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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.

Trailblazer legal apprenticeship standards receive government approval

The department for business, innovation and skills has published new assessment plans and standards for legal apprenticeships following ministerial approval. 


Law and business: commercial news round-up 03.09.15

A long weekend can mean a short attention span, but stay focused - here is a handful of news stories to get you thinking about the issues that affect commercial entities (and thus clients) every day.


Students help the sick and disabled overturn 95% of DWP’s ‘fit for work’ decisions

Student volunteers in Bristol have overturned 95% of the decisions made by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in their area regarding 200 claimants who had wrongfully been ruled ‘fit for work’.


Kaplan Law School to close after 2016

Kaplan Law School is to close at the end of 2016, it has been announced.


Law and business: commercial news round-up 27.08.15

Greater commerciality and business sense - that’s what recruiters want from their recruits and are what they’ll be assessing right now as they prepare to make training contract offers.


Webinar will examine future of training at the Bar

The Bar is holding a webinar on 16 September 2015 between 1:00pm and 2:00pm as part of a consultation with the profession and other interested participants on the direction the Bar should take in terms of training would-be barristers.


Law and business: commercial news round-up 20.08.15

Want to get a handle on what’s happening in the commercial world and how it might affect your clients of the future? Read this collection of stories from the past couple of weeks to get a glimpse.


Applications are open for social welfare law training contracts through TLEF

The application process for seven social welfare law training contracts, organised through The Legal Education Foundation (TLEF) is currently in full swing.

Bar Council U-turns over Pupillage Gateway application opening date

After announcing that the opening date of the Pupillage Gateway application system would be moved from April to January from 2016 onwards, the Bar Council has now U-turned to say that the current timetable will remain in place (with applications being made in April and offers being sent out in August) until further notice.


Jones Day reveals 100% trainee retention

International law firm Jones Day has revealed that it is retaining 100% of its qualifying trainees for a second year running.

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