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. And don’t forget to comment by signing into MyLC.N.

Law Soc slams report branding solicitors “corruption enablers”

The Law Society has condemned a report from the National Crime Agency (NCA) that identifies money-laundering as a major threat and describes solicitors as “crucial to the laundering of illicit funds”. 


Law and business news round-up: Brexit, FCUK, Lloyd’s, Ericsson

Want to know what’s been happening in the commercial world that might be of interest to your future clients? Look no further than this collection of interesting business stories from the past week.


Clifford Chance to cut 20 training contracts from 2018 intake

Magic circle firm Clifford Chance is cutting its training contract numbers by 20.


Government to make justice inaccessible for most asylum seekers through 500% fees increase

The government is to continue with its plans to increase court fees for immigration and asylum cases by up to 500%, despite near-unanimous opposition from lawyers, law centres, unions and community groups.

Truss says Bill of Rights is firmly on the agenda

The justice secretary, Liz Truss, has confirmed that it is the government’s intention to go ahead with plans to implement a British Bill or Rights, although no timescale has been revealed.


SRA releases Brexit guidance to firms

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has published a report on the possible impact of Brexit on law firms.


Law and business news round-up: Hinkley nuclear project, TTIP, Bayer, oil drilling

“Brexit means Brexit”, but what does that mean? We may not be any closer to finding out the details of what Brexit could entail (besides it definitely being Brexit, as Theresa May keeps saying), but a summer of government fence sitting and inactivity has finally come to an end this week with a big announcement. We bring you news of that below, along with a round-up of other important developments in the world of law and business this week.


Kennedys and BPP link up on new apprenticeships

BPP University Law School and Kennedys have teamed up in relation to the firm’s six new solicitor and 16 new paralegal apprenticeships. Kennedys was among the group of leading firms that helped develop the new trailblazer apprenticeship standards, designed to ensure that students have the required skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the legal services market.


Ground breaking e-disclosure course to be taught to Queen Mary LLM students

LLM students at Queen Mary University of London are to take a course in e-disclosure, the first of its kind in the United Kingdom.


Mayer Brown hires third apprentice on direct six-year programme to qualification as a solicitor

Mayer Brown, the only City firm to run an ‘articled apprenticeship’ programme, has recruited a third apprentice.