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Bright Network research highlights commercial firms as prized employers for members

Bright Network has released its research paper, "What do the brightest graduates want?", which among other conclusions reveals that law is in the top three sector preferences among its members, with female members placing it at number one.

Government plans to cut duty solicitors go ahead after Court of Appeal rejects legal aid challenge

Crime solicitors have lost their appeal against the government's plans to cut the number of duty solicitors' contracts by two thirds – a decision which the Law Society has said could lead to vulnerable people being denied access to justice.


NLS pipped to the post by The University of Law in securing an ABS licence

The University of Law is the first university to be granted an Alternative Business Structure licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.


LawCareers.Net celebrates work of students at inaugural Student Law Society Awards

On 26 March 2015 the first LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards brought together students, recruiters, partners and trainees with the LawCareers.Net team for a networking-rich presentation at Painters’ Hall in London.

London boroughs to provide University of Law apprenticeships; Bond Dickinson hiring more apprentices

The University of Law has linked up with several London boroughs to provide its first Higher Apprenticeships in Legal Services.


Student pro bono stars shine at annual LawWorks & AG awards

Students from across the United Kingdom gathered on 25 March for the annual LawWorks & Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards 2015.

Law and business: commercial news round-up 26.03.15

What’s on the commercial menu this week?


Nottingham Law School applies for ABS licence

Nottingham Law School has applied to the Solicitors Regulation Authority for an alternative business structure licence, which would allow the school’s students to become part of a "teaching law firm".


LC.N Awards 2015 nominations announced

Today we are pleased to bring you details of the firms and individuals who are nominated for the 12th annual LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards.

UK Commercial Awareness Competition won by team from Queen Mary

http://www.aspiringsolicitors.co.uk/uk-commercial-awareness-competition-round-2/The first ever UK Commercial Awareness Competition has been won by a team of students from Queen Mary University of London.

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