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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.

New app described as 'the Uber' of legal services

An app that aims to be 'the Uber of legal and accountancy services' has been launched by solicitor and former managing partner of Harvey Ingram, Simon Astill.


JLD encourages support for SRA's minimum salary consultation; confirms position on voluntary code

The Junior Lawyers Division is encouraging members to participate in the Law Society’s consultation on a recommended minimum salary.

Law and business: commercial news round-up 23.04.15

News-wise, there is a lot to absorb this week, including some big financial losses being reported, as well as bad news for both the “flash crash” trader and the Co-op’s Fairtrade suppliers.


First paralegal qualifies as a solicitor through SRA’s equivalent means route

The alternative 'equivalent means' route to qualifying as a solicitor has been successfully completed for the first time by Robert Houchill, who had been working as a senior paralegal in the immigration team at Bates Wells Braithwaite and is now a solicitor in the same team.


Bar Council report attacks legal executive and solicitor advocates, as well as BPTC providers

A report funded by the Bar Council has strongly criticised the trend of legal executive advocates and solicitor-advocates.

Barristers' professional statement key to creating more flexible routes to the Bar, says BSB

More flexible and innovative ways to qualify as a barrister could be enabled by the introduction of a professional statement defining what a newly-qualified barrister should be able to do from "day one", the Bar Standards Board has said.


Law and business: commercial news round-up 16.04.15

Take a look at this compact selection of high-profile business stories from the last week – with compelling themes of takeovers and anti-competitive behaviour, they will undoubtedly have you hooked.

Over 2,000 students involved in Bar National Mock Trial Competition

The 2015 Bar National Mock Trial Competition saw over 2,000 students from state schools compete in a series of mock trials.


Lawyers wait to see how equivalent means route to qualifying as a solicitor works in practice

A survey on the 'equivalent means' route to qualifying as a solicitor resulted in mixed responses from lawyers.


Legal charity LawWorks welcomes new chief executive Martin Barnes

LawWorks has announced the appointment of its new chief executive, Martin Barnes.

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