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- Posted: Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:58
Applications for the Pathways to Law programme close on Monday, 29th September.
The scheme, open exclusively to year 12 students in state education, provides bright individuals from non-privileged backgrounds with the chance to gain substantial, in-depth experience of the legal sector. It is run through twelve partner universities around the UK.
- Posted: Monday, 15 September 2014 14:55
Mike Nash, Editor of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), offers The Lex 100 an international perspective of the legal market and an insight into The Legal 500’s research methods.
- Posted: Tuesday, 09 September 2014 12:12
The Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling, has been accused of overseeing an unlawful consultation process in the build up to the Government’s controversial legal aid cuts.
Acting on behalf of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association and the Criminal Law Solicitors' Association in their judicial review challenge, QC Jason Coppel alleges that Mr Grayling became personally involved in the process, during which “crucial details… were withheld from the legal profession.”
- Posted: Monday, 08 September 2014 16:10
A major new scheme launched by the government promises to revolutionise the legal industry by diversifying the workforce and enabling, for the first time, school-leavers to become fully-qualified solicitors.
The Trailblazer Apprenticeships in Law initiative will offer a welcome alternative route into the industry for young people, particularly those unable or unwilling to take the traditional and well-trodden ‘degree, law school, training contract’ pathway. The scheme has its origins in a reform introduced jointly by the Department for Business, Skills and Innovation and the Department for Education which seeks to improve the quality of apprenticeships across a number of different sectors.
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