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DLA Piper wins deal with Student Loans Company

8 January 2010

The Edinburgh team of DLA Piper has been awarded the contract to provide legal advice to the Student Loans Company (SLC).

The firm will be the SLC’s external legal advisor for the next three years, providing support to SLC's in-house team in litigation, debt recovery, data protection, corporate issues, contracts and commercial property.

DLA Piper’s bid was led by Scottish-based partners John McKinlay and Hazel Moffat. They will both have leading roles on the account with support from DLA’s network of offices across the UK and potentially in EU countries where SLC loans are granted to eligible students.

The Student Loans Company provides financial assistance for people who want to go to university or college.

John McKinlay said: "We look forward to building our partnership with SLC's in-house legal team and providing the advice, support and counsel the business requires."

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