So what’s happening in Davos? The World Economic Forum, that’s what. The world’s great economists, business leaders, journalists and politicians have again gathered to discuss the most pressing issues facing the planet (big remit). For live updates of today’s highlights, including Theresa May’s speech, follow the Guardian’s live business blog. For other news, read on.
Full-service firm Howard Kennedy has made the University of Law the exclusive provider of the Legal Practice Course to the firm’s future trainees.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), Bar Council and Law Society have submitted their responses to an inquiry into the impact of Brexit on the UK justice system led by MPs.
A record number of solicitors have gained the prestigious title of Queen’s Counsel in the most recent round of appointments, which are usually taken up by barristers.
Legal pro bono charity LawWorks is set to feature in a BBC Radio 4 Appeal fronted by the presenter and comedy writer Clive Anderson this Sunday, 22 January.
There have been 113 new QCs appointed in the 2016-17 round, with the number of women applying and being selected at its highest level ever. There has also been a slight rise in the number of BAME applicants, with appointments in line with other groups.
The consultation on proposals for a new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) has closed with students, educators and employers now waiting for a final decision and further detail from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the plans remain controversial.
Another week, another spurious claim to a day being “super” – and today is “Retail Super Thursday”, so named because it combines revelations about Christmas sales figures at loads of big-name UK retailers. The Guardian is providing live updates, including from M&S, John Lewis, Tesco and JD Sports. In other titillating business news...
Responses to the Ministry of Justice’s latest proposals to reform advocacy fees have shown a divide in opinion between solicitors and barristers.
Innovative UK top 20 firm DWF has launched in the French legal services market for the first time through a merger with boutique Paris firm Heenan Paris.