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.

23/05/2019

European Elections, British Steel, Jamie’s Italian: your commercial news round-up

Backstabbing, surprise twists, intense disappointment – no, we’re not talking about the final episode of Game of Thrones – it’s been another crazy week in Parliament, and it shows no sign of letting up anytime soon. Take five minutes away from it all to reflect on the below news stories and think about the themes and currents that run through them.

22/05/2019

Kent Law School first to train students in digital evidence

Students at the University of Kent will have free access to digital evidence management platform CaseLines after a partnership between the university and the company was launched.

20/05/2019

Compulsory pupillage agreements will help combat harassment, says BSB

The Bar Standards Board is planning to make written pupillage agreements compulsory to combat “inappropriate behaviour”, citing its 2016 ‘Women at the Bar’ report in which 40% of women barristers reported experiencing harassment at work.

The University of Law partners with UEA to provide the LPC in Norwich

Students will be able to study the Legal Practice Course at UEA’s law school in Norwich from September 2019 following a new partnership with The University of Law.

17/05/2019

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.

16/05/2019

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. 

15/05/2019

#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.

13/05/2019

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.

10/05/2019

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.