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Services to business

There are a number of ways in which Nottingham Law School can help to support your business – from consultancy to bespoke training, or even to working with our students. We’re here to help you. Get in touch today.

Legal consultancy

At Nottingham Law School, we provide expert consultancy and contract research to a wide range of organisations in the legal sector.

Past consultancy, contract research education and training projects include:

  • bespoke training courses for junior and senior lawyers in the UK and elsewhere
  • work with police forces, education providers, and a range of charitable bodies on hate crimes
  • public education and training on human rights
  • reports on the regulation and enhancement of legal education and professional training in numerous jurisdictions worldwide
  • reports on aspects of corporate, partnership, and insolvency law
  • reports on legal protections for vulnerable and excluded communities
  • reports on the application of ecclesiastical law

In particular, Nottingham Law School offers a specific consultancy service to compliance and training officers in legal services organisations, legal services regulators and similar organisations.  This includes educational audits, gap analysis and competence mapping; mentoring educational developers, evaluation of internal policies and strategies relating to education, training, and compliance; consultations and other investigations.

To find out how our academic team can help, contact, Associate Dean for Research, Nottingham Law School

If you are seeking legal advice rather than consultancy services, contact Nottingham Law School’s award-winning teaching law firm, NLS Legal, which is fully regulated by Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Bespoke training

Our expert practitioner tutors can support your business needs by providing experiential training in areas such as negotiation, mediation, advocacy and vulnerable witnesses.

Our versatile and innovative approach to training combines online, self-directed study with in-person practical exercises, enabling delegates to work through “real world” examples and obtain feedback on their performance. To find out more about how we can help support the training needs of your business, contact

Access our students

Build a talent pipeline for your organisation by recruiting our students.

Whether it is a work placement, internship or short-term project, our graduates and postgraduates can help your business to achieve positive results.

Over the 2020/21 academic year, more than 2,300 businesses benefitted from the resource, ideas and skills of over 3,700 NTU student placements. Contact to find out more about accessing the talents of our students.

Placements and employer challenges

There are a number of ways that you can look to recruit our own students to work within your organisation.

Short-term placements

These are a low-cost, temporary, and flexible way to get student talent into your business. They also represent a great opportunity to trial future employees and add extra resource for a specific project – from one week up to 16 weeks.


Placements Lasting up to a year, these are an effective way to attract future employees and upskill your workforce whilst giving students practical work experience. Our students are looking to undertake paid sandwich placements in their second or third year of study, starting between June and September.

Virtual placements

We understand that the working landscape has shifted, and many employers are now able to offer virtual placement opportunities. A virtual placement offers flexibility to both the student and employer, and can be completed remotely from home, by communicating through online platforms. This enables you to reach a larger pool of talent, harness digital skills and access students from various geographical locations.

Get in touch with to find out more about placement opportunities.

Employer Challenges

Do you have a legal or business related challenge you would like solving? Our students could work with you to understand the problem, and come back to you with recommendations and actions to alleviate the problem.

Get in touch with to find out more about our employer challenge.


Nottingham Trent University have been successfully delivering higher and degree apprenticeships since 2015, providing training solutions to a wide range of businesses.

The Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship is a six-year distance learning apprenticeship, incorporating the six foundation subjects traditionally found in a law degree, together with preparation courses for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

The course is in two stages:

Stage One: Years one - four will be spent on our LLB (Hons) Law by Distance Learning course

Stage Two: Years five and six will be spent on preparation for the SQE.

Stage Two focuses on what the SRA term ‘Functioning Legal Knowledge’, and the application of that knowledge to ‘Practical Legal Skills’. Stage Two is two-years in duration and results in the award of PGDip following successful completion of 120 Credit Points. Successful completion of the End Point Assessment (which is separate to the NTU assessment regime) will also result in the apprentice’s admittance to the Roll of Solicitors, allowing them to practise as a solicitor in England & Wales.

Upon completion of the course, students will gain an LLB law degree, Postgraduate Diploma and prepare students to undertake the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). Successful completion of the SQE allows formal qualification as a solicitor.

The apprenticeship is aimed at post-A Level school leavers, paralegals, chartered legal executives and those seeking a career change, who wish to qualify as a solicitor. It is recommended that applicants are employed in a legal environment for 30 hours or more a week, with at least 50% of their time based in England.

Applicants must be sponsored by an employer to undertake an apprenticeship at NLS.

The L7 Solicitor Apprenticeship starts in September 2023.

Years one – four consists of four study weekends per year.

Year Five consists of five study weekends (October, December, January, March and April).

Year Six consists of four study weekends (October, December, January and February).

Apprentices are entitled to 20% Off the Job. As the teaching takes place on weekends, employers must give time back in lieu to the apprentices. Generally, apprentices take one study day per week, in addition to the weekends.

Law firms or companies who have a law department with a full in-house legal team are eligible to take on apprentices.

Level 7 Solicitor Degree Apprenticeship

This six-year, distance learning apprenticeship is intended for post-A level school leavers, paralegals, chartered legal executives and those seeking a career change, who wish to qualify as a solicitor.