201512.17
Off
0

Law Society: Professional Update

Proposals to widen access to the legal profession could have the opposite effect, warns Law Society The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is proposing that a Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) – a series of new centralised assessments for knowledge and skills – would replace existing ways to qualify as a solicitor. The Law Society has voiced…

201512.17
Off
0

Litigation on the Duty Provider Contracts Tender

Members might be interested to know how the Tender litigation is going.  According to the Law Society there are 114 separate claims issued by 90 different firms (or unsuccessful bidders), arising in 69 procurement areas.  The MOJ applied to strike out 50 of the claims on procedural grounds and those applications will be heard in…

201512.15
Off
0

UK Diversity Legal Awards 2015: Winners Announced

The 2015 UK Diversity Legal Awards and BSN’s 20th Anniversary celebration took place on Tuesday 24 November 2015 at a glittering black-tie event held at the five-star Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London. Over 200 hundred guests attended the ceremony with representation from a cross-section of firms, chambers and legal industry bodies, including the Law…

201512.14
Off
0

About the Winners

JUDGED CATEGORIES: Category: Recruitment “Attracting Talent” WINNER One of the Hogan Lovell’s objectives is to increase the number of trainees from economically disadvantaged and black and minority ethnic backgrounds. The firm’s ‘Widening Access’ programme was conceived to help meet this target. Their Graduate Recruitment (GR) team’s Widening Access Programme has developed a range of internal…

201510.07
Off
0

UK Diversity Legal Awards: Keynote speakers confirmed

Law Society President Jonathan Smithers and high court judge, the Honourable Mr Justice Dingemans, will be the keynote speakers and guests of honour at the 2015 UK Diversity Legal Awards presentation dinner. This prestigious black-tie event will take place on the 24th November at the Grange Tower Hill Hotel in London. Presenting the awards this…

201506.26
Off
0

Conference on Widening Participation in the Legal Professions – 10 July 2015

The City Law School, 4 Gray’s Inn Place, London WC1R 5DX You are invited to this conference to engage with expert speakers and contribute to the debate on how to influence change in the legal professions and judiciary so that they more fairly reflect the society they serve. Drawing on research and experience of barriers…