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39 Essex Street’s Jenni Richards QC successfully persuaded the High Court that a widow has the right to save her dead husband’s frozen sperm so that she could have his children in the future.
Kennedys is to recruit more apprentices to its Chelmsford, London, Manchester and Sheffield offices.
A 22-year-old philosophy and politics student has scooped an innovative award from a magic circle law firm, bagging £5,000 towards her university fees and a place on the practice’s summer vacation scheme later this year.
Criminal lawyers are set to swamp Westminster today in a mass protest against government plans to slash legal aid rates, with police told to expect more than 1,000 demonstrators.
Oldham Council will recruit two apprentices into its in-house legal team, with both apprentices taking the CILEx training route.
It’s frighteningly expensive, brutally competitive and even when successful, grindingly hard work – but young people should not be dissuaded from studying law, a combination of top academics and leading lawyers told London sixth-formers yesterday at Lawyer 2B’s Year 12 Careers Day.
Slaughter and May has revealed a 95 per cent retention rate for its spring 2014 qualifiers, keeping 38 of 40 trainees.
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.
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.
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.
Yesterday evening, barristers and pupils from 5 Essex Court, Blackstone Chambers, Church Court Chambers and Devereux Chambers gathered to give their advice on how to gain pupillage to Kaplan Law School BPTC students. Here’s what we learned…
The education sector is providing plenty of work for lawyers, especially in relation to academy conversions.
Lawyer 2B’s tame barrister explains the intricacies of practice. This issue: going on secondment is a great opportunity for a young barrister, but there are pitfalls for the unwary…
Training contract and vac scheme applicants are facing epically testing times at Withers and Charles Russell. The two firms, charitably determined to break the monotony of mind-numbingly uniform application forms, are posing more unusual questions.
Amy Woolfson gets her Latin on to explain the concept of obiter…
“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.
Michael Schumacher’s unforeseen skiing injury undoubtedly came as a massive shock to all. However, head injuries are an increasing and unsettling trend in the world of sport and there are many legal issues surrounding them.
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.
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