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Students help the sick and disabled overturn 95% of DWP’s ‘fit for work’ decisions

Student volunteers in Bristol have overturned 95% of the decisions made by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in their area regarding 200 claimants who had wrongfully been ruled ‘fit for work’.


Kaplan Law School to close after 2016

Kaplan Law School is to close at the end of 2016, it has been announced.


Law and business: commercial news round-up 27.08.15

Greater commerciality and business sense - that’s what recruiters want from their recruits and are what they’ll be assessing right now as they prepare to make training contract offers.


Webinar will examine future of training at the Bar

The Bar is holding a webinar on 16 September 2015 between 1:00pm and 2:00pm as part of a consultation with the profession and other interested participants on the direction the Bar should take in terms of training would-be barristers.


Law and business: commercial news round-up 20.08.15

Want to get a handle on what’s happening in the commercial world and how it might affect your clients of the future? Read this collection of stories from the past couple of weeks to get a glimpse.


Applications are open for social welfare law training contracts through TLEF

The application process for seven social welfare law training contracts, organised through The Legal Education Foundation (TLEF) is currently in full swing.

Bar Council U-turns over Pupillage Gateway application opening date

After announcing that the opening date of the Pupillage Gateway application system would be moved from April to January from 2016 onwards, the Bar Council has now U-turned to say that the current timetable will remain in place (with applications being made in April and offers being sent out in August) until further notice.


Jones Day reveals 100% trainee retention

International law firm Jones Day has revealed that it is retaining 100% of its qualifying trainees for a second year running.


Law and business: commercial news round-up 06.08.15

We know it’s hard to concentrate on life beyond the soporific qualities of the summer holiday, euphoria at England trouncing Australia at cricket and general idleness now that your training contract applications are in.


ULaw pledges to pay back 50% of graduates’ fees if no job within nine months

The University of Law (ULaw) has guaranteed that its students will get 50% of their tuition fees back if they have not secured full-time employment within nine months after graduating.

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