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Young lawyers rebel against culture of overwork in top law firms

Young lawyers are pushing back against a culture of overwork in Australia’s top commercial firms. According to The Guardian, two top-tier firms, Gilbert + Tobin and King & Wood Mallesons have been investigated by safe work authorities in New South...

Law Society warns of duty solicitor shortage

The Law Society has warned that a “chronic” lack of new duty solicitors could lead to innocent people being found guilty. A 20-year pay freeze has rendered the job unattractive and could see more people representing themselves in court, it added. According...

New solicitor super-exam could cost between £3,000 – £4,500

Students will "likely" pay between £3,000 - £4,500 to sit the new solicitor super-exam, according to The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). As part of the update last week, a revised launch date was confirmed for September 2021 - a year later than was ...

70% of junior legal profession want to remain in the EU

71% of the junior end of the legal professions still want to remain a part of the EU, Legal Cheek reported after running an exclusive Brexit survey of over 839 law students and lawyers.   The next most popular version among respondents was a Canada-style...

New two-part version of the BPTC approved by regulator

A new two-part version of the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) could be ready as early as next year after the regulator approved a revised set of training rules. This comes after discussions to make the route to qualification as a barrister more...

A Career in Law Can Be More Flexible

Your job should fit within your lifestyle such that you get to choose when and where to work while at the same time earning some income. For a long time, a career in law was believed to involve long working hours, a lot of travelling to meet clients, and...

EU rules into UK law

Civil servants are working overtime to avoid a legal cliff edge after Brexit.   Currently, there are around 12,000 EU regulations in operation in the UK.   According to the BBC, the government plans to copy over the vast majority of them word-for-word into...

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