University of Law gains Scottish foothold with takeover of Glasgow-based CLT Scotland

One of the longest-established specialist providers of legal education and training in the UK has established a Scottish presence.

The University of Law has gained a foothold after acquiring Central Law Training Scotland, which is based in Glasgow.

The University of Law (ULaw) has gained a foothold after acquiring Glasgow-based Central Law Training Scotland (CLT Scotland) from Wilmington on undisclosed terms.

With nine campuses across England, as well as an online campus and provision of courses through six other UK universities, ULaw is now set to transition CLT Scotland into its first Scottish operation over the next 18 months.

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At present, CLT Scotland mainly provides continued professional development (CPD) courses to Scottish solicitors and trainees, as well as accredited courses to the paralegal sector.

As part of the share purchase, ULaw is retaining the CLT Scotland team and will implement a “smooth and gradual transition” over the coming months, which will see CLT Scotland adopt the ULaw brand.

Professor Andrea Nollent, vice chancellor and chief executive at the University of Law, said: “This is a hugely exciting opportunity for our university, giving us an important presence in Scotland with a well-known provider in the market.

“We are confident this agreement will be very beneficial for both parties, allowing us to pool our resources to expand both the range and quality of the courses we offer.”

Mark Milner, chief executive of Wilmington, added: “We are pleased to have found a great new home for CLT Scotland within The University of Law. CLT Scotland has been an integral part of Wilmington plc for many years and we wish them the very best for the future.”

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