Firm advertises for black solicitor apprentices

20 September 2019

Well-known law firm Leigh Day has hit back at criticism from “trolls” after it advertised solicitor apprenticeships for six black students of Afro-Caribbean or African heritage.

Deloitte launches three-year SQE training contracts

11 September 2019

Big Four accountant Deloitte has launched a pioneering three-year training contract, allowing trainees to study at the University of Law for one day a week and work the remaining four.

Solicitors ignoring importance of business skills

10 September 2019

There is a “fundamental disconnect” among solicitors between the skills they think they need and the ones they actually need, new research has suggested.

Anonymous reporting tool to aid barristers facing harassment

10 September 2019

Barristers will be able to make anonymous reports of bullying and harassment by their colleagues and judges after the Bar Council signed up to an online tool to aid the profession.

Tribunal rejects solicitor’s “attempts at character assassination”

4 September 2019

A solicitor who resigned without notice was in breach of contract, an employment tribunal has ruled after finding that it was not a case of constructive dismissal.

Law school launches SQE-friendly conversion course

4 September 2019

BPP has become the first law school to reveal details of a new conversion course aimed at getting students through the first stage of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam.

CBA chief criticises senior judiciary over wellbeing failure

29 August 2019

The outgoing chair of the Criminal Bar Association has criticised senior judges for failing to follow their Family Division colleagues in adopting email and sitting hours protocols to aid wellbeing.

Unhappy paralegal refused discrimination claim rerun

27 August 2019

An employment tribunal has refused to reconsider a decision that comprehensively rejected a disability discrimination claim brought by a paralegal who worked for well-known personal injury firm Ralli.

Crime lawyers call on judges to issue wellbeing protocols

13 August 2019

The chair of the Criminal Bar Association has called on the senior judiciary to extend wellbeing protocols being drafted for the family courts to the criminal jurisdiction.

Firms learn from each other how to be LGBT inclusive

8 August 2019

Law firms have shared details of how being mentored by larger practices has helped them make their workplaces more friendly to LGBT solicitors, staff and clients.

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