The kids aren’t alright: the state junior lawyers are in
Solicitors Journal

The kids aren’t alright: the state junior lawyers are in

Ten years on from joining his local Trainee Solicitors Group, Kevin Poulter believes supporting young lawyers is more important than ever Some might say that life for junior lawyers has changed immeasurably over the past decade. But has it? The price of education has certainly ballooned, in terms of university costs, LPC/GDL fees and living … Continue reading

PODCAST: The fight to protect the brand of ‘solicitor’ from the ABS barbarians
Legal Cheek

PODCAST: The fight to protect the brand of ‘solicitor’ from the ABS barbarians

PODCAST: Kevin Poulter and Alex Aldridge discuss the brand of solicitor with Heather Iqbal-Rayner The momentum may be with Alternative Business Structures (ABSs) right now as they pour through the newly removed gates to providing legal services – but high street solicitors still have a few secret weapons up their sleeves. For example, they can … Continue reading

When, If Ever, Is Exploitation Acceptable?
In the News / Legal Topics

When, If Ever, Is Exploitation Acceptable?

Work experience is invaluable but diversity and inclusivity are at risk when we ask junior lawyers to be ‘unpaid interns’ Working for free is something the Junior Lawyers Division has been encouraging since the days when it was the Trainee Solicitors Group (yes, that long) and pro bono work amongst junior lawyers continues to increase year on … Continue reading