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. And don’t forget to comment by signing into MyLC.N.
20/05/2016

LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards: the results

Merchant Taylor’s Hall in the City of London was crackling with excitement as representatives from over 70 top law firms convened to find out who would be the winners of the prestigious LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards 2016.

Stats show more training contracts registered in 2015; majority of new registrations to women

The Law Society of England and Wales Annual Statistics Report 2015 provides an in-depth breakdown of the numbers, location and gender make-up of training contacts in the 12 months to July 2015.

19/05/2016

Law and business news round-up: B of E, C of E, Pfizer, Burberry

We know it’s exam time, but how about taking five minutes to glance up and think about what’s swirling around in the commercial world - it may come in handy when you get to interview time. 

18/05/2016

‘Legal Airbnb’ Spoke becomes one of first UK users of ‘.law’ domain name

Lawyer-client matching service Spoke – described as a ‘legal Airbnb’ has become one of the first UK organisations to use the ‘.law’ domain name.

17/05/2016

Roehampton Law School officially opens; Baroness Kennedy delivers keynote

The University of Roehampton today celebrates the official opening of its law school, featuring a keynote speech from Baroness Helena Kennedy QC.

16/05/2016

Cross-profession mental health and wellbeing body set up

Jonathan Smithers, president of the Law Society, said: “Law can be a demanding career. Many of us are drawn to the intellectual challenge and thrive on the high pressure our work entails, but with this high pressure can come stress.”

13/05/2016

DWF launches new legal apprenticeship scheme with BPP

UK top 20 firm DWF has launched a new legal apprenticeship scheme in partnership with BPP University Law School.

12/05/2016

LCN and Aspiring Solicitors partnership is good news for candidates

LawCareers.Net and Aspiring Solicitors have announced a new partnership designed to ensure that the most talented candidates with the greatest potential as lawyers maximise their chances of success.

Law and business news round-up: Krispy Kreme, EasyJet, steel, O2

As it starts to feel like summer is just round the corner, it is easy to be tempted by the allure of outside drinking and BBQs, and lose focus on the task at hand – namely, honing your commercial awareness so as to be able to present yourself as a credible candidate to the law firms that you hope to join. 

11/05/2016

Fladgate increases trainee recruitment to annual intakes and offers postgrad sponsorship

London-based commercial firm Fladgate LLP has significantly boosted its trainee recruitment, in a welcome development for aspiring solicitors.