPTC. Places are open to all of BPP Bar students starting the BPTC this month.

The course, delivered in partnership with training provider Duke Corporate Education, will offer trainee barristers the chance to spend time in business. Those selected for the programme will get to meet senior management teams of global companies. Duke’s clients include corporate giants such as Cisco, Novartis and BMW.

More barristers are taking on commercial work, and fewer are able to do Legal Aid work, as a result of government cutbacks. However, the numbers wishing to become barristers is increasing.  There has been a 10 per cent rise in pupillage numbers announced recently by the Bar Council, which has seen chambers’ graduate places increase from 397 to 437.

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