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.

SRA highlights importance of wellbeing for professionals

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has launched a package of support to help solicitors who may be experiencing mental health issues. 


Law and business news round-up: tobacco, Ryanair, Brexit, quinoa, pink bunnies

As we are just weeks away from the EU referendum, the campaigning on both sides is reaching fever pitch, with one of the most hotly contested areas of debate the economic implications of in or out. 

Partnerships at large firms still overwhelmingly dominated by the privately educated, find SRA

The biggest diversity survey yet to take place in the legal profession has found that privately educated solicitors remain vastly overrepresented in the senior ranks of large firms. 


Pathways to Law social mobility programme extended to GCSE students

The social mobility scheme Pathways to Law is being widened to GCSE students, the Sutton Trust has announced. 

LawWorks expands offer of free legal advice to small charities and community groups

LawWorks is expanding its pro bono legal advice programme to help more small charities, community groups and social enterprises.


LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards: the results

Merchant Taylor’s Hall in the City of London was crackling with excitement as representatives from over 70 top law firms convened to find out who would be the winners of the prestigious LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards 2016.

Stats show more training contracts registered in 2015; majority of new registrations to women

The Law Society of England and Wales Annual Statistics Report 2015 provides an in-depth breakdown of the numbers, location and gender make-up of training contacts in the 12 months to July 2015.


Law and business news round-up: B of E, C of E, Pfizer, Burberry

We know it’s exam time, but how about taking five minutes to glance up and think about what’s swirling around in the commercial world - it may come in handy when you get to interview time. 


‘Legal Airbnb’ Spoke becomes one of first UK users of ‘.law’ domain name

Lawyer-client matching service Spoke – described as a ‘legal Airbnb’ has become one of the first UK organisations to use the ‘.law’ domain name.


Roehampton Law School officially opens; Baroness Kennedy delivers keynote

The University of Roehampton today celebrates the official opening of its law school, featuring a keynote speech from Baroness Helena Kennedy QC.