MISSION: To enhance the careers of legal professionals through the delivery of innovative, practice-focused legal education and training.


The College of Legal Practice is a new, practice-based training provider that works with legal services organisations and individuals who are willing to make the bold choice to change the way they learn.

Fully committed to increasing access to the profession, The College will offer programmes to support the increasingly diverse career pathways that are now available to those wishing to become a solicitor. From intensive, purpose-built virtual training programmes that enhance core qualification training, to those designed to develop experienced practitioners for the modern demands of the legal services sector.

Established in April 2019, The College of Legal Practice was set up by The College of Law in Australasia as a wholly owned UK subsidiary. The College of Law in Australasia is a mature and unique not-for-profit provider of professional legal education and market leader for lawyer qualification training in Australasia. Their intention in forming The College of Legal Practice was to diversify and extend their expertise in delivering modular, practice-based legal training into new jurisdictions around the world, building on 45 years’ experience of working with leading law firms and training over 5,000 lawyers each year.

Professor Nigel Savage (Past President of the University of Law, former HEFCE Board member, and TDAP committee member) led the creation of The College of Legal Practice as interim CEO until the end of January 2020. Dr Giles Proctor, as new CEO, is now taking the organisation’s development to the next stage.


“The College of Legal Practice has been created to offer a new and highly-relevant, flexible approach to practice-driven learning. I am genuinely excited to be leading the College at what is a turning point for not just the legal education sector, but for the entire legal profession.”


Dr Giles Proctor - Chief Executive Officer