Diversity organisation Aspiring Solicitors has opened team registrations for its national commercial awareness competition 2017-18.
Amber Rudd in contempt of court for ignoring judge’s order not to deport asylum seeker to Afghanistan
Home Secretary Amber Rudd is in contempt of court after ignoring the orders of successive judges not to deport an asylum seeker to Afghanistan, where he faced being killed by the Taliban.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed that it still intends to stop allowing soldiers injured while serving in the armed forces to pursue complaints through the courts, following speculation that the plans may have been dropped over the summer.
The Bar Council is again running its annual Pupillage Fair in London. The fair is on Saturday 21 October, 10.00am-4.00pm, at The University of Law, Moorgate and is free for students to attend.
A number of law firms feature in work experience information provider RateMyPlacement’s recently revealed top 100 undergraduate employers for 2017.
We are supposed to be in the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”, but the business world is anything but mellow as it confronts a host of issues stemming from the country’s economic problems, as well as the prospect of Brexit. This report brings you up to speed on some of the week’s important commercial news as you continue to hone the wider business knowledge that you will need as a lawyer.
Withers has become one of the first international law firms to offer solicitor apprenticeships in London.
Following on from publication last week of the Lammy Report on racial bias in the British criminal justice system, the chair of the Bar Council’s Equality and Diversity and Social Mobility Committee has responded by saying that report makes an important contribution to the “urgent task of securing a fair and equal criminal justice system”.
People from minority ethnic backgrounds still “face bias, including overt discrimination” in the UK criminal justice system, according to a highly critical report produced by Labour MP David Lammy at the request of the prime minister.
International firm Norton Rose Fulbright is set to significantly expand its Newcastle legal support hub.