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.


CILEx granted right to license new ABS enterprises

CILEx Regulation has been granted the right to license new alternative business structures, in a development touted as good news for legal executives, who could benefit from expanded career opportunities.

Law firms’ FTSE 350 clients demand gender diverse legal teams

British FTSE 350 businesses expect the law firms they instruct to have gender diverse partnerships, but have a shocking lack of women in their own senior leadership teams, new research reveals.


Brexit, World Cup, Sports Direct, Google, Gaucho: your commercial news round-up

The Brexit shambles continues apace, with meetings this week between the new UK Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, and the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier. It is thought that the main topic of conversation will be the EU’s scornful view of May’s white paper and its many problematic elements. And while you’re trying to keep up with the Brexit machinations, you also need to keep an eye on the commercial world – let us help, with this week’s selection of curated business news.


New commercial court will boost UK legal services’ international reputation

The Law Society has said that plans for a new, purpose-built court in London should serve to cement England & Wales’ reputation as the jurisdiction of choice for international commercial legal services and dispute resolution.


Legal aid reinstated to unaccompanied children after government U-turn

The government has U-turned on its decision to deny legal aid to unaccompanied migrant children following a judicial review brought by The Children’s Society.

BSB looks to standardise level of support provided by experienced barristers to new practitioners

A “more prescribed” approach is required to ensure that all newly qualified barristers receive good support and guidance from their assigned ‘qualified person’, research by the Bar Standards Board has concluded.


Mothercare, Young’s, Sky, Tesco, Nissan: your commercial news round-up

What with the sadness of last night’s World Cup defeat, the arrival today of the Donald, and the chaos surrounding this week’s government resignations and non-existent Brexit strategy, you could be forgiven for thinking that there’s really no reason to carry on. Don’t give up! There remain many reasons to be cheerful, not least the prospect of a fulfilling legal career. To help you make that a reality by boosting your commercial acumen, read this week’s selection of business news stories.


Inner Temple raises rainbow flag for London Pride 2018

The rainbow flag has been raised above the Inner Temple for the first time to mark London Pride 2018.

Applicants criticise legal profession for “misleading” job adverts

A significant number of applicants for legal roles feel misled by the job adverts that led them to apply, research shows.

Christina Blacklaws inaugurated as Law Society president

Christina Blacklaws has become the 174th president of the Law Society of England and Wales. She was inaugurated at a ceremony at Chancery Lane, London, on 5 July 2018.