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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.

Law and business: commercial news round-up 27.02.15

As February draws to a close, and spring is just moments away, let the metaphor of burgeoning life and a fresh new season encourage you to grow your commercial knowledge.


Northumbria pro bono clinic recoups more than £130,000 for clients

The student-run pro bono clinic at Northumbria University, Student Law Office, has secured more than £130,000 in compensation for its clients in 2013/14.

Linklaters retains ULaw as preferred training provider and creates new postgrad qualification

The University of Law and Linklaters have confirmed that they have renewed a five-year partnership with ULaw as the exclusive training provider for Linklaters.


Crowdfunding campaign launched for short animated film on legal aid cuts

Fat Race Films, a production company specialising in documentaries on social justice and human rights, is crowdfunding for a short animated film about the devastating impact of the cuts to legal aid.


First CILEx legal apprenticeships underway in Wales

The first legal apprenticeships in Wales have begun through Admiral Law and New Law.

Law and business: commercial news round-up 20.02.15

Commerciality remains top of many recruiters’ list of ideal traits for their future trainees – where better to develop that skill than with a small collection of topical business news stories, designed to help you to start thinking like a lawyer.

High-achieving students take part in Bar Placement Week, held in Leeds and Manchester

The Bar Council has this week hosted the second Bar Placement Week in Leeds and Manchester, following the scheme’s success in 2014.


Ministry of Justice’s legal aid cuts receive scathing criticism from public accounts committee

The House of Commons committee of Public Accounts has produced a damning report on the Ministry of Justice’s cuts to legal aid spending.


New approach to CPD will allow solicitors to tailor programmes to their own needs

Following public consultation last year, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has confirmed that changes to continuing professional development will come into force from 1 April this year.


BBC commercial department launches in-house CILEx training

Some 36 BBC employees are working toward CILEx qualifications through an in-house scheme at the corporation.

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