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It’s a Question of Taste: Is Cheese Protected by Copyright?

April 17, 2019

Levola Hengelo BV v Smilde Foods BV Last year, a Dutch cheese producer took a rival company to court for copyright infringement over its “copycat cheese”. The accuser, Levola, which produces a spread called Heksenkaas (translated to Witch Cheese) claimed that their rival Smilde’s cream dip, Witte Wievenkaas, had the exact same taste as their…

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What Will the SQE Mean for Me? 5 Things I Learned From BPP Law School’s Webinar

April 15, 2019

Last week, BPP Law School held a webinar which detailed important information about The Solicitors’ Qualification Examination (SQE), which is set to change the way all solicitors qualify from 2021. It’s a hot topic in legal news as it will hugely affect routes to law qualifications, overhauling the formal exam process.  Kamran Khan, a recent…

Tech vs Human: Will Legal Technology Replace Lawyers?

April 11, 2019

Legal technology is a hot topic these days. With the introduction of the Legal Services Act 2007, law firms now face fierce competition from alternative business structures providing legal services. Co-op Legal and PwC Legal, for example, are helping to form new modes of delivering legal services. It’s therefore clear that using technology will help…

5 things I learned from the ‘Advocacy Star? Let’s go to the Bar!’ webinar

March 28, 2019

BPP University Law School held a webinar that walked prospective BPTC students through the steps involved in becoming a barrister. The panel included Liz Roberts, BPTC Programme Leader, Peter Wolfenden, BPTC Lecturer, and pending pupil barrister Niamh Ingham. During the hour-long webinar, the panel shared some insights into how competitive the field is, and outlined…

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5 Ways to Boost Your Employability During University

March 7, 2019

There are a number of things you can do while you’re reading law at university that will give your employability a boost. We’ve rounded up top five activities that you can add to your legal CV, to strengthen your post-university applications. Each of these five tips require varying levels of commitment, which means that whether…

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Can I Become a Lawyer and Still Have a Family? 

February 20, 2019

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 37 seconds The simple answer is yes. Whether you’re a woman or a man, there is nothing stopping you from being a good lawyer who retains a sole focus on their clients as well as caring for your family.  In this blog, we’ll highlight some of the benefits of having a…

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4 Biggest Things That Stress Law Students And How To Combat Them

February 19, 2019

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 17 seconds. Having made it through first year, I can honestly say that law school is filled with different kinds of stress – and that’s not always bad thing. Law is such a valued degree because employers recognise the rigour and character-building nature of it. However, there are some common worries…

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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…

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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…

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