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Applying for Pupillage: What to Expect

December 12, 2019

Applying for pupillages is difficult, cause mounting stress for months on end, and more likely than not will end in failure. However, if you are serious about wanting to be a barrister they are an unavoidable task and one that you can prepare and practise for. This post will give you a few tips on…

Top Law Films to Watch This Christmas

Christmas for students, irrespective of whether they are studying law or not, can often be a rather stressful period. Term one is over, but many will have January exams to prepare for and in some cases, coursework due in early January as well. Nevertheless, it is important to sit down, relax and have some family time…

Volunteering at Gowling

December 11, 2019

  Gowling takes its responsibility to its people, environment and communities seriously. For the firm, corporate responsibility is all about making connections and making a difference. Not just to benefit the not-for-profits, individuals and suppliers it works with; but for the wellbeing and personal and professional development of its people and to strengthen relationships with…

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Famous Human Rights Lawyers You Should Know About

December 10, 2019

There are a number of famous human rights lawyers who have made their name by fighting for societal justice. Read about our top five and about the impressive work they carry out. If you’re considering specialising in human rights law, you should know them all! 1. Amal Clooney Amal Clooney is a barrister who specialises…

Controversial Employment Discrimination Cases

December 9, 2019

Fairness in the workplace is a vital part of a successful business or public body. One of the most significant pieces of legislation to govern employment law is the Equality Act 2010. The Act was passed with the aim of improving equal job opportunities and fairness for employees and job applicants, and provides that it…

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BPP Appointed as Sole SQE Training Provider for City Firms

December 5, 2019

Six City firms have appointed BPP Law School as the sole legal training provider for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) era. Named the ‘City Consortium’ group, the firms include magic circle and other leading organisations Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters, Norton Rose Fulbright and Slaughter and May. Andrew Chadwick, Dean of…

The Lawyer Portal Wins Big at the 2019 Education Investor Awards

TLP has won Best Market Entrant in the 2019 Education Investor Awards! The award, handed out at a lavish ceremony, in London, was the last of 20 prizes handed out to leaders in the education sector. There to collect it were managing director and co-founder of the Lawyer Portal, Rachel Davis, and the site’s editor,…

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Key Unfair Dismissal Cases in Employment Law

Unfair dismissal has been one of the most common claims to be brought to employment tribunals, with a 23% rise in the number of unfair dismissal claims receiving rewards from 2018 to 2019.  Relevant provisions can be found in the Employment Rights Act 1996, in which s98(2) lists the reasons an employee can be dismissed….

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Anthony Collins Trainee and Associate Profiles

December 4, 2019

Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm with offices in Birmingham and Manchester.  It has a high reputation for advising individuals, charities and other not-for-profit organisations. Its clients also include local authorities, public-sector bodies and businesses throughout the UK. Its core aims are to improve lives, communities and society. The firm boasts expertise in…

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How to Tailor Your Law Revision to Your Learning Style

December 3, 2019

Ever find yourself zoning out at lectures but notice you have laser-sharp focus while reading? That could be a sign being a visual learner. Knowing your learning styles is extremely important in studying effectively. Here are some learning styles, their indicators and how you can best tailor your law revision accordingly. Visual Visual learners learn…

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