With news this week that Article 50 will be triggered on 29 March, the reality of what a departure from the European Union will mean for the economy is likely to start firming up.
We are pleased to bring you the names of the outstanding individual law lecturers who have been nominated by their students for the prestigious LCN Best Law Lecturer award. The winner will be announced at the 14th annual LCN Training & Recruitment Awards, held at Merchant Taylor’s Hall in London on Thursday 18 May.
On 16 March 2017 the LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards, sponsored by DWF LLP, brought together students, recruiters, partners and trainees with the LawCareers.Net team for a networking-rich presentation at Painters’ Hall in London.
Spring may have sprung, but that is no reason to neglect your commitment to self-improvement and progressing your legal career. This week’s selection is a real mixed-bag of commercial stories that should serve to pique your interest in the business world.
International firm Addleshaw Goddard has launched a solicitor apprenticeship programme, starting in September 2017.
Brexit could have positive and negative consequences for UK law firms, while legal market shrank in value last year
The value of the UK legal services market shrank last year for the first time since 2005, while Brexit leaves the future uncertain, a new report has revealed.
The value of the planned new Solicitors Qualifying Examination which all solicitors would have to pass in order to qualify has been questioned in the House of Lords.
One of the most well-known figures in UK legal postgraduate education, Carl Lygo has announced that he is to relinquish his role as CEO of BPP Holdings and vice chancellor of BPP University.
Tens of thousands of pounds have been spent on improving the security of top judges’ homes due to fears for their safety, a freedom of information request has revealed.
Philip Hammond delivered his first budget yesterday, and it was a mixed bag to say the least. While the UK’s growth forecast has been upgraded for 2017, it has been downgraded for subsequent years. Self-employed workers face a significant hike in their national insurance payments, but fuel duty has been frozen for another year. An additional £2 billion is to go to social care funding, but the NHS remains woefully underfunded. The BBC has provided a useful summary of these and other key points. For a selection of other big commercial stories that made headlines this week, take a look at these: