Google the term ‘legal tech’ or spend enough time browsing LinkedIn, and you’ll be overwhelmed with an A-Z of buzzwords, such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, smart contracts and many, many more.
The first legal apprenticeships in Wales have begun through Admiral Law and New Law.
Pupillage is a strange way of training those who are just starting out in a profession how to do something that, in all likelihood, is completely alien to them. I can think of no other jobs where the training consists of six months of following people around and, generally having little or no say over the trajectory of the project being worked on. Then suddenly, six months and a day after you started training, you are on your own.
I should start this with a disclaimer; I am not in any way a mooting expert. The amount of time I have spent in an active moot is far from protracted and I am resolutely a fledgling in the field. However, I want to tell you how much I value it, and how transformative it has been in connecting me to my subject and what I hope will be my career.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that a former College of Law student must pay the educator's £10,500 costs incurred in defending a disability discrimination claim.
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.
The University of Law has secured an exclusive partnership with magic circle law firm Clifford Chance to deliver its Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) courses.
The new ‘super exam’ that all prospective solicitors will have to pass in order to qualify has been confirmed, but many questions remain unanswered. This article explains what we do and don’t know about the new system so far, as of April 2018.
Once you have chosen to pursue a career in law, shortlisting which firms you would like to train with is one of the most critical decisions, as you will want it to give you that all important introduction to a successful career.
The Westminster Legal Policy forum is taking registrations for its upcoming seminar entitled ‘Innovation in the legal services market - growth, skills and emerging business models’, which is set take place on Tuesday 11 March 2014.
The Law Society has issued guidance to legal aid solicitors who specialise in criminal law reminding them that they can exercise their discretion when deciding to accept cases if “the work threatens the viability of their firm”.
Why might firms in the same industry have diverse financial structures?
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Corporate firm RPC has entered an exclusive training partnership with the University of Law.
Banana puns aside, this week has highlighted the importance of secure and functional IT systems with both TSB and Dixons Carphone facing the financial and administrative repercussions of failing to secure their customer's data, or provide working online services for their customers. There's more on this, plus Burberry's burning clothes ban, and the energy bill price cap, in this week's commercial news round-up.
At the criminal Bar you may be called on to act for either the defence or the prosecution.
Do private equity firms need to be more responsible or simply more transparent?