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Bar Council comments on Brexit plans

The Bar Council has announced the release of it's guide to Brexit, which calls for the unrestricted movement of EU citizens to UK jobs, whilst also defending the employment rights of UK Workers. 

> Read more

AAL Bizarre: Pensioner cleared of shooting intruder

A farmer from East Yorkshire has been cleared by the Hull Crown Court after just 24 minutes of discussion.

> Read more

AAL Muppet of the Week: Ex-Judge Robin Camp

A Canadian judge has resigned hours after the country’s legal disciplinary body recommended that he should be removed from the bench.

> Read more

AAL Insight: Hopkins, Monroe, and the future of Libel

This week, Katie Hopkins was ordered to pay more than £24,000 in damage costs to blogger and columnist Jack Monroe after a row on Twitter escalated in a major way.

> Read more

Portugal implements vegan law - is Britain next?

The Portuguese government has recently approved a new law which has made a vegan option obligatory in all public canteens, which consist of schools, universities, prisons and hospitals. 

> Read more

Penningtons Manches launches foundation charity

The National law firm Penningtons Manches last night announced the launch of it's Charitable Foundation, which has been set up in order to provide structure and direction for the firm's donating and pro bono work in the future. 

> Read more

The 'Suits' Generation of Lawyers?

Latest research by Fletchers Solicitors has shown that more than one in three millenials have taken career inspiration from TV shows that they have watched.

> Read more

AAL Insight: UK v EU on Whistleblowers

The UK government has come under severe scrutiny for what has been called a “full-frontal attack” on whistleblowers, after it revealed proposals to dramatically lengthen prison sentences for revealing state secrets.

> Read more

AAL Insight: Roe-ll it Back

With the recent death of Norma McCorvey and a resurgence for Republicanism across America, there’s talk of a change in the abortion laws. We take a look back at their history and examine whether there could actually be a change in the forthcoming years.

> Read more

AAL Insight: Heterosexual Civil Partnerships

Despite a recent defeat in a court case, the campaign for equal civil partnership rights for heterosexual couples has claimed a moral victory and another step towards gaining their ultimate goal.

> Read more

AAL Insight: The Legalities of Musicality

A landmark case surrounding the rights to some of the most famous songs in pop history continues to rage on, as British glam rock group Duran Duran seek legal action over the US rights to their music.

> Read more

BBC barrister makes RPC switch

A senior barrister from the in-house team at the BBC has made the short hop across London to join RPC's media team. 

> Read more

Bar Council Chief Executive announces retirement

The Chief Executive of the Bar, Mr Stephen Crowne, announced today that he is going to be retiring this year. 

> Read more

Landmark High Court case challenges fixed legal fees

Only one day after the Ministry of Justice declared its intention to put a cap on the payouts for whiplash injuries, the decision was challenged in a crucial case at the High Court, which granted that the appeal was successful. 

> Read more

Interview: Melissa King, Public Law Trainee at Ashfords

We sat down with Melissa King, a Public Law trainee at Ashfords, to get her lowdown on what life was like at the firm and in her sector. 

> Read more

AAL Bizarre: Man jailed for live-streaming court case

A man from Wales who live-streamed a court case in Cardiff has himself been arrested for a month. 

> Read more

Bar Council launches debt recovery initiative

new debt recovery panel to help barristers get the money they are owed from professional clients has been launched today by the Bar Council, the representative body for barristers in England & Wales.

> Read more

BLP launches training contracts in Manchester

In exciting news for North-West based lawyers, Berwin Leighton Paisner has announced the introduction of training contracts in their Manchester office. 

> Read more

Lawyers back Article 50 amendment

Leading lawyers, economists and businesses have urged MPs to put through an amendment to Article 50 which will give the 3 million EU nationals living in Britain guaranteed rights to remain.

> Read more

Article 50 explored in schools

School students across the UK may soon have a better grasp of the judiciary’s role in the Article 50 case than their parents, especially those that read newspaper headlines describing judges as “enemies of the people”.

> Read more

A week in the life of a legal apprentice

19 year old Florence has been a legal apprentice at national law firm Bond Dickinson for a year and half. Florence described fro AllAboutLaw what her day-to-day role at the firm is like and what the apprenticeship scheme has meant for her, her personal and professional development as well as her career in law.

> Read more

University of Law signs exclusivity deal

The University of Law has struck a deal with law firm Howard Kennedy, in order that they will be their sole LPC provider, starting from September 2017. 

> Read more

Reed Smith named in Stonewall Top 100

Global law firm Reed Smith have been included as part of Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers 2017 list, which is the the defining standard for the best employers of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff in the UK.

> Read more

Solicitors for the Elderly announces Scottish expansion

SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly), which is the England's foremost training and best practice regulatory organisation for those legal professionals who specialise in older or more vulnerable clients. has expanded its membership to professionals who reside north of the border.

> Read more

Bar Council speaks out on Civil Justice

Following the Lord Chancellor's calls for co-operation on civil justice in the wake of Brexit, the Bar Council has spoken out to show their support, and to echo the need for working together in a turbulent period. 

> Read more

Reed Smith takes seven KWM trainees in swoop

As part of a 50-person haul from the now-defunct King Wood Malleson's firm, Reed Smith have taken on seven legal trainees - three in their London office, and four in Paris. 

> Read more

Law firms set out on literacy mission

Nine leading UK law firms have pledged to challenging the UK's literacy challenge, remove social boundaries and give the economy a lift by taking part in the National Literacy Forum's Vision for Literacy Business Pledge for this year. 

> Read more

Supreme Court Article 50 Ruling - Lawyers Respond

Lawyers and important legal figures from across the country were quick to release statements in the wake of the Supreme Court Article 50 ruling last week. Here at AllAboutLaw, we tracked down some of the most important statements from both academic and practising lawyers and have reproduced them here for you to gain a better understanding of the legal interpretations of the case. 

> Read more

BSB Diversity Report and Bar Council Reponse

The Bar Standards Board released their annual diversity report last week, entitled Diversity at the Bar. Whilst response rates are up for all categories, it has been stated that there are still a number of barristers who are not disclosing their diversity data to the report.

> Read more

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New Zealand grants 'person' status to a river

The Whanganui River in North Island has been given the same rights as a human being, it has emerged today. 

> Read more

Bar Council comments on Brexit plans

The Bar Council has announced the release of it's guide to Brexit, which calls for the unrestricted movement of EU citizens to UK jobs, whilst also defending the employment rights of UK Workers. 

> Read more

AAL Bizarre: Pensioner cleared of shooting intruder

A farmer from East Yorkshire has been cleared by the Hull Crown Court after just 24 minutes of discussion.

> Read more

AAL Muppet of the Week: Ex-Judge Robin Camp

A Canadian judge has resigned hours after the country’s legal disciplinary body recommended that he should be removed from the bench.

> Read more

AAL Insight: Hopkins, Monroe, and the future of Libel

This week, Katie Hopkins was ordered to pay more than £24,000 in damage costs to blogger and columnist Jack Monroe after a row on Twitter escalated in a major way.

> Read more

Portugal implements vegan law - is Britain next?

The Portuguese government has recently approved a new law which has made a vegan option obligatory in all public canteens, which consist of schools, universities, prisons and hospitals. 

> Read more

Penningtons Manches launches foundation charity

The National law firm Penningtons Manches last night announced the launch of it's Charitable Foundation, which has been set up in order to provide structure and direction for the firm's donating and pro bono work in the future. 

> Read more

The 'Suits' Generation of Lawyers?

Latest research by Fletchers Solicitors has shown that more than one in three millenials have taken career inspiration from TV shows that they have watched.

> Read more

AAL Insight: UK v EU on Whistleblowers

The UK government has come under severe scrutiny for what has been called a “full-frontal attack” on whistleblowers, after it revealed proposals to dramatically lengthen prison sentences for revealing state secrets.

> Read more

AAL Insight: Roe-ll it Back

With the recent death of Norma McCorvey and a resurgence for Republicanism across America, there’s talk of a change in the abortion laws. We take a look back at their history and examine whether there could actually be a change in the forthcoming years.

> Read more

AAL Insight: Heterosexual Civil Partnerships

Despite a recent defeat in a court case, the campaign for equal civil partnership rights for heterosexual couples has claimed a moral victory and another step towards gaining their ultimate goal.

> Read more

AAL Insight: The Legalities of Musicality

A landmark case surrounding the rights to some of the most famous songs in pop history continues to rage on, as British glam rock group Duran Duran seek legal action over the US rights to their music.

> Read more

BBC barrister makes RPC switch

A senior barrister from the in-house team at the BBC has made the short hop across London to join RPC's media team. 

> Read more

Bar Council Chief Executive announces retirement

The Chief Executive of the Bar, Mr Stephen Crowne, announced today that he is going to be retiring this year. 

> Read more

Landmark High Court case challenges fixed legal fees

Only one day after the Ministry of Justice declared its intention to put a cap on the payouts for whiplash injuries, the decision was challenged in a crucial case at the High Court, which granted that the appeal was successful. 

> Read more

Interview: Melissa King, Public Law Trainee at Ashfords

We sat down with Melissa King, a Public Law trainee at Ashfords, to get her lowdown on what life was like at the firm and in her sector. 

> Read more

AAL Bizarre: Man jailed for live-streaming court case

A man from Wales who live-streamed a court case in Cardiff has himself been arrested for a month. 

> Read more

Bar Council launches debt recovery initiative

new debt recovery panel to help barristers get the money they are owed from professional clients has been launched today by the Bar Council, the representative body for barristers in England & Wales.

> Read more

BLP launches training contracts in Manchester

In exciting news for North-West based lawyers, Berwin Leighton Paisner has announced the introduction of training contracts in their Manchester office. 

> Read more

Lawyers back Article 50 amendment

Leading lawyers, economists and businesses have urged MPs to put through an amendment to Article 50 which will give the 3 million EU nationals living in Britain guaranteed rights to remain.

> Read more

Article 50 explored in schools

School students across the UK may soon have a better grasp of the judiciary’s role in the Article 50 case than their parents, especially those that read newspaper headlines describing judges as “enemies of the people”.

> Read more

A week in the life of a legal apprentice

19 year old Florence has been a legal apprentice at national law firm Bond Dickinson for a year and half. Florence described fro AllAboutLaw what her day-to-day role at the firm is like and what the apprenticeship scheme has meant for her, her personal and professional development as well as her career in law.

> Read more

University of Law signs exclusivity deal

The University of Law has struck a deal with law firm Howard Kennedy, in order that they will be their sole LPC provider, starting from September 2017. 

> Read more

Reed Smith named in Stonewall Top 100

Global law firm Reed Smith have been included as part of Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers 2017 list, which is the the defining standard for the best employers of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff in the UK.

> Read more

Solicitors for the Elderly announces Scottish expansion

SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly), which is the England's foremost training and best practice regulatory organisation for those legal professionals who specialise in older or more vulnerable clients. has expanded its membership to professionals who reside north of the border.

> Read more

Bar Council speaks out on Civil Justice

Following the Lord Chancellor's calls for co-operation on civil justice in the wake of Brexit, the Bar Council has spoken out to show their support, and to echo the need for working together in a turbulent period. 

> Read more

Reed Smith takes seven KWM trainees in swoop

As part of a 50-person haul from the now-defunct King Wood Malleson's firm, Reed Smith have taken on seven legal trainees - three in their London office, and four in Paris. 

> Read more

Law firms set out on literacy mission

Nine leading UK law firms have pledged to challenging the UK's literacy challenge, remove social boundaries and give the economy a lift by taking part in the National Literacy Forum's Vision for Literacy Business Pledge for this year. 

> Read more

Supreme Court Article 50 Ruling - Lawyers Respond

Lawyers and important legal figures from across the country were quick to release statements in the wake of the Supreme Court Article 50 ruling last week. Here at AllAboutLaw, we tracked down some of the most important statements from both academic and practising lawyers and have reproduced them here for you to gain a better understanding of the legal interpretations of the case. 

> Read more

BSB Diversity Report and Bar Council Reponse

The Bar Standards Board released their annual diversity report last week, entitled Diversity at the Bar. Whilst response rates are up for all categories, it has been stated that there are still a number of barristers who are not disclosing their diversity data to the report.

> Read more

LATEST TWEETS

LATEST JOBS

  • Insight Evenings

    Pinsent Masons
    N/A
    Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester, London, Aberdeen
    Deadline: 30/03/2017

  • Training Contract

    RPC
    1st year £37,000
    London
    Deadline: 31/07/2017

  • Training Contract

    Latham & Watkins
    £45,000 in 1st year, £48,000 in 2nd year
    London
    Deadline: 02/07/2017

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