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Students outraged as Anglia Ruskin suspends Chelmsford LPC

10-Apr-2014 5:30 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Anglia Ruskin has suspended its Legal Practice Course (LPC) at its Chelmsford campus, making it the second university to stop teaching the course within as many months.

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The Bar Barometer 2014: what else did it say?

8-Apr-2014 4:38 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

The annual report from the Bar Standards Board and Bar Council last week made news for its erroneous assertion that tenancies had fallen by 64 per cent, overshadowing a number of interesting stats about the current makeup of the bar.

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Bird & Bird teams up with BT for science workshops

8-Apr-2014 12:42 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Bird & Bird and BT have teamed up to offer sixth-formers the chance to learn about intellectual property law while encouraging them to study science at university. 

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Labour: We'll make a diverse legal profession our mission

7-Apr-2014 5:34 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Labour party has stated its commitment to a more diverse legal profession, criticising past governments for their lack of commitment to the cause.

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Supreme Court refuses Cadbury's permission to appeal colour purple trademark

7-Apr-2014 2:25 pm | By Kate Beioley

Cadbury has exhausted all avenues to trademark the colour purple after its application to appeal was refused by the Supreme Court.

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Bar Council apologises over 64 per cent tenancy stat gaffe

4-Apr-2014 4:23 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Bar Council has issued an apology over its Bar Barometer report, released this week, which erroneously stated that the number of new tenancies had fallen by 64 per cent in a single year.

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Law graduate salaries plummet by 17%

14-Apr-2014 12:01 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

 The salaries of law graduates dropped by 17 per cent in the five years from 2007 to 2012, according to research by the Complete University Guide.

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The Land Registry must be protected

15-Apr-2014

Three trainee lawyers from HighStreetLawyer.com member firms give their views on the Government’s proposals to privatise the Land Registry.

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From Kick-off to Kick-back: the latest Bribery Act prosecutions

9-Apr-2014

Bribery Act prosecutions are growing in number

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Crimea and contract sanctions: a major step backwards?

25-Mar-2014

How enforceable are the EU sanctions against Russians involved in the Crimea crisis?

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Caring, sharing: what should the NHS be allowed to do with our data?

12-Mar-2014

NHS England (NHSE) recently postponed their controversial scheme to share GP data with organisations outside the NHS, just weeks before the intended implementation date.

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Changing the definition of child neglect

15-Apr-2014

New laws being considered by Parliament would see emotionally cruel parents face up to a decade in jail, as physically negligent parents currently do.

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'Right, for the wrong reasons': The Supreme Court considers private nuisance

9-Apr-2014

In late February 2014, the Supreme Court considered the tort of private nuisance for the first time in its five-year history 

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Get ahead, get a decent vac scheme

9-Apr-2014

Vacation schemes are here again and now they’re more crucial than ever in the war for talent.

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The Bar Barometer 2014: what else did it say?

8-Apr-2014

The annual report from the Bar Standards Board and Bar Council last week made news for its erroneous assertion that tenancies had fallen by 64 per cent, overshadowing a number of interesting stats about the current makeup of the bar.

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Owning Rooney's face: image rights and how they're enforced

7-Apr-2014

One of the most problematic issues of Wayne Rooney’s new £300,000 per week contract was agreeing his image rights. However, the future handling of image rights is about to change.

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Peer panel: Construction – Rebuilding

7-Apr-2014

Beyond the headline infrastructure projects, UK construction work is still recovering from the clobbering it took during the slump

Ben Douglas-Jones

Contempt is not a crime

3-Apr-2014

A Supreme Court has for the first time spelt out the difference between civil and criminal contempt in English and Welsh law

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Simmons ramps up its ambition for the ambitious

3-Apr-2014

According to Simmons & Simmons’ graduate recruitment partner Alan Gar, top of most of his fellow partners’ wish lists for future trainee qualities is ambition.

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Cameras in court: a welcome development?

11-Mar-2014

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…

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Let’s get ethical: Is there a difference in the ethics of corporate lawyers and high street lawyers?

7-Mar-2014

Three Birmingham law students tackle the question of ethics in law

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