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Achievements of legal profession celebrated at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2014

The successes of legal professionals and firms were recognised at the Law Society Excellence Awards, held earlier this month at the Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster.

Law and business: commercial news round-up 24.10.14

Immerse yourself this week in some quite depressing economic news – of EU budgetary demands, Tesco's massive hole in its profits and increased government spending.

CityLawLIVE conference extends deadline to 7 November

CityLawLIVE, the one-day student conference for aspiring City lawyers, has announced that it is extending its deadline for applications to Friday 7 November.

BPP launches Halloween-themed legal horror stories site

Getting into the spirit of the season, BPP Law School has launched a spooky new website aimed at encouraging students and others to share their scariest tales of interviews gone wrong and emails fired off in haste.


CILEx chief executive honoured with lifetime achievement award

The Modern Law Awards last week honoured the chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Diane Burleigh OBE, for her lifetime of achievements in the legal profession.


Plans to introduce 28-day limit on police bail welcomed by Law Society

The government’s announcement that it could place a time of limit of 28 days for suspects to be held on police bail has been welcomed by the Law Society.


Legal team to grow at KPMG as firm acquires multi-disciplinary ABS licence

The accountancy firm KPMG has recently been awarded an alternative business structure licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.


Legal aid proposals criticised by government’s own consultant

The Ministry of Justice’s approach to cutting legal aid has been criticised by one of its own consultants.

It’s easy being green: The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook is back!

Demonstrate that you take being green seriously by getting your hands on a copy of this year’s verdant edition of The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook, enrobed in this year’s most on-trend colour.

Law and business: commercial news round-up 17.10.14

Commerciality and business nous: these are prized skills among lawyers and exactly the kind of thing that recruiters are looking for their trainees to possess.

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