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.


Poverty wages strike, train delays, Aston Martin, Tesco discount store: your commercial news round-up

Students never stop asking us what they can do to improve their commercial awareness, and aside from reading the weekly Commercial Questions written by top firms, the next best thing you can do is to learn about the business news stories being reported each week. Read on for a short summary of just that.


New terror legislation could deny suspects’ legal rights, warns Law Society

Proposed new anti-terrorism laws could deny basic legal rights by allowing police to question suspects before they can access a solicitor, the Law Society has warned.

The Supreme Court is going to have a majority-women panel for the first time

Women will be in the majority on a panel of Supreme Court judges for the first time ever next month, almost a century after women were first able to access the barristers’ profession.


Body reviewing miscarriages of justice struggles to deal with rising number of cases amid budget cuts

Year-on-year decreases in funding for the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), which reviews the cases of people fighting miscarriages of justice, has been criticised following a sharp rise in the number of applications received by the body.


Bircham Dyson Bell and Pitmans enter merger talks

Mid-sized City firm Bircham Dyson Bell and regional firm Pitmans have announced the commencement of talks over a potential merger.

GCHQ’s mass surveillance of British citizens breached human rights, court rules

Mass surveillance of the public by the government’s intelligence agency, GCHQ, was illegal under European law, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled in what rights and transparency campaigners have hailed as an important victory for privacy and freedom.


LCN’s new awards microsite celebrates excellence within legal profession

LawCareers.Net is pleased to announce the launch of its brand-new awards microsite, which highlights the exceptional work that firms do in their training and recruitment processes.

John Lewis, Morrisons, Cadburys, scallop wars: your commercial news round-up

Things aren’t looking so good for John Lewis at the moment, even if it has launched the most fantastic Queen-inspired advert for its new rebrand, as the retailer reports a profit slump of 99% for the first half of 2018. 


Nottingham Law School prepares students for SQE with new law pathway degree

For the first time this year, students embarking on Nottingham Law School’s LLB law degree will be taking an ‘applied legal knowledge’ pathway in their final year in preparation for the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).


Applications open for international law scholarship

Applications for H M Hubbard International Law Scholarship awards ranging up to £28,000 are now open to postgraduate law students wanting to study in Canada, France or Spain over the 2019-20 academic year.