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Paralegals to be further professionalised by becoming regulated for first time

Paralegals will regulated for the first time through a voluntary scheme which it is hoped will prove their credentials to wary employers and members of the public.


Prison book ban overturned in High Court

The government’s ban on prisoners being sent books has been ruled unlawful by the High Court.

Law and business: commercial news round-up 11.12.14

With CityLawLIVE happening tomorrow, and the LC.N team scurrying around trying to connect would-be City lawyers with actual City lawyers, we’re rounding up our commercial news a day early this week.


Move to prevent judicial review scrutiny of unlawful actions by the government defeated again

The government’s plans to stop ordinary members of the public from being able to challenge unlawful actions by state bodies through judicial review have been dealt a second defeat in the House of Lords.

Legal Education Foundation announces new governors as well as its latest round of grants

The Legal Education Foundation has announced the appointment of two new governors, while confirming that its latest round of grants total over £500,000.


Law and business: commercial news round-up 05.12.14

When the weather closes in, and all you want to do is hunker down, what better way to spend those long, dark winter days and nights than boning up on your commercial awareness?

Human Rights Week 2014: Law Society hosts events as part of global celebration

Law firms, NGOs and academics will be hosting events across the United Kingdom next week to celebrate human rights, as individuals around the world mark Human Rights Day on 10 December 2014.


Guaranteed training contracts on offer for two exceptional students

The Law Society has announced the awards on offer as part of its Diversity Access Scheme, which this year includes two guaranteed training contracts.


Legal aid lawyers dying out partly thanks to challenges facing junior lawyers, reports JLD

Legal aid lawyers have been called a “dying breed” after research by the Junior Lawyers Division found that only 4% of young lawyers are interested in working in legal aid.

Chartered legal executives gain full practice rights, including to form own firms

Chartered legal executives will be able to set up their own firms in 2015 after legislation passed successfully through the House of Lords.

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