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 MyLCN.


LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards 2019: the results

Representatives from 65 law firms across the UK gathered at Grace Hall in Central London last night to celebrate the winners of the 16th annual LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards.


Trump bans Huawei, Asda workers in court, Vodafone: your commercial news round-up

In a week in which MPs prepare themselves to vote again on the Brexit deal at the start of next month, and the Jeremy Kyle Show was cancelled after a guest’s death, there have been plenty of noteworthy news stories to keep abreast of. For in-depth analysis of the latest legal and commercial issues, we would always recommend signing up to Lexology. 


#SupportingSolicitors campaign launched to end mental health stigma

A joint campaign launched by The Law Society, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, LawCare and other solicitor charities aims to promote the help available to solicitors dealing with personal challenges.


Nine more firms sign up to Mindful Business Charter

Nine law firms have signed up to the Mindful Business Charter, which pledges to change avoidable working practices that have a negative impact on employees’ mental health.

Huawei leak leads to justice reshuffle

A high-profile breech of the ministerial code has forced Prime Minister Theresa May to reshuffle her team of MPs at the Ministry of Justice, with Robert Buckland appointed the new prisons minister and Lucy Fraser promoted to solicitor general.


New Bar training course could replace BPTC

A new Bar training course is seeking to replace the Bar Professional Training Course and aims to offer more flexibility and less risk for students, alongside significantly cheaper fees.


China-US trade talks, SSE, Debenhams, Dyson electric car: your commercial news round-up

It has been a week in which we celebrated both the old and new royals, with a new prince born to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (cue frenzied media coverage and a spike in the baby name Archie), and an ancient royal burial site found in Southend between a pub and Aldi supermarket.


Video technology in courts “still has long way to go” says research

The use of video-link technology as a replacement for face-to-face hearings is not yet “sufficiently advanced” enough to be effective, says Jo Hynes, a PhD researcher at Exeter University.


Sports law conference examines doping, gambling and diversity

The fifth annual Sport Resolutions conference took place last week, with this year’s focus on the key industry issues of anti-doping, gambling addiction and racism in sport.


Student Pro Bono Awards recognise vital role of students in ensuring access to justice

Students’ important contributions to access to justice were recognised at the annual Student Pro Bono Awards at the House of Commons on 1 May.