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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.

Stars of graduate recruitment shine at glittering LC.N awards

The 12th annual LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards were held in London’s Gibson Hall, in the heart of the City, on Thursday 21 May.

Bakers and HogLov sign up to use Rare’s innovative contextual recruitment tool

Baker & McKenzie and Hogan Lovells are the first two firms to plan to integrate a new contextual recruitment tool in their online application systems, in time for the 2015-16 graduate recruitment season.


Gateley set to become first publicly listed UK law firm

Gateley LLP is set to become the first law firm to float on the London Stock Exchange.

Roundtable discussion highlights advantages of an in-house training contract

General counsel attendees discussed the benefits of hiring an in-house trainee solicitor at a recent roundtable discussion hosted at the Law Society.

Law and business: commercial news round-up 21.05.15

The EU referendum and the implications of a Brexit continue to dominate headlines, along with news from the retail sector.


London Met runs inaugural "Get Into Law" day as part of new mentoring programme

On 23 April London Metropolitan University welcomed a variety of representatives from the legal profession to the law school for its first ever "Get Into Law" day, designed to advise students on how to get ahead in the profession.


Thomas Eggar’s legal apprenticeship programme to continue after first apprentice progresses

Thomas Egger is set to continue its legal apprenticeship programme with a new hire after its first apprentice successfully progressed to the role of trainee legal executive.

Innovative development in the ABS market as BMA launches new in-house law firm

BMA Law is a new independent law firm set up by the British Medical Association - the representative body of doctors and medical students - to provide legal advice to the health profession.


Voluntary code for trainee recruitment will be upheld despite SRA’s withdrawal, say other bodies

Despite the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s withdrawal from the Voluntary Code to Good Practice in the Recruitment of Trainee Solicitors, it has been announced that the code will continue to be upheld by its other signatories.

Law and business: commercial news round-up 14.05.15

Post-election, probably the biggest related topic in the City is the prospect of a "Brexit" and what that might mean to investors and UK businesses.

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