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LPC applications fall by 10 per cent as fees continue to climb

7-Jul-2014 10:59 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Applications for the Legal Practice Course (LPC) have dropped by 10 per cent compared to this time last year.

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Barristers

Corrected Bar Council figures show 40 per cent drop in tenancies in single year

2-Jul-2014 10:46 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Bar Council and Bar Standards Board have re-released tenancy figures, after human error caused the two bodies to release the wrong statistics as part of their annual Bar Barometer report for 2014.

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Cleary Gottlieb and Michelmores first to release autumn retention stats

2-Jul-2014 10:15 am | By Richard Simmons

The first three firms to release their autumn 2014 retention figures have all kept on 100% of their trainees.

Leeds

Walker Morris launches bursaries encouraging future trainees to travel

27-Jun-2014 1:01 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Leeds firm Walker Morris will award £1,000 bursaries to three future trainees every year, in a bid to encourage its prospective employees to undertake charity work in the UK or overseas or develop their commercial awareness abroad.

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Kent students triumph at The Lawyer Awards 2014

27-Jun-2014 10:30 am | By Richard Simmons

The University of Kent’s law clinic won the ’Ethical Initiative of the Year’ category at The Lawyer Awards 2014, for their work on a groundbreaking asylum case.

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SRA defends its record after leaving students out of pocket

24-Jun-2014 4:44 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has defended its handling of reducing student enrolment costs, after students who enrolled before its decision to slash registration costs were left out of pocket.

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Barristers

Oxbridge-educated bar entrants rise as the profession’s morale takes a tumble

19-Jun-2014 3:54 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Nearly half of all new entrants to the bar were Oxbridge-educated, according to a Bar Standards Board (BSB) report entitled Barristers’ Working Lives.

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Law centre training programme launches

19-Jun-2014 11:29 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

A programme supported by magic circle and City firms which trains law students to work in legal advice centres is now open to firms, chambers, law schools and universities.

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Norton Rose Fulbright hikes salaries to magic circle levels

8-Jul-2014 11:10 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Newly-qualified (NQ) lawyers at Norton Rose Fulbright will now earn as much as their counterparts at Linklaters and Slaughter and May.

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How many training contract applications have you made so far this summer?

Google

Google and an EU ‘right to be forgotten’?

10-Jul-2014

In May the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a surprising ruling in the data protection case, Costeja, which concerned Google’s search engine.

Pub

Last Orders for the Great British Pub?

8-Jul-2014

Changes in legislation have affected the pub industry for the worse over the last decade, but recent proposals look more promising.

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Google

Google and an EU ‘right to be forgotten’?

10-Jul-2014

In May the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a surprising ruling in the data protection case, Costeja, which concerned Google’s search engine.

Pub

Last Orders for the Great British Pub?

8-Jul-2014

Changes in legislation have affected the pub industry for the worse over the last decade, but recent proposals look more promising.

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Cake or biscuit? The Scottish court decides

2-Jul-2014

HM Revenue & Customs is forced to defend its policy of charging VAT on biscuits and not cakes in what is a tough taste challenge for the Scottish courts

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Flexible working: the law is catching up with Generation Y

1-Jul-2014

Employees don’t have the right to flexible working… but they do now have the right to request it

FT

L2B explains the FT: China seeks to make the renminbi a global currency

27-Jun-2014

The FT has reported on George Osborne’s push to place London at the centre of the fast-growing renminbi trade. But what does that actually mean? Lawyer 2B looks at the paradox of China’s push to build a global currency.

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Training contract application questions: tips from the experts

26-Jun-2014

Some indispensable advice for tackling common questions on training contract application forms.

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Tennis for anyone? Discrimination on the court

25-Jun-2014

With Wimbledon underway, Daniel De Saulles looks at a discrimination case that’s been brought against the Lawn Tennis Association by a young player of the game.

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