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26/05/2017

Nottingham Law School legal advice centre launches service for small businesses

The legal advice centre run by Nottingham Law School has launched a new service to support small businesses, entrepreneurs and charities.

25/05/2017

Commercial news round-up: RBS, Scottish Power, zero-hours, Nokia v Apple, Fever Tree

This week, a rare collection of news without any Brexit-related items. Which is not to say that it’s not bubbling away in the background of course, but it’s nice to have a short break from its overt presence.

24/05/2017

University of Law partners with Reading to offer LPC and GDL courses

The University of Law and the University of Reading have formed a new partnership to provide postgraduate legal training courses.

SRA, BSB and other legal professional bodies to attend Pride 2017 festivals

Organisations from across the legal sector, including the Solicitors Regulation Authority will once again be attending the Birmingham and London Pride festivals in a show of support for and celebration of the LGBT community.

19/05/2017

Travers Smith in round of all-women partner promotions

Women make up all of the latest round of partner promotions at leading corporate firm Travers Smith. 

Major judicial review judgement: High Court judge reluctantly upholds Jeremy Hunt’s £321m million cuts to NHS community pharmacy services – but berates government

A major 16-month judicial review of Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s decision to cut £321 million from NHS’s community pharmacy budget has ended with a High Court judgment in favour of the government. 

LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards 2017: winners revealed

Merchant Taylor’s Hall in the City of London crackled with excitement on 18 May as representatives from over 60 top law firms convened to find out who would be the winners of the prestigious LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards 2017.

18/05/2017

Commercial news round-up: Deliveroo, runways, Vodafone, Facebook

The best commercial lawyers have their fingers firmly on the pulse of the business world. If that is the role to which you aspire, starting to get a grip now on the business and economic news of the day is essential, but it can be hard to know where to start. Look no further.

17/05/2017

Two Russell Group universities drop out of Guardian University Guide 2018 top 20 places to study law

Two Russell Group universities have dropped out of the top 20 places to study law in this year’s Guardian University Guide, but the overall picture reveals a mixed range of results for the group of universities traditionally regarded as the country’s elite. 

15/05/2017

Solicitors Qualifying Exam: Law lecturers and academics label SRA “disingenuous” over reporting of concerns raised about ‘super exam’

The Association of Law Teachers has criticised the Solicitors Regulation Authority over the regulator’s “disingenuous” reporting of the widespread criticism of its plans to introduce a new Solicitors Qualifying Examination.