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Our News section offers key stories from the legal world, with a particular emphasis on training issues. We trawl the legal and mainstream press, and solicit press releases, so we can produce pithy news stories for your reading pleasure. But consider this a jumping-off point; read it here first, but do further research to find out more. And don’t forget to comment by signing into MyLC.N.
10/02/2016

BSB considers responses to its Future Bar Training consultation

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has published the responses to its consultation on the future training of barristers.

04/02/2016

Law Society Diversity Access Scheme begins accepting applications

The annual Law Society Diversity Access Scheme (DAS) has reopened its system and is accepting applications until 6 April 2016.


Law and business: commercial news round-up 05.02.16

Apparently it’s “Super Thursday” again, so if you’re interested in the vicissitudes of rising and falling rates and markets, follow the Guardian’s live business blog for a blow-by-blow account. For other commercial news, check this selection out.

03/02/2016

Gove abandons legal aid contract bidding process and suspends fee cut for solicitors

The justice secretary Michael Gove has abandoned a controversial new bidding scheme for legal aid contracts and suspended a further 8.75% fee cut for duty criminal solicitors who represent people suspected of crimes in police stations and magistrates courts.


BSB diversity report reveals women and BME barristers still under-represented at the Bar

Women and black and ethnic minority (BME) barristers are still badly under-represented in the barristers profession, the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB) annual diversity report for 2015 has revealed.

02/02/2016

City firms prepare to advise clients on the implications of ‘Brexit’

Top City firms have been preparing to advise their clients on the consequences of the United Kingdom’s potential exit from the European Union.

01/02/2016

LCN Student Law Society Awards receive record number of nominations

LawCareers.Net is delighted to announce the nominees for the second annual Student Law Society Awards, sponsored by DWF LLP.

29/01/2016

Junior finance lawyers earn more than counterparts in other practice areas

Emolument, an online service that crowdsources pay-related data, has released research into (i) which are the best-paying practice areas for junior lawyers, and (ii) the pay gap between those working for a law firm and those that have gone in house.


Stonewall names 12 law firms among top 100 LGBT-friendly employers

Some 12 City firms have been named among this year’s top 100 LGBT-friendly employers by leading equality charity Stonewall. 

28/01/2016

Law and business: commercial news round-up 28.01.16

You’re probably all slaving away over your vacation scheme applications and that is as it should be. However, don’t forget that if you do secure an interview, you will be expected to know something about the business world. Keep abreast of what’s going on with our weekly digest.


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