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Law and business: commercial news round-up 16.04.15

Take a look at this compact selection of high-profile business stories from the last week – with compelling themes of takeovers and anti-competitive behaviour, they will undoubtedly have you hooked.

Over 2,000 students involved in Bar National Mock Trial Competition

The 2015 Bar National Mock Trial Competition saw over 2,000 students from state schools compete in a series of mock trials.


Lawyers wait to see how equivalent means route to qualifying as a solicitor works in practice

A survey on the 'equivalent means' route to qualifying as a solicitor resulted in mixed responses from lawyers.


Legal charity LawWorks welcomes new chief executive Martin Barnes

LawWorks has announced the appointment of its new chief executive, Martin Barnes.


Aspiring barristers in Birmingham can now study BPTC with BPP

BPP Law School has confirmed that its Birmingham centre will now offer the Bar Professional Training Course.

Future Legal Mind 2015 winners receive work experience and financial boost

This year’s Future Legal Mind competition has been won by Amy Loughrey, an undergraduate student at the University of York, and Lukas Hamilton Eddy, a postgraduate student at City University, London.


Law and business: commercial news round-up 09.04.15

Short week means a short round-up, but still packed with interesting stuff.

High Court launches support scheme to increase diversity among its judges

The High Court has launched a new initiative to improve the diversity of its judges by supporting and mentoring people from "non-traditional backgrounds".


Law and business: commercial news round-up 02.04.15

Just an idea, but we would gently suggest that you intersperse the late-morning starts and excessive consumption that characterises the Easter weekend with looking at some of the past week’s most interesting commercial news stories.

Hogan Lovells launches £150,000 bursary to be spread among students at LSE, Durham and York

Hogan Lovells has teamed up with three universities to launch a £150,000 bursary scheme to help law undergraduates through their studies.

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