updated on 02 September 2021
The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) officially came into force yesterday, changing the way aspiring lawyers qualify. As well as staying up to date with training and education trends that impact you directly, it’s also important to continue to develop your commercial awareness. This does not mean you need to know everything about a firm and its clients from day one, but it does mean doing more than a last-minute skim of the Financial Times before an application or interview.
Read LawCareers.Net’s commercial news round-up below for a summary of some of the week’s news stories.
GS1 UK is urging the industry to adopt its ‘2D barcodes’ technology, which works in a similar way to QR codes, enabling consumers to scan a code to access more detailed information about the product. Anne Godfrey, the food data specialist’s CEO, said she believes that the 2D barcodes “should be used on a product’s packaging, no matter what type of product it is. These barcodes can hold significantly more information about a product and can also link to additional data sources which either a supplier or consumer can access through a quick scan.”