Miller: Issues on Appeal

Miller: Issues on Appeal BPTC Lecturer, Anthony Kennedy, looks at the issues which are likely to face the Supreme Court when all 11 Justices determine the outcome of the appeal in R (on the application of Miller and another) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. Introduction On Monday 5 December, the Supreme more

Future Legal Mind 2017

The third annual Future Legal Mind award has been launched – offering UK law undergraduates the chance to win a valuable work placement and cash prizes totalling over £7,000. The prestigious award, in association with industry publication Lawyer 2B, offers the country’s brightest legal minds a leg-up into a much sought-after profession. Last year saw more


This month we profile LPC Alumna Deborah Laidlaw, Family Lawyer at Stowe Family Law, who began her legal career by studying at our Leeds campus, she discusses what she has gone on to do since graduating. Year of graduation: 2008 Course name: Legal Practice Course (LPC) Which BPP University centre did you study at? Leeds Job Title: more

7 advantages of starting the LPC in January rather than September

Taking the less travelled route can be a smart move. Our Careers Team look at some of plusses of commencing the LPC in the New Year. more

BPP Pro Bono Centre’s Legal Advice Clinic – A student perspective

Charlotte Barrington is a London LPC student. She volunteers with BPP’s Pro Bono Clinic (BLAC), one of the Pro Bono Centre’s projects. The Pro Bono Centre facilitates around 30 projects engaging law students to deliver pro bono legal advice and education services to improve access to justice. Charlotte was invited to speak about her pro more

Baroness Newlove, Victims’ Commissioner

James Watson, London LPC student 2016-2017, reports on a talk by Baroness Newlove, Victims’ Commissioner. She visited BPP’s Holborn campus on 18 October 2016 and spoke about the importance of remembering the victims during criminal legal procedures.     On Tuesday the 18th of October, BPP’s Holborn campus was graced with the presence of Helen Newlove, Baroness more

Fearless Sam heads to the US to work on death row appeals

It may not be for the faint-hearted, but one BPP University Law School student has spoken of the ‘incredible experience’ he had whilst working on death row appeals in America. Sam Smart has just returned from a remarkable placement in Mississippi with the Office of Capital Post Conviction Counsel after he secured the experience through more

R (Miller): Speedbump or Roadblock?

BPTC tutor Anthony Kennedy discusses the R (miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, he summarises the legal basis for the ruling and outlines the potential legal/political consequences which may follow from it. more

Soap star Sonny swaps small screen for legal life

Soap star Sonny Flood has swapped the small screen for the courtroom – and he could not be happier. Hollyoaks fans will certainly be more familiar with the fresh-faced Sonny as his alter ego, Josh Ashworth, whose infamous story lines included attempted murder, drinking and joyriding. more

BPP University Law School search for UK’s most talented advocates

BPP University Law School is to launch a nationwide competition to discover the next top trial advocates – with a scholarship up for grabs. more

Denton's team up with BPP University Law School for Solicitor Apprenticeships

Dentons team up with BPP University Law School for Solicitor Apprenticeships

BPP University Law School are delighted to have teamed up with Global law firm Dentons as they become the latest firm to offer Solicitor Apprenticeships. Dentons, which has more than 6,500 lawyers across 50 different countries, has confirmed that it will take up to four school-leavers from September 2017 in a new programme named “Your more

Pro Bono Centre – The Dublin Convention and asylum

Amy Oliver and Libby Anderson are BPP University alumni students from the academic year 20015-2016. In completing their BPTC, they researched the implications of the Dublin Convention on asylum applications. Their work was supervised by BPP Pro Bono Centre’s Supervising Solicitor, Shaila Pal and appears in full below. History and Aims The aim of the Dublin system more

Pro Bono Centre – Managing risks….The Streetlaw Project

Victoria Speed is Joint Director of Pro Bono at BPP Law School. Rachael Kirkup is Streetlaw Supervising Solicitor. This article expands on their presentation delivered at the UK’s inaugural Streetlaw Best Practice annual conference held at Birmingham University on 7th to 8th September 2016. With up to eight Streetlaw presentations per week running across eight more

Pro Bono Centre – Return to Calais

Victoria Speed is Joint Director of Pro Bono, BPP Pro Bono Centre. In June 2016, she visited the Calais “Jungle” with the pro bono team, volunteering with Care4Calais. An account of that visit is available here. In October, Victoria returned to the camp to volunteer once again.   Return to Calais It was an easy more

Burges Salmon teams up with BPP University Law School for new Legal Apprenticeships

Burges Salmon teams up with BPP University Law School for new Legal Apprenticeships

Five new Bristol apprentices have started their careers in law this week, after Burges Salmon teamed up with BPP University Law School to launch its new paralegal apprenticeship programme. Burges Salmon joins a number of other leading law firms in adopting the new government-backed paralegal apprenticeship. The new recruits will undertake a two year programme more

Alumnus Profile, Christopher Birch, Solicitor at Stowe Family Law LLP

This month we profile Alumnus Christopher Birch, Solicitor at Stowe Family Law LLP, who discusses what he has gone on to do since graduating. Year of graduation: 2009 Course name: Bar Vocational Course (BVC) now Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) Which BPP University centre did you study at? Leeds Job Title: Solicitor Company Name: Stowe Family more

Making time for Micro mindfulness

With the new academic year starting to get into full swing, Angela Jouanneau BPP University LLB and GDL lecturer in her second blog discusses the importance of identifying the potential pockets of time to practice being mindful. Whilst you still have a spring in your step now, once launched and running at “full speed ahead” with more

Kennedys partners with BPP Law School

Kennedys partners with BPP Law School

International law firm Kennedys has selected BPP University Law School as its provider for six new solicitor and 16 new paralegal apprenticeships. Apprentices will work in one of Kennedys’ national network of offices including London, Chelmsford, Cambridge, Sheffield, Manchester, Taunton and Birmingham. Those starting the new Solicitor Apprenticeship will have the opportunity to qualify as more

Alumna Profile, Lucy Phipps, Solicitor (PARTNER) at Stowe Family Law

This month we profile GDL & LPC Alumna Lucy Phipps, who studied at our Leeds campus, she tell us what she has gone on to do since graduating... more

BPP University teams up with global giant to give law interns invaluable experience

BPP University is set to offer once-in-a-lifetime internships to Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) students at a global corporate training company. more