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Law and business news round-up: Tata Steel, BHS, Facebook, Brexit

Top of the list in terms of business news this week was the collapse of BHS - the biggest and most visible loss to the high street since Woolworths went under in 2008.

Britain should leave the European Convention on Human Rights no matter what, says Theresa May

Britain should leave the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) even if it stays in the European Union, Home Secretary Theresa May has said.


Clifford Chance and Slaughter and May say no to apprenticeships, but Freshfields gets on board

Magic circle firms Clifford Chance and Slaughter and May have said that they will not introduce legal apprenticeships to their recruitment and training models, while Freshfields may soon become the first magic circle firm to take on apprentices.


Bar Council improves careers website for aspiring barristers

The Bar Council has revamped its online careers section to make it more useful for students and anyone else hoping to join the barristers’ profession.


City firms join Aspiring Solicitors at event promoting disabilities awareness

Reed Smith and Mayer Brown joined Aspiring Solicitors at an event discussing how to increase awareness and understanding of disabilities in the legal profession earlier this month.


Fletchers and Ashfords launch apprenticeship schemes

Two UK firms have announced they are getting behind the growing apprenticeship movement, recruiting apprentices to join their firms in September 2016.


Law and business: commercial news round-up 21.04.16

Another week, another set of business stories to keep on top of. Here are just some that you should lavish your attention on.


Supreme Court throws out discriminatory legal aid residence test in minutes in humiliation for Gove

The government’s attempt to introduce a discriminatory residence test for legal aid claimants, which sought to limit the availability of services for people born outside the United Kingdom, but living here for "one year or more", has been unanimously thrown out by the Supreme Court.

Snoopers’ charter: lawyers fight for clients’ rights to privacy

Lawyers and professional bodies across the legal profession have united in opposition to the government’s Investigatory Powers Bill which will put every person in the United Kingdom under surveillance.


BLP hosts ‘Route to success in law’ event for black students and graduates

On 11 April Berwin Leighton Paisner hosted a “first of its kind” event for African-Caribbean students and graduates, looking to address the issue of underrepresentation of black people in the legal profession.