Lawyers not immune to social media mishaps
Employment Issues / Social Media

Lawyers not immune to social media mishaps

A trainee solicitor with one of the world’s top legal firms now faces the possibility of dismissal following the reporting of an online video in which he describes his role as “f***ing people over for money”. The Clifford Chance trainee, whose name has not been disclosed, was seen in a video interview with Oxford University student … Continue reading

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

Tweeting ‘#bloodycyclists’ motorist suspended from her job
Employment Issues / Social Media

Tweeting ‘#bloodycyclists’ motorist suspended from her job

A trainee accountant who has achieved nationwide noteriety after allegedly hitting then tweeting about “#bloodycyclists” is reported to have been suspended from her job. Emma Way tweeted that she had ‘definitely knocked a cyclist off his biker earlier – I have right of way he doesn’t even pay road tax #bloodycyclists’.  As a result of her tweet, … Continue reading

PODCAST – Will Apprenticeships Cheapen The Title Of Solicitor?
Legal Cheek

PODCAST – Will Apprenticeships Cheapen The Title Of Solicitor?

PODCAST: with guest Hannah Ganage-Stewart, Editor, Young Lawyer On Wednesday, Law Society chief Lucy Scott-Moncrieff revealed to Kevin Poulter that the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) is “almost certain” to identify non-graduate routes to qualification as a lawyer. With skills minister Matthew Hancock last month announcing a plan to develop a qualifying-apprenticeship for solicitors (in addition to the … 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