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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. But consider this a jumping-off point; read it here first, but do further research to find out more. And don’t forget to comment by signing into MyLC.N.

Inspired by Law gallery galvanises next generation of human rights lawyers

Students at London South Bank University have honoured outstanding lawyers and campaigners in the fields of human rights and social justice with a new photo gallery project called ‘Inspired by Law’.


Mini-pupillage for less-privileged students launched by One Crown Office Row

One Crown Office Row is creating a mini-pupillage scheme for students and recent graduates from less-privileged backgrounds.


ULaw to run BPTC in Leeds from Sept 16

The University of Law has announced that it will be running the Bar Professional Training Course at its Leeds centre from September 2016.

Law and business: commercial news round-up 19.11.15

Short and to the point this week – read these to improve your sense of what’s going on in the commercial world.


Dechert lawyers launch free legal advice clinic in South East London

A new free legal advice clinic has opened at a homelessness shelter in South East London with help from lawyers at Dechert LLP.

Recommended minimum salary for trainee solicitors announced

All law firms should pay trainee solicitors a minimum salary of no less than £18,183 outside London and £20,276 in London, the Law Society has stated in a non-binding recommendation.

LawWorks report reveals scale of problems caused by legal aid cuts

Funding cuts to legal aid and free legal advice centres, along with the introduction of court and tribunal fees have reduced less affluent people’s ability to access legal representation and put a huge strain on pro bono clinics, a report by LawWorks has revealed.


Law and business: commercial news round-up 12.11.15

Before we go any further, here are a couple of longer articles to sink your teeth into. The first is all about what might be featuring in the global economy in 2016, while the second is an insider’s view of the mysterious Bank of England – both worth your time. As are the following news stories.


Future Legal Mind 2016 essay competition launched by National Accident Helpline

The National Accident Helpline has launched the Future Legal Mind Award 2016, an essay competition open to undergraduate law and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) students. 


Horwich Farrelly expands legal apprenticeship programme nationwide

Manchester-headquartered firm Horwich Farrelly has announced that it has taken on 10 new legal apprentices this year, making the insurance law specialist’s expanding apprenticeship programme one of the biggest in the North West.

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