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Our News section offers key stories from the legal world, with a particular emphasis on training issues. We trawl the legal and mainstream press, and solicit press releases, so we can produce pithy news stories for your reading pleasure. But consider this a jumping-off point; read it here first, but do further research to find out more. And don’t forget to comment by signing into MyLC.N.
28/05/2015

A Magna Carta for a digital age? Students invited to enter Times/HSF advocacy competition

This year’s advocacy competition, run by The Times and sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills, has opened for submissions.


Education and training: how can solicitors be better prepared for a competitive market?

The Law Society is asking its members to participate in an online discussion on education and training.


Law and business: commercial news round-up 28.05.15

Short and sweet this week; a handful of interesting business-driven news stories that you should know at least a small bit about.

27/05/2015

Cardiff employment law clinic reopens with help from volunteers and LawWorks

Cardiff Employment Law Pro Bono Advice Clinic has been relaunched following its closure in 2014, taking the number of advice centres in the LawWorks network to 200.

22/05/2015

Stars of graduate recruitment shine at glittering LC.N awards

The 12th annual LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards were held in London’s Gibson Hall, in the heart of the City, on Thursday 21 May.


Bakers and HogLov sign up to use Rare’s innovative contextual recruitment tool

Baker & McKenzie and Hogan Lovells are the first two firms to plan to integrate a new contextual recruitment tool in their online application systems, in time for the 2015-16 graduate recruitment season.

21/05/2015

Gateley set to become first publicly listed UK law firm

Gateley LLP is set to become the first law firm to float on the London Stock Exchange.


Roundtable discussion highlights advantages of an in-house training contract

General counsel attendees discussed the benefits of hiring an in-house trainee solicitor at a recent roundtable discussion hosted at the Law Society.


Law and business: commercial news round-up 21.05.15

The EU referendum and the implications of a Brexit continue to dominate headlines, along with news from the retail sector.

18/05/2015

London Met runs inaugural "Get Into Law" day as part of new mentoring programme

On 23 April London Metropolitan University welcomed a variety of representatives from the legal profession to the law school for its first ever "Get Into Law" day, designed to advise students on how to get ahead in the profession.


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