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Law and business: commercial news round-up 11.02.16

As the country emerges from Storm Imogen to find itself bathed in glorious sunshine, the day feels full of possibility – why not harness that energy to improve your understanding of the commercial world? 


BSB considers responses to its Future Bar Training consultation

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has published the responses to its consultation on the future training of barristers.


Law Society Diversity Access Scheme begins accepting applications

The annual Law Society Diversity Access Scheme (DAS) has reopened its system and is accepting applications until 6 April 2016.

Law and business: commercial news round-up 05.02.16

Apparently it’s “Super Thursday” again, so if you’re interested in the vicissitudes of rising and falling rates and markets, follow the Guardian’s live business blog for a blow-by-blow account. For other commercial news, check this selection out.


Gove abandons legal aid contract bidding process and suspends fee cut for solicitors

The justice secretary Michael Gove has abandoned a controversial new bidding scheme for legal aid contracts and suspended a further 8.75% fee cut for duty criminal solicitors who represent people suspected of crimes in police stations and magistrates courts.

BSB diversity report reveals women and BME barristers still under-represented at the Bar

Women and black and ethnic minority (BME) barristers are still badly under-represented in the barristers profession, the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB) annual diversity report for 2015 has revealed.


City firms prepare to advise clients on the implications of ‘Brexit’

Top City firms have been preparing to advise their clients on the consequences of the United Kingdom’s potential exit from the European Union.


LCN Student Law Society Awards receive record number of nominations

LawCareers.Net is delighted to announce the nominees for the second annual Student Law Society Awards, sponsored by DWF LLP.


Junior finance lawyers earn more than counterparts in other practice areas

Emolument, an online service that crowdsources pay-related data, has released research into (i) which are the best-paying practice areas for junior lawyers, and (ii) the pay gap between those working for a law firm and those that have gone in house.

Stonewall names 12 law firms among top 100 LGBT-friendly employers

Some 12 City firms have been named among this year’s top 100 LGBT-friendly employers by leading equality charity Stonewall. 

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