Law and business news round-up: Fortnums v Aldi, Italian politics, Brexit, Tata Steel, Sports Direct
One of the main areas of discussion during the ”Law firm as a business” panel at NationalLawLIVE last week (and likely to also feature at CityLawLIVE tomorrow) was the defining characteristics of a good commercial lawyer. Having a sense of the business world in which your clients operate is key to your success; start now with these.
The University of Law has launched a new combined Bar Professional Training Course LLM programme.
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has extended its consultation on the future of Bar training to 31 January 2017, in light of a new proposal from the Council of the Inns of Court (COIC).
Trainee solicitors’ pay should be increased, the Law Society has recommended.
International law firm Eversheds is in talks to merge with US firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.
Thursday’s here again, and although the LCN team is mostly spending all its energy prepping for – and getting excited about – NationalLawLIVE tomorrow and CityLawLIVE next week, there’s still time to devote to learning what the big business stories of the past week were. Read on for our selection.
Both undergraduate and postgraduate students considering a career at the Bar are now able to get involved with the Bar Council, benefitting from a number of its services and helping to support its work on access to justice.
Samuel Linehan, a criminal law pupil, has won £4,000 in the Bar Council’s Law Reform essay competition with his submission, “Putting the wheels back on: a better approach to compensation for miscarriages of justice”.
The president of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, has announced measures to diversify the roster of Supreme Court judges as upcoming retirements create vacancies over the next couple of years.
With more Brexit-related stories than you can shake a stick at this week, our commercial round-up aims to keep you apprised of the business stories that you should be keeping an eye on. Why? Well, first because you just should have a general interest in big UK and world news, and second, because you will be more informed when it comes to interviews and general interactions with potential employers.