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Government Unveils New Bill Aiming to “Bring An End To Domestic Abuse”

February 7, 2019

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 48 seconds The understanding of domestic violence arose from a case in 1973, this was the first case in the UK to use the term domestic violence within its content. Unfortunately, over a decade on and this term remained undefined within government statue until 21 January 2019, which marked the unveiling…

Other Jobs Law Degree

What Other Jobs Can I Do With A Law Degree?  

February 5, 2019

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 16 seconds For many, a legal career is the dream. However, for others law may not be their only dream, and on occasion, a career in law might not be the right fit. So, what other alternatives to a legal career are there? Where else could a law degree take you?…

Monthly Legal News

The Lawyer Portal Monthly News – January 2019

February 4, 2019

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes, 6 seconds Welcome to the Lawyer Portal Monthly News. This month’s post will cover the legal news stories from the 1st January to the 31st January. This month Pinsent Masons came out on top as the UK’s most inclusive employer for LGBTQ+, the European Court of Human Rights has ordered Italy…

Drones Gatwick Legality

Exactly How Legal Are Drones And Should This Change?  

January 31, 2019

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 6 seconds You’ll undoubtedly have heard of the drone sightings that grounded hundreds of flights at Gatwick Airport close to the Christmas period. In light of the recent events, you might be wondering; what exactly do current laws say about drone use? We’ve rounded up the key legislation surrounding the legal…

Legal Tech Start Ups

The Top 5 Legal Tech Start-Ups To Watch In 2019

January 30, 2019

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 7 seconds The advent of Artificial Intelligence means we are now entering an age of  start ups poised to capitalise on this technological wave. As reported by Forbes magazine, last year set an investment record with 713% growth in investment in legal tech start ups. This refers to technology taking on traditionally ‘due-diligence’…

Legal Tech

What Is Legal Technology And How Is It Changing Our Industry?  

January 29, 2019

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 33 seconds ‘Legal technology’ essentially means the use of technology and software to provide and aid legal services. The developments present an opportunity for numerous reputable firms trying to make improve overall efficiency in order to adapt to a progressively popular agile working environment. However, tech also allows a smaller firms and sole practitioners to…

Brexit No Deal

What Would A ‘No Deal’ Brexit Really Mean For The UK?

January 28, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 57 seconds Given the recent defeat of Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the Commons and the uncertainty about whether a new compromise will be reached, a ‘no deal’ outcome is seeming like a realistic possibility. As such, it might be a good time to cover just some of the implications of…

Legalising Cannabis

Legalising Cannabis: Why Is It So Controversial?  

January 24, 2019

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 50 seconds Earlier this year, epilepsy sufferers Billy Caldwell and later Alfie Dingley, were granted special licences to continue their cannabis oil treatment following confiscations and resulting battles with the Home Office.   These cases received a lot of media attention and gained public sympathy, reigniting the debate as to whether cannabis…

Pegasus Access Scheme Students

How Can The Pegasus Access Support Scheme Help You?  

January 23, 2019

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 21 seconds PASS is a scheme run by The Inner Temple every year to assist high-achieving students from under-represented backgrounds by providing a mini-pupillage and various other experiences necessary to succeed at the Bar. The scheme collaborates with 62 different partner chambers across a variety of practice areas. In order to…

TLP Campus Ambassador

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A TLP Campus Ambassador?  

January 22, 2019

The role of a campus ambassador can effectively help you, as a university student, to gain further insight into the company you are representing. If you choose to take on this role, you’ll get to build on your key skills and develop your employability. Plus, it offers the chance for firms to get to know…

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