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Footballing female lawyers could soon join their male counterparts with their own legal football league.
Law Society chief executive Des Hudson is to stand down this summer, the solicitors’ representative body announced today.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has unveiled plans to boost gender diversity across the firm by targeting a 30 per cent female partnership, setting an interim goal of 25 per cent within the next three years.
11KBW has picked up another role on the postponed judicial review to determine the final resting place of Richard III, with barrister Andrew Sharland instructed for Leicester City Council.
The Court of Appeal (CoA) has said a Guardian reporter should be able to see contentious secret letters written by Prince Charles to the Government, quashing an order by the Attorney General to avoid revealing them.
Queen Mary, University of London (QMU) has launched an immigration law LLM, to begin in September 2014.
A case stemming from the dispute between Russian oligarchs Boris Berezovsky and Roman Abramovich over a $1.5bn stake in mining company Metalloinvest has settled on the eve of battle.
The presence of cameras inside courtrooms has been hotly debated in the UK for some time. Eloise Skinner weighs up the arguments for and against…
Let’s get ethical: Is there a difference in the ethics of corporate lawyers and high street lawyers?
Three Birmingham law students tackle the question of ethics in law
It’s time for Northern Ireland to follow the rest of the country’s lead on same-sex marriage laws.
Should adults be allowed to smoke in cars when children are present?
Plymouth University has scrapped its LPC. The surprising thing is how many other small providers persevere with it.
Picture the scene: the usual mountain of paperwork, a multitude of late nights, billions of pounds to be made and a CEO who took the reins of a FTSE 100 company before you were born.
Thanks to countless unfortunate examples, everybody knows how not to behave online. But using social media to your active advantage is more difficult than you might imagine…
A population of just over two million people versus the enormous expectation, media interest and excitement that arises from hosting a World Cup finals. Brazil are favourites to win their home World Cup this summer, but could this be possible for Qatar in 2022?
As the market expands again, UK cities are grabbing a piece of the action
Much has been written about the new Defamation Act which came into force on 1 January 2014. Some commentators have called it a “boost for free speech”, while others have declared it a “missed opportunity”.
It was recently announced by the Equalities Minister Maria Miller that same-sex marriages will be legal from 29 March 2014, following the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act receiving Royal Assent in July 2013.
A case that could have ‘closed down the internet’ has reached its conclusion, writes copyright partner Simon Stokes.
David True travels more than 300 miles to his paralegal job each week. Here’s why…
“When looking for work experience, don’t be afraid to approach firms directly as not all opportunities are advertised,” advises Accutrainee’s Simon Latham
It is not easy deciding on which career path to take when you finish school at the age of 16 with very few qualifications. Born and bred in Hackney, East London, this is the dilemma that I found myself in having finished school and not done well enough to even be eligible to take A levels.
The financially lucrative business of match-fixing has been an existing problem for almost 100 years and it is becoming ever more prominent in sport today.
Kent law student Claire Splawn explains her role in a groundbreaking asylum case.
People often believe apprenticeships are low-level qualifications that don’t lead anywhere. However there are over 200 apprenticeships to choose from, offering 1,200 roles.
On Monday 6 January, for the first time in British history, solicitors and barristers walked out of court to protest against government proposals.
In 2008 I had a pancreatic aneurism, which pretty much ended my footballing career.
Social mobility is a huge concern for the legal profession, and in recent years most major firms have put increasing effort into developing programmes to help raise aspirations in their local communities.
Had you asked me six months ago, I would have told you that my legal career was already mapped out: A levels, followed by university, the LPC, and hopefully securing a training contract. However, that was before I undertook work experience at Riverview.
As a career-changer and recent law graduate I had a diverse CV but I required more legal work experience, writes Megan Attree.
City Law School LPC student Joshua Schuermann was on the victorious team in the recent Young Legal Minds contest.
NHS England (NHSE) recently postponed their controversial scheme to share GP data with organisations outside the NHS, just weeks before the intended implementation date.
Barrister Marcus Elliott makes some timely suggestions to the Ministry of Justice
Law firms are obsessed with ticking boxes to fulfil their social diversity obligations, but lack the belief to make real change, writes David Press.
Pre nups are big news, but will the Law Commission’s recommendations clarify the law?
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