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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.
29/06/2015

Cheshire-based law firm latest to announce recruitment of legal apprentices

Bott & Co, based in Wilmslow, Cheshire, is the latest firm to announce a plan for the recruitment of legal apprentices to join its team.

26/06/2015

Solicitors and barristers will refuse to take on new criminal cases in protest at latest fee cuts

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%.

25/06/2015

Law and business: commercial news round-up 25.06.15

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.


Attempt to quash QASA is rejected by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has refused to quash the introduction of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA), which assesses the competency of criminal barristers.

24/06/2015

Gove demands that rich lawyers do more to fill gaps caused by his government’s legal aid cuts

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.

23/06/2015

US firms Shearman & Sterling and Latham & Watkins reveal high NQ retention rates

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.

22/06/2015

"Articled Apprenticeship" scheme now on offer at three North-West law firms

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.

17/06/2015

Law and business: commercial news round-up 17.06.15

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.


Learn about life in the legal profession in BPP’s live web session

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.

16/06/2015

Shakespeares and SGH Martineau merge as regional firms gain ground on the City

Midlands firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau have merged, with the newly branded firm now called Shakespeare Martineau.


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