City firm did not unfairly dismiss employee, tribunal rules

9 November 2018

City firm DAC Beachcroft acted with “conspicuous good faith” when dealing with a pregnant employee facing redundancy, a tribunal has ruled.

SQE “will increase inequality and deter working class students”

9 November 2018

The idea that the Solicitors Qualifying Examination will improve diversity is false and instead it will have “devastating effects” on many individuals, two academics have claimed.

SQE to be introduced in autumn 2021

8 November 2018

The Solicitors Qualifying Examination – the new way that solicitors will qualify – will be launched in autumn 2021, with the candidate fee likely to range between £3,000 and £4,500.

Gauke urges profession to push further on diversity

7 November 2018

The legal profession has “a real opportunity to blaze a trail” on diversity, the Lord Chancellor said today. David Gauke said women at the very top of the profession should be the norm.

Multiple choice in SQE ‘better than people think’

2 October 2018

Multiple choice questions will enhance the Solicitors Qualifying Examination if done well, according to the person charged with designing it.

Third of Scottish solicitors “have faced threats or actual violence”

17 September 2018

A third of Scottish solicitors have been victims of violence or threatening behaviour in connection with their work, according to an “alarmed” Law Society of Scotland.

Solicitor not entitled to “guaranteed basic salary” of £40,000

11 September 2018

An employment tribunal has rejected claims by a solicitor that he was entitled to a “guaranteed basic salary” of £40,000 and found instead that he was working on a commission basis.

Women in the Law UK gears up for London launch

21 August 2018

Women in the Law UK, the Manchester-based lobbying, networking and support organisation, is gearing up for its launch in London next month.

“Whistleblower” ex-partner sues firm for constructive dismissal

15 August 2018

A former salaried partner of a Manchester law firm is suing for constructive dismissal on the grounds that she blew the whistle on alleged accounts rule breaches.

Overheard pub talk “showed solicitor’s redundancy was bogus”

10 August 2018

A solicitor has been allowed to use a leaked internal email and overheard pub conversation as evidence for a discrimination claim against his former firm.

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14 November 2018

How accessible is your recruitment process?

Recognising the benefits of employing disabled people in the legal profession, and attracting talented disabled candidates is a great start, but of little use if your recruitment process is not inclusive nor accessible.

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