In the run-up to the UK General Election, last month I wrote a feature for Real Business which is reproduced below. Following last week’s first TV ‘debate’ which saw both David Cameron and Ed Miliband declare they could not work under zero hours contracts, it is likley that both parties manifestos will address this thorny … Continue reading
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PODCAST – Is a 2:2 a ‘kiss of death’ for wannabe lawyers?
PODCAST: with guest, Anthony Lyons Anthony Lyons is a charming, intelligent part-time LPC student who works as a paralegal at top London law firm Mishcon de Reya. What’s more, Lyons boasts an entrepreneurial zeal, organising the #AskaTrainee Twitter Q&A through his impressive social media following. In short, he’s the sort of person who you’d expect … Continue reading
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
It’s like a whole new world. Thirty degree heat in October, a new ‘outcomes focused’ code of conduct, the introduction of alternative business structures and a Saturday night without Simon Cowell. Thank goodness Bruce is still on the Beeb to keep us all grounded and remind us that it’s autumn in England. It’s also a … Continue reading
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
As the last of the September sun fades and we begin the credit crunch game “heating or jumper”, it would be wise to remember that autumn, like spring, is also a time for new legal growth and celebration. It is also the time when family favourites return to our screens and the ratings battle begins. … Continue reading