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Law and business: commercial news round-up 08.10.15

Commercial awareness; you can’t have too much of it and the more you work at it, the deeper and more nuanced yours will become.


High-skilled migration essential for health of UK legal profession

The ability of international firms with UK offices to recruit from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) is crucial if London is to remain a leading global centre for legal services, the Law Society has told the independent government advisory body, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).


CILEx launches revamped monthly journal and website

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) has revamped its monthly magazine, the CILEx Journal, to support the growing number of CILEx lawyers. 


SRA asks public for views on regulating solicitors who breach professional standards

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has launched a campaign to give the public an opportunity to say what kinds of action should be taken against solicitors whose conduct breaks the rules on professional standards.


Law and business: commercial news round-up 01.10.15

As we head off to our first-ever LCN Lunch Club with representatives from student law societies, we imagine that many of the clued-up attendees are aware that good lawyers are more than just legal advisers – they are also business advisers, who must understand their clients’ concerns and motivations.


Plans to increase civil court fees would be bad for the City, warn commercial lawyers

Any government decision to impose further increases to civil court fees would result in far more money lost in tax revenues generated by legal work than would be raised by court fees, according to City solicitors and barristers. 


London chancery set 11 Stone Buildings to dissolve

Top London chambers 11 Stone Buildings (11SB) has announced that it is to dissolve.


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn asks shadow justice team to review government’s legal aid cuts

The Labour party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has asked his shadow justice team to “immediately” review the government’s cuts to legal aid.


Law and business: commercial news round-up 24.09.15

There’s only one story this week: VW. Things have gone badly wrong for the global automotive giant, as it admits that it “totally screwed up” and heads start to roll.


BPP to provide Legal Trailblazer apprenticeships from September 2016

BPP University Law School will be providing the Legal Trailblazer apprenticeship from September 2016.

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