Legal pro bono charity LawWorks is set to feature in a BBC Radio 4 Appeal fronted by the presenter and comedy writer Clive Anderson this Sunday, 22 January.
There have been 113 new QCs appointed in the 2016-17 round, with the number of women applying and being selected at its highest level ever. There has also been a slight rise in the number of BAME applicants, with appointments in line with other groups.
The consultation on proposals for a new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) has closed with students, educators and employers now waiting for a final decision and further detail from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the plans remain controversial.
Another week, another spurious claim to a day being “super” – and today is “Retail Super Thursday”, so named because it combines revelations about Christmas sales figures at loads of big-name UK retailers. The Guardian is providing live updates, including from M&S, John Lewis, Tesco and JD Sports. In other titillating business news...
Responses to the Ministry of Justice’s latest proposals to reform advocacy fees have shown a divide in opinion between solicitors and barristers.
Innovative UK top 20 firm DWF has launched in the French legal services market for the first time through a merger with boutique Paris firm Heenan Paris.
Goodwin Proctor is seeking validation from the SRA in order that it be able to take on trainees from collapsed firm, King & Wood Mallesons.
The Ministry of Justice has published new proposals to ensure that barristers and other advocates receive fair pay when they work on publicly funded criminal cases.
A personal injury solicitor has become one of the youngest people in the country to run a major law firm.
Our round-up of the first commercial developments in 2017 picks up very much where 2016 left off. The maverick methods of President-elect Donald Trump are having a marked impact on the thinking of major businesses, while tensions between China and other economies continue to increase. There is also a mixture of encouraging and not-so-rosy omens for the UK economy to pick through.