This article was published on November 12th, 2013
Kirsten Boardman, Solicitor within our Private Client Department, has once again joined the Staffordshire University LPC and CPE Mentoring Scheme.
Staffordshire University was the first institution to introduce this scheme and it has been highly praised and supported by the SRA. All LPC institutions are now encouraged by the SRA to set up such a link with practice. The scheme is always spoken of highly by students and it can provide a most valuable experience to them during the time in which they are studying on the LPC and CPE.
The scheme not only benefits students but also enables practitioners to discuss the form and content of the training of the future members of the law profession.
The Staffordshire University LPC course gained the top Law Society grading ‘commendable’ in its last three day assessment visit which has really raised its profile within the profession
Kirsten gained her LPC from Staffordshire University and the scheme, which has been in place since 1996, sees many former students are acting as mentors as they have progressed from their own LPC to traineeships and qualification. This is very beneficial and gives huge encouragement to the student group.