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Salary Statistics: What’s the average salary for a career in Law?

The Office of National Statistics has released figures showing that those pursuing a career in law earn £15k over the national average.   For those in law the average salary is £50,078 per year, whereas the UK national average salary for full-time work...

SRA flexes authority to ensure solicitor honesty

The SRA are attempting to ensure honesty and integrity of law firms and their representatives, with the aim to provide a more transparent system for consumers.   The SRA made their intentions very clear by invoking the use of section 43 orders. The section...

The 2019 Chambers Most List goes live

The Legal Cheek has released its 2019 version of The Chambers Most List.   The definitive student guide includes everything you need to know about the leading chambers operating in the UK, including pupillage numbers, money, junior and QC stats, gender...

Simply Law partners with Yorkshire Law Society

We recently partnered up with Yorkshire Law Society, one of the oldest local law societies.   The Yorkshire Law Society traces its history back to 1786, where it was established during the reign of George III and the days of William Pitt "the Younger". It...

Female majority in Supreme Court for the first time

In a gender equality milestone, two male and three female justices will hear a case next month. For the first time in legal history, a Supreme Court case will be sat by a female majority. Three of the five judges hearing the case of Re D on 3 October will...

Law student fails to sue classmates over defamatory forum comments

An Open University (OU) first-year law student has run up a costs bill of £8,000 after attempting to sue six other students for alleged defamation. The student, Samantha Exley, joined the OU’s online forum in 2017. Exley claimed she was “a practising...

How to teach your children the ABCs of law

L is for Law is a new picture book aimed at demystifying legal concepts for kids. L is for Law is a colourful introduction to the language of law for children of 0 - 5 years old. Author Veronica Goodman, features a legal term for each letter of the...

A day in the life of a lawyer

Lawyers are some of the most hardworking people out there. They put in many more hours of work compared to those in other professions. In fact, what you might see on TV, like lawyers relaxing, chatting and enjoying lunch with clients, is not realistic. The...

ILSPA: The key steps in securing a legal secretary role

We’ve collaborated with the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PA’s to bring you a special blog today. ILSPA has kindly provided us with an outline of the key steps to securing a role as a legal secretary. Legal secretaries, that is, quality legal...

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