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Students “could save up to £38k” by qualifying with SQE

24 September 2020

Students could save as much as £38,000 when qualifying as a solicitor following the introduction of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination next September, a report has estimated.


SQE decision delayed as legal academics urge rejection

21 September 2020

The decision on whether to approve the Solicitors Qualifying Examination has been delayed amid a call from groups representing more than 4,000 legal academics to reject it.


City giant throws weight behind domestic abuse helpline

21 September 2020

City giant Hogan Lovells has endorsed the launch of a charity’s government-backed advice line to help employers support staff experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse.


Female Australian lawyers face “high levels” of sexual harassment

15 September 2020

The Australian state of Victoria has launched a review into sexual harassment in the legal profession following a “deeply disturbing” survey that found that a majority women had faced it.


Demand for fraud partners “to rise dramatically” after pandemic

11 September 2020

Demand for partners who specialise in white collar crime will increase just as dramatically after the pandemic as it did after the financial crisis in 2008, a report has predicted.


Covid knock-on puts future pupillage numbers under pressure

8 September 2020

The number of chambers delaying pupillages that were due to start this month or next is likely to have a knock-on effect on the supply of places until 2022, the Bar Standards Board said today.


Wills firm justified in sacking employee who left client sweary message

4 September 2020

A will-writing business was entitled to fire a member of staff who accidentally left a message on a potential client’s voicemail about getting drunk and littered with swear words, a tribunal has ruled.


BSB pilots reverse race mentoring for senior White barristers

3 September 2020

The Bar Standards Board has launched a pilot reverse mentoring scheme, in which Bar students and junior barristers from BAME backgrounds mentor senior White barristers.


Law firms must aim for “cultural equality”, says Post Office GC

2 September 2020

Law firms and in-house teams have done “tremendous work” in improving their approach to diversity and inclusion and should now aim for “cultural equality”, a leading general counsel has said.


CPS solicitor “was not too ill” to bring tribunal claim in time

2 September 2020

A former Crown Prosecution Service solicitor was unwell with stress but not so ill that she could not bring an unfair dismissal claim in time, an employment tribunal has ruled.

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Our latest special report, produced in association with Temple Legal Protection, looks at the role of after-the-event (ATE) insurance in commercial litigation post-LASPO.

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