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Law and business news round-up: BHS, NatWest, Lloyds, McDonald’s

Another mixed bag of business news this week – some up, most down. Guess that’s to be expected in this time of unprecedented economic uncertainty. Even if you’re in the final throes of training contract application fever, read on for our hand-picked selection of stories.


Horwich Farrelly hires 18 new apprentices; Pitmans launches apprenticeship programme

Horwich Farrelly has recruited 18 new apprentices – nearly double the amount it took on last year. The firm’s two-year apprenticeship scheme was one of the first to launch in the United Kingdom.


Sexual harassment and discrimination still a problem at the Bar, report women barristers

Sexual harassment and discrimination is still happening at the Bar, a wide-ranging survey of women barristers has found. 

Fladgate and University of Law announce exclusive training partnership

London-based commercial firm Fladgate has agreed an exclusive training partnership with the University of Law. 


Law and business news round-up: ARM, Yahoo, Lowcostholidays, EasyJet, Brexit

This week, we have tried to provide a more varied selection of business news, although we can’t entirely ignore Brexit-related updates - read on for other stuff. 


Law Soc urges new PM to involve lawyers in Brexit negotiations

The Law Society has called on Prime Minister Theresa May to utilise the experience and expertise of the United Kingdom’s lawyers, and the legal sector more broadly, in the process of EU withdrawal. 


New PM Theresa May appoints Liz Truss as first woman lord chancellor

Liz Truss has become the first woman to hold the post of lord chancellor in the thousand-year history of the role, after replacing the sacked Michael Gove as justice secretary in Theresa May’s new cabinet. 

Bar Standards Board considers arguments at debate on the future of barrister training

The Bar Standards Board has hosted another debate about the future of training to be a barrister, as part of its Future Bar Training consultation. 


Law and business news round-up: Brexit, interest rates, Boeing, Pokémon Go

Brexit has this week been interwoven with the appointment of a new prime minister and a major cabinet reshuffle, including a new chancellor of the exchequer. 


Legal apprenticeships: HMRC and Carillion expand programmes with new hires

HM Revenue and Customs and Carillion Advice Service have both separately announced the expansion of their legal apprenticeship programmes, as legal apprenticeships continue to take off among law firms and companies’ in-house legal teams.