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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.

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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

Interview: Contract Law at Mills & Reeve

Having got the lowdown on a trainee's life at Mills & Reeve, we sat down with Inderpreet Heire again to get her thoughts on her current seat in Contract Law, and how it compared to some of the other seats she had completed through the course of her traineeship. 

> Read more

Law Rocks! gains charity status

The Law Rocks! programme announced last week that it had secured approved charitable status, after firm Howard Kennedy had advised them on the nuances of their application. 

> Read more

Law Teacher of the Year - 2017 finalists announced!

The finalists for the Law Teacher of the Year award for 2017, in association with sponsors Oxford University Press, have been revealed. 

> Read more

How Businesses Can Plan for Brexit’s Legal Issues

When the UK voted to leave the EU at the end of June it was the start of a huge wave of change for the country, Europe and the rest of the world. The process of Brexit will be a long one, likely to take at least three years from when the result was announced to the UK severing all ties with the EU.

> Read more

Dress codes at work and where the law stands

Dress codes are a complex balancing act. Most working environments have and enforce some form of dress policy, but all too often both employer and employee fail to understand what their rights actually are. 

> Read more

'A Day in the Life' with Mills & Reeve Trainee, Inderpreet Heire

We sat down with one of Mills & Reeve's trainees, Inderpreet Heire, who's currently doing a seat in contract law, to get her take on what her days are like in the office - giving you the lowdown on what life is really like inside the firm!

> Read more

Giving constitutional reform the boot

Early in December, Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi held a referendum about constitutional reform which saw him dealt a crushing loss – a loss which spelled his resignation from power once the result was announced. Jack J Collins investigates.

> Read more

Bond Dickinson scoop Apprenticeship Award

Bond Dickinson, the legal firm, were last night named as the Newcomer Large Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards, which were held this year at Grosvenor House in London. 

> Read more

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. 

> Read more

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

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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. 

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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

Interview: Contract Law at Mills & Reeve

Having got the lowdown on a trainee's life at Mills & Reeve, we sat down with Inderpreet Heire again to get her thoughts on her current seat in Contract Law, and how it compared to some of the other seats she had completed through the course of her traineeship. 

> Read more

Law Rocks! gains charity status

The Law Rocks! programme announced last week that it had secured approved charitable status, after firm Howard Kennedy had advised them on the nuances of their application. 

> Read more

Law Teacher of the Year - 2017 finalists announced!

The finalists for the Law Teacher of the Year award for 2017, in association with sponsors Oxford University Press, have been revealed. 

> Read more

How Businesses Can Plan for Brexit’s Legal Issues

When the UK voted to leave the EU at the end of June it was the start of a huge wave of change for the country, Europe and the rest of the world. The process of Brexit will be a long one, likely to take at least three years from when the result was announced to the UK severing all ties with the EU.

> Read more

Dress codes at work and where the law stands

Dress codes are a complex balancing act. Most working environments have and enforce some form of dress policy, but all too often both employer and employee fail to understand what their rights actually are. 

> Read more

'A Day in the Life' with Mills & Reeve Trainee, Inderpreet Heire

We sat down with one of Mills & Reeve's trainees, Inderpreet Heire, who's currently doing a seat in contract law, to get her take on what her days are like in the office - giving you the lowdown on what life is really like inside the firm!

> Read more

Giving constitutional reform the boot

Early in December, Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi held a referendum about constitutional reform which saw him dealt a crushing loss – a loss which spelled his resignation from power once the result was announced. Jack J Collins investigates.

> Read more

Bond Dickinson scoop Apprenticeship Award

Bond Dickinson, the legal firm, were last night named as the Newcomer Large Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards, which were held this year at Grosvenor House in London. 

> Read more

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. 

> Read more

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

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