CMS appoints The University of Law to develop new Diploma in Professional Legal Practice

Penelope Warne

CMS has appointed The University of Law to develop an exciting new postgraduate qualification for its trainees in Scotland.

All students going through the CMS training programme will undertake their Diploma in Professional Legal Practice under this new structure, leading to a more uniform and “high quality experience” for all the firm’s Scottish trainees.

This approach is unique to the Scottish market and complements a similar scheme offered by The University of Law in London, CMS’s existing LPC, GDL and PSC provider.

It is expected that the first students to enrol onto the course will begin their studies under this new approach in September 2016.

CMS Senior Partner Penelope Warne said: “We are delighted to team up with The University of Law in the provision of this unique qualification in Scotland, which will bring more consistency to legal training and education for CMS trainees.

“We are committed to bridging the gap between education and the workplace, and recognise the importance of ensuring that our trainees have top quality training and are equipped with the skills they need irrespective of location.

“CMS has worked with The University of Law to develop a qualification that is ideally tailored for our firm and also suits both the current and future needs of our trainees.”

Provost/chief academic officer Andrea Nollent of University of Lawadded: “We have enjoyed a successful working relationship with CMS for many years and are excited to be working with them on this innovative development of their training.

“This is a market leading proposition which will equip the firm’s trainees with the edge they need to succeed in a highly competitive and rapidly evolving market.”

Further details about the new postgraduate qualification will be announced in due course.

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