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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.
28/11/2014

Two leading figures in the legal profession awarded honorary degrees by the University of Law

The University of Law has recognised the commitment and service of former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith QC, PC and legal commentator Joshua Rozenberg with honorary degrees at a ceremony in London.


Law and business: commercial news round-up 28.11.14

As Black Friday dawned, retailers steeled themselves for hordes of bargain-hungry shoppers.

27/11/2014

Law Society withdraws guidance on sharia wills following inaccurate criticism from justice secretary

Following criticism from solicitors and the justice secretary, The Law Society has withdrawn its guidance to solicitors on how to legally prepare wills so that they obey sharia succession rules.


London Met Uni launches mentoring programme for law undergrads

The London Metropolitan University’s Faculty of Business and Law has been awarded funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England to set up a mentoring programme for law undergraduates from under-represented backgrounds.

26/11/2014

Hill Dickinson begins recruiting third wave of legal apprentices

Hill Dickinson has launched the recruitment drive for its third annual intake of legal apprentices.

24/11/2014

New charity launched to support disabled legal professionals

City Disabilities is a new charity which has been established to help students and professionals with disabilities, as well as those who assist disabled professionals.


Winckworth Sherwood praised for workforce diversity by Black Solicitors Network

Winckworth Sherwood has been named the leading law firm in the United Kingdom for workplace gender and ethnic diversity by the Black Solicitors Network.

21/11/2014

Law and business: commercial news round-up 21.11.14

Cameron and Carney were full of literary flourish this week, with metaphors that drew parallels with dashboards and apple barrels.


Junior Lawyers in Schools scheme launched to encourage students about the study of law

Organised around the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta in 2015, a new scheme has been launched by Lord Dyson to send young solicitors and barristers into schools and encourage students to pursue a career in law.

20/11/2014

Progress being made in opening new routes to qualifying as a solicitor, says SRA

More flexible pathways to qualifying as a solicitor and "rigorous standards" are at the heart of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s reform programme, its director of education and training has said.


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