Qualifying

ADELE EDWIN LAMERTON_JLD
Features
29 July 2015
Will law firms follow the example of PwC and start using new, fairer criteria for recruiting trainees, asks Adele Edwin-Lamerton
Rebecca Morgan_Lawyer in the Making
Features
29 July 2015
Rebecca Morgan provides some valuable advice for aspiring lawyers on studying and seeking working experience
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Features
29 July 2015
When announcing their enquiry into the role of paralegals last summer, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) presented the worrying Office for National Statistics figure that there...
DANIEL STERNBERG_9 12 BELL YARD
Features
29 July 2015
Solidarity and the ability to adapt to change are needed to keep the Bar alive and accessible to all, explains Daniel Sternberg  
MARTIN BLOOR_BRABNERS
Features
29 July 2015
Confidence and a healthy dose of realism are the key ingredients for paralegals concerned that lack of past success will stand in the way of a training contract, explains Martin Bloor
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Blogs
30 June 2015
Diversifying the routes to qualification doesn't create any more jobs. What's a young lawyer to do, asks Laura Clenshaw
BRYAN SCANT_JLD
Features
26 June 2015
Law firms should consider social mobility in their recruitment practices, argues Bryan Scant In recent weeks, the press has picked up on a recruitment practice which has been quietly evolving...
agility
News
26 June 2015
Some organisations still overlook the full spectrum of lawyers they can recruit, says Frances Edwards The Government Legal Service, formerly known as the Treasury Solicitor's Department, has...
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Features
26 June 2015
Paralegals are not the police community support officers of the legal world, argues James O'Connell In SJ 159/05, in an article entitled ‘Paralegal Purgatory’, Luke Murphy...
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Features
26 June 2015
But are they proportionate to how much partners take home, and are they worth it, wonders Pippa Allsop Over the last few months, Magic Circle firms have been announcing salary increases for...
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Blogs
26 June 2015
We all need to alter our mindsets and take action if opportunities for women in businesses are going to improve, argues Donna O'Neill I identified as a feminist from an early age and have...
Adam Makepeace
Features
26 June 2015
'The fact that the Criminal Bar Association just announced that they will not be calling for barristers to return to direct action bears the whiff of a backroom deal', writes Adam Makepeace...
JACKIE PANTER_MMU
Features
27 May 2015
The licensing of law schools as ABSs is an extension of the work experience and pro bono opportunities offered to students, argues Jackie Panter Today's legal education landscape encompasses...
City
News
27 May 2015
New contextual recruitment tool will 'set a new benchmark for social mobility' in the City International law firms Baker & McKenzie and Hogan Lovells have become the first to sign up...
Russell Conway_Oliver Fisher
Features
27 May 2015
Russell Conway mourns the loss of trainees who are turning their backs on legal aid firms I am currently interviewing prospective candidates for a training contract: young people, with excellent...
shisha
News
27 May 2015
Jeweller and non-practising barrister guilty of offences under the Customs and Excises Management Act 1979 A plot to smuggle over a tonne of shisha tobacco into the UK, costing an estimated...
dream job
News
27 May 2015
JLD, AGCAS, and AGR continue to support voluntary good practice code Signatories to the voluntary code to good practice in the recruitment of trainee solicitors have agreed to remain so and...
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News
24 April 2015
Peter Herbert says The Sun's legal team should have known better The Society of Black Lawyers (SBL) will report any barrister or solicitor who authorised Katie Hopkins' latest...