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Law firms will continue with digital learning – if they can find the time

30 April 2021

Two-thirds of law firms say the increase in digital learning as a result of the pandemic will continue, but a quarter of firms told a survey their lawyers have “no time” for training during the working day.


Firm discriminated against partner suffering mental health problems

28 April 2021

A former equity partner at Freeths has won a disability discrimination claim over the way the leading midlands law firm treated him after he was diagnosed with mental health problems.


No TUPE protection for staff after firm’s owner made bankrupt

8 April 2021

There was no protection for staff under the TUPE after the sole owner of a law firm was made bankrupt and the practice taken over, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled.


Wellbeing a “global problem” with severe effects on some lawyers

8 April 2021

Lawyer wellbeing is “a cause for global concern”, with levels of wellbeing below the average in every part of the globe, the first survey of its kind has found.


Law firm’s virtual careers event attracts 7,000 teenagers

8 April 2021

A law firm has attracted over 7,000 teenagers to the first day of a virtual careers event, in partnership with a young entrepreneur who set up a recruitment business while studying for his A-levels.


Law firm did not discriminate against menopausal apprentice

6 April 2021

A law firm did not discriminate against a legal secretary turned apprentice with menopausal symptoms on the grounds of disability or sex, an employment tribunal has ruled.


Tribunal: Law firm’s part-time FD was worker, not self-employed

29 March 2021

An accountant who acted as a law firm’s part-time finance director through a company was a worker and not self-employed, even though he had another client, an employment tribunal has ruled.


Wide LPC attainment gap based on provider and ethnicity

26 March 2021

The disparity between the best and worst legal practice course providers has continued to grow, with the attainment gap for White and BAME students remains stubbornly large.


Law Society victimisation claim struck out over volunteer status

25 March 2021

A solicitor has had her claim for victimisation by the Law Society struck out by an employment tribunal on the basis that, as the chair of a committee, she was not an employee or office-holder.


Impact on lawyers of traumatic cases “worsened by pandemic”

15 March 2021

Covid-19, coupled with the savage cuts in legal aid, have greatly added to the vicarious trauma suffered by social justice lawyers from being immersed in clients’ day-to-day problems.


Nine-year study to track progress towards gender parity at top of profession

9 March 2021

A nine-year global project to uncover the root causes of the lack of gender parity at the most senior levels of the legal profession has been launched by the International Bar Association.


Women lawyer support networks increasingly involving men

8 March 2021

Men are increasingly being invited to participate in women lawyers’ networks, according to a report into gender-based organisations and a ‘toolkit’ on how to set one up.


Mentoring scheme enters first university law school collaboration

2 March 2021

Coventry University’s Law School has become the first faculty to form a collaboration with a fast-growing mentoring programme launched by a trainee solicitor at City giant Allen & Overy.


First cohort of graduate solicitor apprentices start work towards SQE

24 February 2021

Eight graduate solicitor apprentices have started work at defendant firm Keoghs, one of the first law firms to offer this approach, as we round up a host of SQE and other training news.


Managing partner wins disability discrimination claims against firm

19 February 2021

The managing partner of a South Yorkshire law firm has won his claim against the practice for both direct and indirect disability discrimination, as well as a failure to make reasonable adjustments.

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Katie McKenna

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