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Winners announced for AllAboutLaw Top Law Firms for Training Contracts & Vacation Schemes 2016

On Tuesday 27th September 2016, AllAboutLaw.co.uk hosted its annual Top Law Firms awards ceremony in Cavendish Square, London. Hundreds of representatives from the UK’s most esteemed law firms celebrated, as the results for the Top Law Firms for Training Contracts & Vacation Schemes were announced and a range of awards were presented. 

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Kennedys partners with BPP University Law School

International law firm Kennedys has selected BPP University Law School as its provider for six new solicitor and 16 new paralegal apprenticeships.

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BPP partners leading firms for new apprenticeship scheme

From September 2016, BPP University Law School will be launching two new legal apprenticeships, and has announced this week that it will be partnered by some of the country's leading firms in pioneering this new route into the profession. 

> Read more

University of Law offers LPC funding

The University of Law has announced changes to its courses which now allows government funding to be used for certain LPC courses. Previously the government postgraduate loan could only be used for full master's degrees such as the LLM, but not diplomas like the L...

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A day on secondment in Hong Kong

Rachael Ellis, a trainee with RPC, is on secondment with the firm in their Hong Kong office. We caught up with her to see what a day in her life is like whilst she is half way across the world!

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Bar Council challenges Ministry of Justice

In a response issued this week to the report released by the House of Commons Justice Select Committee, the Bar Council has challenged the Ministry of Justice to 'learn from its mistakes'.

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Leading law organisations comment on Brexit

With the fallout from the British referendum to leave the EU in full flow, both the Bar Council and the Young Barristers Committee have given their thoughts on the matter, and how it will affect the legal profession. 

> Read more

Talking work experience: Why it's never too late for a career move

Progressing a career in the legal sector requires endurance, commitment, and money. To become a solicitor, training can take 3 years if you’re a law graduate, 4 years if you’re a non-law graduate, and six years if you’re not a graduate.

> Read more

Why is diversity so important?

Diversity is fast becoming one of the highest priorities on any legal firm’s checklist, so we sat down with Erena Pillitteri, Olswang’s Graduate Recruitment and Development Specialist to discuss her thoughts on the matter and how the firm continues to attract a diverse range of applicants.

> Read more

AAL Commercial Insight: Judges v Editors - Press Freedom or Right to Privacy?

There’s been a significant amount of scholarly debate recently, across the opinion pages of the Guardian and the Telegraph and all the bastions of the British press, as to whether the injunctions around celebrities’ private lives should be allowed to be upheld in a digital age where freedom of information is so important.

> Read more

Legal ‘Airbnb’ launches online

The latest venture from Lawyers on Demand, Spoke, is a lawyer-to-client has been described as a ‘Legal Airbnb’

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SRA fires warning shots over complacency

The Solicitor’s Regulation Authority has stated that whilst it feels legal firms are effective at tackling money laundering issues, they must avoid complacency after recent findings.

> Read more

AAL Statistics: Guardian Law Table shows usual suspects

Oxbridge, LSE and Kings London topped the Guardian tables for Law this week, as it was a case of been there, done that, for many.

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AAL Commercial Awareness: Problem Solved? US style courts in the UK

It has come to light in recent weeks that British MPs have given the green light to the problem solving courts which are popular in New York. AAL examines what this means for the judicial system.

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Land Registry privatization dangerous, says watchdog

The government’s planned privatization of the Land Resistry is a dangerous precedent because it could create a monopoly business with the ability to abuse its position, the competition watchdog has warned.

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Barristers dominate new advisory council

Michael Gove’s new advisory council which he promised to establish when scrapping the criminal legal aid contract system has been revealed.

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AAL Muppet of the Week: Court selfie-taker fined 190 quid

A 32 year old man was arrested and slapped with a £190 fine for taking a selfie in York Magistrates Court and posting it on his Facebook page

> Read more

Justice System under real stress, says report

The public accounts committee report has been heavily critical of the Ministry of Justice, stating that the number of Crown Prosecution Service lawyers has fallen by more than 20% and that the Ministry is too slow to recognize the stress the system is under.

> Read more

AAL Commercial Awareness: Image Rights, Jose Mourinho and Sponsorship

With Jose Mourinho on the verge of signing as Manchester United manager last week, a bizarre moment occurred – he could not sign with the Manchester giants until his image rights were sorted out.

> Read more

Law Society hits out at accountants’ legal services plan

The Law Society has claimed that plans to allow the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to regulate legal activities would create chaos whilst providing no clear benefits.

> Read more

Dot law domains remain scarce

More than six months after they became publicly available to the profession, distinctive .law domain names are still only in use by five UK firms.  

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Wellbeing in the legal profession – one year on

The Bar Council has urged both the legal sector as a whole, and other professions, to work together on improving wellbeing and mental health.

> Read more

AAL Bizarre: Father bugs daughter’s clothing in custody battle

A custody battle for a young girl turned slightly creepy earlier this month when it was found that her father had sewn listening devices into his daughter’s clothing to listen in to conversations she had with social workers.

> Read more

Sheffield still pushing for Steel Circle

Following their initial drive to try and convince law firms to move to the Steel City, Creative Sheffield held another conference this month to try and drum up more interest.

> Read more

AAL Commercial Awareness: British EU Emigrants lose supreme court ruling

Britons that have lived abroad for more than 15 years will not be allowed to participate in the EU referendum next month, it has been decided by the supreme court.

> Read more

AAL Bizarre: TV barrister under fire for ‘fix’

One of the infamous ‘chasers’ on ITV’s The Chase has become embroiled in a controversy centred around whether he allowed celebrities to win the show in order to get the money to charity.

> Read more

AAL Bizarre: SRA gives sacked judge slap on the wrist over porn

The SRA has waded into the row regarding three judges sacked for watching pornography at their offices by giving one of them a stern telling off.

> Read more

Kraftwerk lose sampling case in Germany

The German court has ruled that a two second beat sampled from the Kraftwerk track Metall auf Metall is not enough to breach copyright laws.

> Read more

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Chairman of the Bar gives speech to IBA at Washington

Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, the Chairman of the Bar, gave a speech this week to the International Bar Association in Washington, highlighting the battles that the profession faces in the current climate, and you can read the full transcript below. 

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Winners announced for AllAboutLaw Top Law Firms for Training Contracts & Vacation Schemes 2016

On Tuesday 27th September 2016, AllAboutLaw.co.uk hosted its annual Top Law Firms awards ceremony in Cavendish Square, London. Hundreds of representatives from the UK’s most esteemed law firms celebrated, as the results for the Top Law Firms for Training Contracts & Vacation Schemes were announced and a range of awards were presented. 

> Read more

Kennedys partners with BPP University Law School

International law firm Kennedys has selected BPP University Law School as its provider for six new solicitor and 16 new paralegal apprenticeships.

> Read more

BPP partners leading firms for new apprenticeship scheme

From September 2016, BPP University Law School will be launching two new legal apprenticeships, and has announced this week that it will be partnered by some of the country's leading firms in pioneering this new route into the profession. 

> Read more

University of Law offers LPC funding

The University of Law has announced changes to its courses which now allows government funding to be used for certain LPC courses. Previously the government postgraduate loan could only be used for full master's degrees such as the LLM, but not diplomas like the L...

> Read more

A day on secondment in Hong Kong

Rachael Ellis, a trainee with RPC, is on secondment with the firm in their Hong Kong office. We caught up with her to see what a day in her life is like whilst she is half way across the world!

> Read more

Bar Council challenges Ministry of Justice

In a response issued this week to the report released by the House of Commons Justice Select Committee, the Bar Council has challenged the Ministry of Justice to 'learn from its mistakes'.

> Read more

Leading law organisations comment on Brexit

With the fallout from the British referendum to leave the EU in full flow, both the Bar Council and the Young Barristers Committee have given their thoughts on the matter, and how it will affect the legal profession. 

> Read more

Talking work experience: Why it's never too late for a career move

Progressing a career in the legal sector requires endurance, commitment, and money. To become a solicitor, training can take 3 years if you’re a law graduate, 4 years if you’re a non-law graduate, and six years if you’re not a graduate.

> Read more

Why is diversity so important?

Diversity is fast becoming one of the highest priorities on any legal firm’s checklist, so we sat down with Erena Pillitteri, Olswang’s Graduate Recruitment and Development Specialist to discuss her thoughts on the matter and how the firm continues to attract a diverse range of applicants.

> Read more

AAL Commercial Insight: Judges v Editors - Press Freedom or Right to Privacy?

There’s been a significant amount of scholarly debate recently, across the opinion pages of the Guardian and the Telegraph and all the bastions of the British press, as to whether the injunctions around celebrities’ private lives should be allowed to be upheld in a digital age where freedom of information is so important.

> Read more

Legal ‘Airbnb’ launches online

The latest venture from Lawyers on Demand, Spoke, is a lawyer-to-client has been described as a ‘Legal Airbnb’

> Read more

SRA fires warning shots over complacency

The Solicitor’s Regulation Authority has stated that whilst it feels legal firms are effective at tackling money laundering issues, they must avoid complacency after recent findings.

> Read more

AAL Statistics: Guardian Law Table shows usual suspects

Oxbridge, LSE and Kings London topped the Guardian tables for Law this week, as it was a case of been there, done that, for many.

> Read more

AAL Commercial Awareness: Problem Solved? US style courts in the UK

It has come to light in recent weeks that British MPs have given the green light to the problem solving courts which are popular in New York. AAL examines what this means for the judicial system.

> Read more

Land Registry privatization dangerous, says watchdog

The government’s planned privatization of the Land Resistry is a dangerous precedent because it could create a monopoly business with the ability to abuse its position, the competition watchdog has warned.

> Read more

Barristers dominate new advisory council

Michael Gove’s new advisory council which he promised to establish when scrapping the criminal legal aid contract system has been revealed.

> Read more

AAL Muppet of the Week: Court selfie-taker fined 190 quid

A 32 year old man was arrested and slapped with a £190 fine for taking a selfie in York Magistrates Court and posting it on his Facebook page

> Read more

Justice System under real stress, says report

The public accounts committee report has been heavily critical of the Ministry of Justice, stating that the number of Crown Prosecution Service lawyers has fallen by more than 20% and that the Ministry is too slow to recognize the stress the system is under.

> Read more

AAL Commercial Awareness: Image Rights, Jose Mourinho and Sponsorship

With Jose Mourinho on the verge of signing as Manchester United manager last week, a bizarre moment occurred – he could not sign with the Manchester giants until his image rights were sorted out.

> Read more

Law Society hits out at accountants’ legal services plan

The Law Society has claimed that plans to allow the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to regulate legal activities would create chaos whilst providing no clear benefits.

> Read more

Dot law domains remain scarce

More than six months after they became publicly available to the profession, distinctive .law domain names are still only in use by five UK firms.  

> Read more

Wellbeing in the legal profession – one year on

The Bar Council has urged both the legal sector as a whole, and other professions, to work together on improving wellbeing and mental health.

> Read more

AAL Bizarre: Father bugs daughter’s clothing in custody battle

A custody battle for a young girl turned slightly creepy earlier this month when it was found that her father had sewn listening devices into his daughter’s clothing to listen in to conversations she had with social workers.

> Read more

Sheffield still pushing for Steel Circle

Following their initial drive to try and convince law firms to move to the Steel City, Creative Sheffield held another conference this month to try and drum up more interest.

> Read more

AAL Commercial Awareness: British EU Emigrants lose supreme court ruling

Britons that have lived abroad for more than 15 years will not be allowed to participate in the EU referendum next month, it has been decided by the supreme court.

> Read more

AAL Bizarre: TV barrister under fire for ‘fix’

One of the infamous ‘chasers’ on ITV’s The Chase has become embroiled in a controversy centred around whether he allowed celebrities to win the show in order to get the money to charity.

> Read more

AAL Bizarre: SRA gives sacked judge slap on the wrist over porn

The SRA has waded into the row regarding three judges sacked for watching pornography at their offices by giving one of them a stern telling off.

> Read more

Kraftwerk lose sampling case in Germany

The German court has ruled that a two second beat sampled from the Kraftwerk track Metall auf Metall is not enough to breach copyright laws.

> Read more

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