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CILEx chief executive honoured with lifetime achievement award

The Modern Law Awards last week honoured the chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Diane Burleigh OBE, for her lifetime of achievements in the legal profession.


Plans to introduce 28-day limit on police bail welcomed by Law Society

The government’s announcement that it could place a time of limit of 28 days for suspects to be held on police bail has been welcomed by the Law Society.


Legal team to grow at KPMG as firm acquires multi-disciplinary ABS licence

The accountancy firm KPMG has recently been awarded an alternative business structure licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.


Legal aid proposals criticised by government’s own consultant

The Ministry of Justice’s approach to cutting legal aid has been criticised by one of its own consultants.

It’s easy being green: The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook is back!

Demonstrate that you take being green seriously by getting your hands on a copy of this year’s verdant edition of The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook, enrobed in this year’s most on-trend colour.

Law and business: commercial news round-up 17.10.14

Commerciality and business nous: these are prized skills among lawyers and exactly the kind of thing that recruiters are looking for their trainees to possess.


SRA emphasises commitment to equality and diversity reform

The chair of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s equality, diversity and inclusion committee has emphasised the SRA’s commitment to addressing the disproportionately high representation of black and minority ethnic solicitors in the regulator’s disciplinary work.


Tens of thousands of families being denied justice by legal aid cuts, says Bar Council

The number of people receiving legal aid for family cases which go to court has dropped by 15,000 per quarter as a result of the government’s legal aid cuts, while the number of people receiving family law advice has fallen by 40,000 per quarter for the same reason, the Bar Council has revealed.


New regulations ensure companies abide by equal pay legislation

Companies must comply with equal pay law as new rules force those in breach of legislation to evaluate pay structure to prevent further violations.


Law and business: commercial news round-up 10.10.14

The best commercial lawyers have their fingers firmly on the pulse of the business world.

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