Cameron and Carney were full of literary flourish this week, with metaphors that drew parallels with dashboards and apple barrels.
Organised around the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta in 2015, a new scheme has been launched by Lord Dyson to send young solicitors and barristers into schools and encourage students to pursue a career in law.
More flexible pathways to qualifying as a solicitor and "rigorous standards" are at the heart of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s reform programme, its director of education and training has said.
Law firms and barristers’ chambers need to improve the diversity of their workforces or face having quotas imposed on them, the Black Solicitors Network has said.
The Law Society has invited law students, trainees, pupils and other junior lawyers to enter its annual Graham Turnbull essay competition, which this year references the Magna Carta and the ramifications if the United Kingdom were to radically alter its human rights protections.
There’s a bit of an oily theme this week, with news of American crude, talks of a merger between two of the industry’s giants, and a spat over mayonnaise (which, incidentally, is full of oil).
Research carried out by recruitment consultancy Robert Walters has suggested that there has been renewed growth in the legal jobs market.
A monthly pop-up pro bono family law clinic was launched at 1 Mitre Court Buildings (1MCB) last week.
Pilot supervision visits to chambers by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) have brought about real improvements in chambers’ policies, procedures and controls, the regulator has found.
In addition to legal knowledge, firms expect their lawyers to have commerciality and business nous – a failure to do so leaves clients unhappy and deals undone.