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COVID-19 & Law Update: Jury Trials Return & Firms Discuss Flexible Working Post-Pandemic

May 28, 2020

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the legal field in recent weeks? Read on to find out.  More Law Firms Amend Recruitment Cycles Linklaters this week announced that it will offer a two-week virtual vacation scheme this summer. The virtual format will run three times and the students taking part will be paid for three-weeks…

What is In House Legal Work Experience?

May 27, 2020

Legal work experience is incredibly valuable to law students seeking to kick-start their careers in the legal industry. However, did you know that you do not have to follow the traditional firm or chambers route to get legal experience? Read on to find out what in house legal work experience is and how to get…

Commercial Awareness Update: Top UK Breweries Merge, Carluccio’s Saved By BRG & More

May 26, 2020

What’s been happening in the commercial world over the past week? Find out in this week’s commercial awareness update! Marston’s and Carlsberg UK in merger Two of the UK’s largest breweries are merging in a joint venture valued at £780m. Danish multinational brewer Carlsberg is due to merge its UK operations with Marston’s brewery, who…

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How to Become a Solicitor Without a Degree

May 20, 2020

The most common route to becoming a solicitor in England and Wales requires you to have first obtained a degree whether that be in law or not. However, going to university is not the only way you can become a solicitor. This piece will tell you all you need to know about the two alternative…

Commercial Awareness Update: Gov Borrowing, Germany Recession, Uber Job Cuts & More

May 18, 2020

  What’s been happening in the commercial world over the past week? Find out in this week’s commercial awareness update! Government Borrowing Government borrowing has now reached levels not far off WW2 levels. At its current rate, annual borrowing is expected to equate to 15.2% of the UK economy, a figure only superseded by the…

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COVID-19 & Law Update: Online Summer Schemes, BSB Exams & COVID-19 Scholarships

May 14, 2020

How has the COVID-19 pandemic been affecting the legal industry over the last week? Read on to find out. Law Firm Summer Schemes There has been an update in the list of firms and chambers reported to be moving to provide their summer work experience schemes online. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Pinsent Masons Clifford Chance Taylor…

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Top Tips on Interviewing During Lockdown

May 13, 2020

We are living in unprecedented times. The disruptive effect of the COVID-19 pandemic means that daily life will need to be viewed through the prism of a “new normal”. The implementation of social distancing measures will be a key component of any exit strategy from lockdown. But for now, many of us are interviewing from…

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The Most Common Examples of Solicitor Negligence

May 12, 2020

Thinking about becoming a solicitor? This career is attractive to many, however, making mistakes on the job can have serious consequences. Solicitor negligence claims are not uncommon, and to avoid finding yourself involved in one, you should be aware of what would make you liable. This article sets out when a negligence claim will succeed…

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Commercial Awareness Update: Is a Recession on the Horizon?

May 11, 2020

What’s been happening in the commercial world over the past week? Find out in this week’s commercial awareness update! Bank of England Warns of Recession The Bank of England has released its new forecast for the economic future of the UK in 2020. Governor Andrew Bailey predicted that, based on lockdown being relaxed in June,…

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AI at BPP Law School – The Future of Legal Training?

BPP University Law School has announced that it will begin using a new AI-powered learning platform to help students succeed in not only their professional legal qualifications – namely the Solicitors Qualifying Exams and the Bar Standards Board assessments – but also their future careers within the legal industry. What Will the AI platform Look…

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