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Exam statistics show growing popularity of CILEx route into law

Statistics from the latest round of exam results show that more aspiring lawyers than ever are choosing the CILEx route into the profession.

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Apprenticeship opportunities grow as Mischon de Reya and Morrisons get on board

The take up of apprenticeships among law firms continued this month with the announcements that Mischon de Reya is to take on two new apprentices at its London office.

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Social welfare law training contracts on offer through new Justice First Fellowship Scheme

The Legal Education Foundation has established the Justice First Fellowship Scheme to boost careers in social welfare law; in the first round of recruitment, seven training contracts will be available with host organisations in England and Scotland.

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Retention rate round-up: firms announce how many qualifiers they will keep

A number of firms have confirmed how many newly-qualified solicitors they will retain in Autumn 2014.

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More A-level students than ever before off to university and college

This year’s A-level results have heralded a record number of students securing places on degree courses.

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New school leaver scheme announced by Foot Anstey

Foot Anstey has confirmed that it will launch an in-house school leaver academy from September 2014.

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International ‘digital bill of rights’ receives support from Law Society president

Andrew Caplen, Law Society president, has increase the pressure for a digital Magna Carta, in order to establish global internet rights and particularly to protect legal privilege from surveillance systems.

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Ropes & Gray confirms extended deadline for training contract applications

Ropes & Gray International LLP has confirmed that its deadline for training contact applications is now 22 August 2014.

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Predicted rise for graduate job vacancies this summer, according to AGR

The Association of Graduate Recruiters has recently published its bi-annual survey, suggesting graduate job vacancies will rise by 17% this summer.

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Ignore scam email claiming government funding is available for LPC fees, SRA warns

A scam email falsely claiming that students can have part of their LPC fees paid for by a government body called True Personal Injury Solicitors is currently being circulated and should be ignored, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has warned.

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