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Super-exam decision delayed amid chorus of disapproval

Legal Services Board gives itself more time to rule on plans for controversial new qualification regime for solicitors.

Education

What is commercial awareness and how do I develop it?

To persuade a recruiter of your commercial awareness, you need to develop a genuine interest in the business world. Without one, you are unlikely to …

Small Business

BAME student LPC/GDL pass rates significantly lower than for white peers

<p>The <em>Law Gazette</em> has reported on data from the SRA revealing that black and minority ethnic (BAME) students are less likely to pass the …

College & University

Unexpected rise in BPTC student numbers follows four-year decline

<p>The number of students enrolling on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) has unexpectedly risen by 14% after a downward trend emerged over …

College & University

Revealed: White students twice as likely as black counterparts to pass LPC

4 January 2018<p>University of Law: Dominates LPC provision with BPP<p>Students from white backgrounds are almost twice as likely as those from black …

Students left behind as legal industry takes off

by Luke Misthos<p>Legal education must evolve to keep up with the rapidly changing landscape, according to academics who say outdated admission …

How Virtual Reality is Changing Education

We all know how wildly popular Pokémon GO was when it first launched (and continues to be). With as many as $5.7 million spent daily on in-app …

Law firms yet to embrace SQE, survey shows

Research commissioned by BPP Law School shows law firms are yet to take to SRA proposals.

Education

Law firms view solicitor training reform negatively, SQE survey finds

20 November 2017<p>SQE: awareness among students low<p>The more law firms find out about the planned Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), the less …

Education

Two years’ experience as a trainee solicitor before qualifying will continue under new ‘super exam’, SRA confirms

<p>The requirement that prospective solicitors gain two years’ practising experience in order to qualify will remain when the Solicitors …

Recruitment

“Third of top 300 law firms will disappear by 2022”

22 November 2017<p>John Llewellyn-Lloyd (left) and Adrian Biles speaking yesterday<p>A third of the top 300 UK law firms will have disappeared by 2022, a …

Technology will put one in five legal jobs at risk, Law Society predicts

3 November 2017<p>Egan: Brexit makes predictions risky<p>Legal jobs are already being lost to technology, with the figure climbing to tens of thousands …

Property (UK)

SRA ushers in 'Uberisation' of legal services

Regulator wants to make it easier for solicitors to operate freelance.

Legal Services

Common entrance exams and the SQE: the wrong story

The SQE is the Solicitors Qualifying Exam in England and Wales. It’s an example of a common entrance examination, something a number of legal …

University of Law launches new solicitor apprenticeship programme

<p>The University of Law has launched a new solicitor apprenticeship programme, designed to strengthen its partnerships with both employers and …

Education

BSB training plans could curb role of Inns – including compulsory dinners – and end 12-month term for pupillages

4 October 2017<p>Macleod: Rules need to be fit for purpose for the long term<p>A drastic reduction in the role of the Inns of Court in the training of …

Education

Is abolishing tuition fees regressive? It depends how it’s done

England’s current system of fees and loans is unlikely to survive for long. The Labour Party is committed to outright abolition; for the Tories, …

Higher Education

Pricing Legal Work is a Two-Way Street

In any market, effectively pricing any goods or services requires an understanding of the buyer’s perceived value. When the buyer has no idea of the …

Pharma

Government propose ban on leasehold houses - Today's Conveyancer

The government have proposed a ban on selling houses on a leasehold basis in England.<p>Today, communities secretary Sajid Javid will outline plans …

Housing

Pathways for future lawyers: The SQE set in context

In 2013 Becky Huxley-Binns charted the path into legal practice of three children who passed their GCSEs in 2000 and tried to predict what the …

Education

General election 2017: 54% backing for Labour in THE poll

More than half of UK university staff will vote Labour in the country’s general election next week, according to a <i>Times Higher Education</i> survey.<p>In an …

How virtual reality technology is changing the way students learn

Michael Phillips, <i>Monash University</i><p>For many years, schools and universities have had to change the way they work and teach in order to fit in with …

Mixed Reality

BSB to review training role of Inns of Court

2 June 2017<p>Inns of Court: arrangements need to be necessary and proportionate<p>The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is to review the role of the Inns of Court …

The reality of taking the CILEx route: ‘I work just as hard as a solicitor for less money and less respect’

An anonymous trainee legal exec thinks attitudes to the apprenticeship need to change When you say to people that you’re training to be a lawyer, …

Employment

Millennials generation "ushers in era of demanding clients and responsive lawyers"

Millennials generation “ushers in era of demanding clients and responsive lawyers”<p>25 May 2017<p>Furlong: millennials replacing baby boomers<p>The …