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British judges to hear death penalty case

British judges to hear death penalty case

British judges are to hear the case of a prisoner sentenced to death in Trinidad and Tobago. They will deliberate whether or not Jay Chandler, who may suffer from mental illness, should remain on death row. The UK’s judicial committee of the privy council (JCPC) is...

A complete guide to jobs in the legal industry

A complete guide to jobs in the legal industry

There is a whole range of jobs in the legal industry and not all of them require years of study after school to qualify. Roles such as court ushers and legal secretaries are central to the operation of our legal system and can make highly rewarding careers. We’ve put...

Top 10 Law Firms in the UK

Top 10 Law Firms in the UK

The UK is home to some of the biggest law firms in the world. The top 7 have turnover exceeding £1bn so it’s easy to see why the UK is regarded as having one of the most important and influential legal industries.    DLA Piper International LLP - Revenue (£m): 1,566...

Legal Careers Advice

A complete guide to jobs in the legal industry

There is a whole range of jobs in the legal industry and not all of them require years of study after school to qualify. Roles such as court ushers and legal secretaries are central to the operation of our legal system and can make highly rewarding careers. We’ve put...

Training contract deadlines

The traditional training contract deadline of 31 July has now been scrapped by some law firms so you should keep an eye on the deadlines set by each firm you want to apply to. We’ve put together the following list of deadlines to help you get your applications...

The Inns of Court

What do the Inns of Court do? The four Inns of Court provide support for their members from their time as students at university right through their careers as barristers. It is essential for anyone wishing to join the Bar to become a member of one of the Inns. The...

What is a fee earner?

If you are taking the first steps in your legal career, you may have noticed that many jobs are advertised as ‘fee earner’ roles. So what exactly does this mean? Broadly speaking, the staff in a legal firm can be split into two categories: fee earners and non-fee...

Becoming a lawyer in Scotland

Scotland has its own legal system separate to that of England and Wales, follows its own procedures and uses its own terminology. When England and Scotland were politically unified in 1707 and Great Britain was born, Scotland maintained its own legal system. It...

Working in Human Rights Law

On December 10 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) which states the inalienable rights that all human beings are entitled to. December 10 has since become known as Human Rights Day and this year’s...