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  • 02 Jan 2013 3:49 PM | Deleted user

    Apprenticeships equivalent to BA and MA degrees will soon be available as a route in to the law, the government announced. In a statement strongly backing professional apprenticeships, Matthew Hancock, the skills minister, said there is no reason why aspiring lawyers cannot attain the qualifications without a degree, ‘starting on-the-job training in an apprenticeship from day one’. 

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/government-backs-apprenticeship-route-law

  • 20 Dec 2012 4:39 PM | Deleted user

    Midlands firm Knights Solicitors has been granted SRA approval for its capital injection from Dragons’ Den star James Caan. 

    http://www.thelawyer.com/midlands-firm-knights-gets-sra-backing-for-dragons-den-investment/1016104.article

  • 19 Dec 2012 4:40 PM | Deleted user

    Fraud has been a common theme running through claims against small firms of solicitors and accountants since the 2008 financial collapse.

    http://www.mills-reeve.com/dishonesty-does-not-pay-dec2012/

  • 12 Dec 2012 4:41 PM | Deleted user

    Maura McGowan QC, the incoming Chairman of the Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, delivers her inaugural address at the Bar Council's offices, in which she will set out a vision for a profession which is engaged and in control of its future. 

    http://www.barcouncil.org.uk/media-centre/news-and-press-releases/2012/december/engaged-and-in-control-incoming-bar-chairman-sets-vision-for-future/

  • 10 Dec 2012 4:42 PM | Deleted user

    Six barristers have received more than £500,000 of public money in one year for defending suspected criminals. The scale of the pay-outs has alarmed ministers, who have warned that they showed that Britain has one of the "most expensive legal systems aid systems in the world”.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9731800/Barristers-rake-in-fortunes-from-legal-aid.html

  • 03 Dec 2012 4:43 PM | Deleted user

    Barristers will be forced to take strike action for the first time if the Government pushes ahead with its proposed reform of the legal aid system, the new head of the Criminal Bar Association has said. 

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9716069/Devils-advocate-Michael-Turner-preprares-for-his-toughest-case.html

  • 30 Nov 2012 4:44 PM | Deleted user

    What future is there for the legal profession in England and Wales? Spend a few hours at the annual barristers' conference and you will come away profoundly depressed. But read the latest thoughts of the profession's leading futurologist and you may well be inspired. 

    http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/node/4740/full

  • 21 Nov 2012 4:46 PM | Deleted user

    Legal aid cuts and an increase in the number of litigants in person could lead to the creation of a "black hole" for civil law reform. 

    http://www.solicitorsjournal.com/news/crime/funding-legal-aid/legal-aid-cuts-could-lead-law-reform-%E2%80%98black-hole%E2%80%99-0

  • 15 Nov 2012 5:10 PM | Deleted user

    The Jackson reforms will heighten potential conflicts of interest where barristers are dealing directly with the public, experts at the bar conference warned last week.

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/jackson-will-fuel-conflicts

  • 02 Oct 2012 5:13 PM | Deleted user

    Over-50s holiday specialist Saga said it would target clients ‘bamboozled’ by jargon as it became the second consumer brand name to enter the legal services market

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/saga-target-8-million-customers-legal-services-offering

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