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. And don’t forget to comment by signing into MyLC.N.

Pathways to Law social mobility programme extended to GCSE students

The social mobility scheme Pathways to Law is being widened to GCSE students, the Sutton Trust has announced. 

LawWorks expands offer of free legal advice to small charities and community groups

LawWorks is expanding its pro bono legal advice programme to help more small charities, community groups and social enterprises.


LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards: the results

Merchant Taylor’s Hall in the City of London was crackling with excitement as representatives from over 70 top law firms convened to find out who would be the winners of the prestigious LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards 2016.

Stats show more training contracts registered in 2015; majority of new registrations to women

The Law Society of England and Wales Annual Statistics Report 2015 provides an in-depth breakdown of the numbers, location and gender make-up of training contacts in the 12 months to July 2015.


Law and business news round-up: B of E, C of E, Pfizer, Burberry

We know it’s exam time, but how about taking five minutes to glance up and think about what’s swirling around in the commercial world - it may come in handy when you get to interview time. 


‘Legal Airbnb’ Spoke becomes one of first UK users of ‘.law’ domain name

Lawyer-client matching service Spoke – described as a ‘legal Airbnb’ has become one of the first UK organisations to use the ‘.law’ domain name.


Roehampton Law School officially opens; Baroness Kennedy delivers keynote

The University of Roehampton today celebrates the official opening of its law school, featuring a keynote speech from Baroness Helena Kennedy QC.


Cross-profession mental health and wellbeing body set up

Jonathan Smithers, president of the Law Society, said: “Law can be a demanding career. Many of us are drawn to the intellectual challenge and thrive on the high pressure our work entails, but with this high pressure can come stress.”


DWF launches new legal apprenticeship scheme with BPP

UK top 20 firm DWF has launched a new legal apprenticeship scheme in partnership with BPP University Law School.


LCN and Aspiring Solicitors partnership is good news for candidates

LawCareers.Net and Aspiring Solicitors have announced a new partnership designed to ensure that the most talented candidates with the greatest potential as lawyers maximise their chances of success.