Bott & Co, based in Wilmslow, Cheshire, is the latest firm to announce a plan for the recruitment of legal apprentices to join its team.
Some solicitors and barristers have said they will refuse to take on new criminal cases in protest at the government’s decision to cut legal aid fees for criminal cases by a further 8.75%.
There's no getting away from the fact that this week the business pages have been dominated by the "will they, won't they" saga of Greece's financial calamities and possible exit from the European Union.
The Supreme Court has refused to quash the introduction of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA), which assesses the competency of criminal barristers.
The justice secretary, Michael Gove, has said that rich lawyers and firms should do more to make justice available for all following the removal of access to justice for most of the public by his government’s legal aid cuts.
Shearman & Sterling has announced that it is keeping on all 13 of its September 2015 qualifying trainees, while fellow US-headquartered firm Latham & Watkins is retaining 20 of its 21 autumn qualifiers.
Hillyer McKeown, along with two other law firms, is offering a legal apprenticeship scheme to those who are seeking an alternative route to qualification as a solicitor without going to university.
In a week that has been dominated by a wealth of Magna Carta stories, there have also been business and legal stories that you need to know about.
BPP Law School has announced a live web session for those interested in the legal profession; the discussion will be open to both current lawyers seeking to advance their careers as well as those thinking about entering the profession.
Midlands firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau have merged, with the newly branded firm now called Shakespeare Martineau.