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Clifford Chance offers training contracts to 18-year-old first-year students

Magic circle firm Clifford Chance has begun offering training contracts as early as to students who are still 18 years old. 

Bar Pro Bono Award 2016 winner revealed

The winner of the Bar Pro Bono Award 2016 has been announced as John Collins of Zenith Chambers. 


Solicitors’ profession now mirrors the general UK population, says Law Society

The solicitors’ profession is diversifying and increasingly reflects the makeup of the general UK population, data collected by the Law Society shows.

Law and business news round-up: Standard & Poor’s, inflation, Netflix, third runway

What with Brexit and Trump v Clinton, there is a lot of juicy news to fill newspaper columns at the moment.


Asda employees’ equal pay tribunal could open way for more claims

Thousands of Asda employees have won a major victory in their battle for equal pay after taking their employer to a tribunal.

Wellbeing at the Bar online portal launched to provide mental health support to barristers

The Bar Council, Inns of Court and the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks have together launched an online portal aimed at supporting barristers in terms of wellbeing and mental health. 

Aspiring Solicitors seeks applicants for Commercial Awareness Competition

Leading diversity organisation Aspiring Solicitors is running its annual Commercial Awareness Competition.


Hugh James offers salaried work placements to Cardiff University law students

Hugh James is offering 18 full-time, one-year, paid work placements to students at Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics. The aim is to enable students to gain experience of legal practice, providing them with the chance to apply their academic knowledge in a practical context. 


Law and business news round-up: Marmite, sterling, Facebook, Samsung

In all the apocalyptic, post-Brexit scenarios, no one was likely to have predicted the worst outcome of all – a lack of Marmite in some parts of the United Kingdom.

Bond Dickinson honoured at CILEx awards for apprenticeship excellence

At the recent CILEx awards, honouring excellence in study, practice and practical training, Bond Dickinson won the award for CILEx Employer of the Year Award in relation to its apprenticeship programme.