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The Bar Standards Board's BPTC enrolment fee has risen by 60 per cent in four years

1-May-2015 9:15 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) enrolment fee has risen by nearly two thirds in just four years, with the Bar Standards Board (BSB) now charging bar students 60 per cent more to enrol on the BPTC than in 2012/13.

Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May boosts NQ salaries to £70,000

30-Apr-2015 3:18 pm | By Richard Simmons

Slaughter and May has reviewed its salaries for 2015, with newly-qualified (NQ) solicitors to be paid £70,000, up by £5,000 on 2014.

Exeter

ULaw teams up with Exeter Uni to offer GDL and LPC in Devon

30-Apr-2015 11:27 am | By Richard Simmons

The University of Law (ULaw) will teach its Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) on the University of Exeter’s main campus from September 2015.

Inns of Court

BPTC fees rise as Inns of Court estimate students waste £5m on the course every year

30-Apr-2015 9:15 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) fees have risen by 9 per cent in three years nationwide, while fees in the capital have been hiked by 12 per cent in the same period.

London

TTIP protestors to 'exorcise' King & Spalding London office

30-Apr-2015 0:03 am | By Natasha Bernal

King & Spalding’s London office will be the target of a protest this afternoon (30 April 2015) against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being negotiated in Europe and the US.

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Manchester

ULaw to offer BPTC in Leeds and Manchester

29-Apr-2015 12:51 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Law has launched its Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) in its Leeds and Manchester centres, doubling the number of bases from which it teaches the bar course. 

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BPP launches legal aid scholarship in response to student's lobbying

29-Apr-2015 9:00 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

BPP has launched a legal aid scholarship, after a former student who was granted a scholarship by its dean lobbied the education provider to support more students like her.

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Training contract numbers down by 5 per cent

27-Apr-2015 11:10 am | By Richard Simmons

The Law Society’s Annual Statistical Report has revealed that training contract numbers decreased slightly in 2013-14.

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Eversheds launches first law apprenticeships

27-Apr-2015 8:00 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Eversheds is launching law apprenticeships in its real estate department, in addition to recruiting business services apprenticeships.

Alan Mak

Ex-Clifford Chance lawyer and Tory MP candidate under fire over 'department head' CV claims

24-Apr-2015 12:52 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Lawyer and Conservative MP candidate for Havant Alan Mak has come under fire after a statement in his leaked CV claimed that he was a department head at magic circle firm Clifford Chance.

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Burges Salmon unveils plans to grow trainee intake further as it announces autumn retention

1-May-2015 12:11 pm | By Richard Simmons

Burges Salmon has announced that it is to grow its trainee intake over the next three years, at the same time as revealing its NQ retention for September, five full months before its second-years are due to qualify.

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Law less ordinary: Parliamentary and electoral law

5-May-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

“Politicians are an unusual bunch,” says Gerald Shamash, of Steel & Shamash – the Labour Party’s go-to legal advisers.

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Fiona Grocock, Gateley

4-May-2015

Lawyer 2B launches some quick-fire questions at Gateley trainee Fiona Grocock

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Election 2015: the laws behind leaflets

29-Apr-2015

While it may appear that political parties, candidates and other campaigners are locked in an uninhibited battle for the hearts and minds of the nation, those wanting to make their voices heard prior to polling day are subject to an array of rules that regulate the business of campaigning generally and campaign materials in particular.

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Why the BSB’s Professional Statement matters for aspiring barristers

28-Apr-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) recently said that its professional statement could be the key to unlocking the bar for many people who are currently unable to access the profession.

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Webcast on 14 May: How to make yourself employable

Lawyer 2B 23-Apr-2015

On Thursday 14 May at 6pm, Lawyer 2B will host another of its careers webcasts.

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Law less ordinary: Parliamentary and electoral law

5-May-2015

“Politicians are an unusual bunch,” says Gerald Shamash, of Steel & Shamash – the Labour Party’s go-to legal advisers.

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Election 2015: the laws behind leaflets

29-Apr-2015

While it may appear that political parties, candidates and other campaigners are locked in an uninhibited battle for the hearts and minds of the nation, those wanting to make their voices heard prior to polling day are subject to an array of rules that regulate the business of campaigning generally and campaign materials in particular.

Shadow banking

What's the deal with... shadow banking?

28-Apr-2015

Although the term may evoke an image of institutions that are up to no good, shadow banking plays an important role in providing alternative finance options.

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What's the deal with... litigation finance?

24-Apr-2015

Today’s up-and-coming lawyers must be ready to talk to their clients and their companies about litigation finance.

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Despite our equality laws, many disabled people won't be able to vote on 7 May

23-Apr-2015

While most of us will take our legal right to cast our ballot for granted, many disabled people will be barred from the democratic process because of lack of accessibility in polling stations.

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Election 2015: a human rights lawyer’s take

22-Apr-2015

Proposed changes mean that while citizens may be ‘British’ and secure, UK civil society will not be just, equal or humane.

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How how a change in immigration law affects family solicitors

16-Apr-2015

People normally think of consulting a family lawyer at the end of their marriage, but increasing numbers of clients are planning ahead, taking advice before they marry on matters such as pre-nuptial agreements and the protection of assets on the breakdown of their relationship.

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Why the BSB’s Professional Statement matters for aspiring barristers

28-Apr-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) recently said that its professional statement could be the key to unlocking the bar for many people who are currently unable to access the profession.

Fraser Galloway

Meet the Hogan Lovells NQ who's standing for Parliament

10-Apr-2015

Fraser Galloway has just qualified at Hogan Lovells, but he’s currently campaigning to be elected as MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South.

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13-Mar-2015

Not all lawyers choose to work in private practice. A growing number are being employed as advisors by all sorts of organisations: manufacturers, banks, oil companies, telecoms companies, football clubs, newspapers, central or local government, to name but a few. This is an overview of what’s it like working in-house, and what skills you need…

Women in management

Where are the women law firm leaders?

9-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Just eight women hold senior management roles in the UK’s top 50 firms despite females dominating the profession at entry level. How can that gulf be closed and what career steps will make the top more reachable? We asked today’s leaders.

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Lawyer 2B launches some quick-fire questions at Gateley trainee Fiona Grocock

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Despite our equality laws, many disabled people won't be able to vote on 7 May

23-Apr-2015

While most of us will take our legal right to cast our ballot for granted, many disabled people will be barred from the democratic process because of lack of accessibility in polling stations.

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