Author: jonathan-ames

Comments of week

The best from below the line

Sep 4 2015 4:13pm

Qualify as a solicitor in six years without going to uni – radical scheme unveiled

Reformed route could profoundly shake up traditional legal education models -- and be trouble for legal executives

Sep 4 2015 12:08pm

Rookie criminal barrister, 34, stands as UKIP London mayoral candidate

Former police inspector sued London’s Met for harassment -- and his brother was recently arrested over a mysterious death

Sep 2 2015 9:38am

Dechert, Eversheds and Addleshaw latest firms to hike junior lawyer pay

Miriam Gonzalez's firm leads way, upping NQ salary to £74,000

Sep 1 2015 12:03pm

ULaw pulls plug on business school just weeks after launch

Opening of highly touted De Broc is shelved indefinitely owing to low student interest

Aug 28 2015 3:50pm

Comments of the week

The best from below the line

Aug 28 2015 1:38pm

Are US law firms raiding City rivals to poach top qualifying talent?

No, it’s all myth, say recruitment experts -- the Yanks are now training enough junior solicitors of their own

Aug 28 2015 9:22am

Bar Council snubs legal aid chambers over pupillage fair rates

Organisers claim event will widen pool of applicants, but class divisions between haves and have-nots will be clearly on display

Aug 27 2015 9:16am

City law pay bonanza — three firms boost junior wedge by as much as 9%

Exclusive: Chunky NQ pay rises at Travers Smith, Mayer Brown and Dentons

Aug 26 2015 11:56am

White & Case defects from University of Law to BPP

New Yorkers' London office cuts GDL and LPC deal with ULaw's arch-rival

Aug 26 2015 9:17am

Kaplan Law School to close

Third largest player in England and Wales legal education market takes a nosedive after eight years in business

Aug 25 2015 11:35am

Professional bodies over-taxing solicitors to tune of £2.4 million, says top regulator

Practising fee remains steady despite tumbling Solicitor Regulation Authority costs, as Law Society wants a bigger slice of pie

Aug 25 2015 9:19am

Law Society drops Lord Harley redaction clanger

Technology confounds solicitor profession chiefs as confidential elements of Blacker case are easily accessed

Aug 24 2015 3:09pm

Campaigners bid to block development plans that would ‘devastate’ Inner Temple library

Online petition launched, but so far signatures are sparse

Aug 24 2015 9:43am

Solicitor struck off after fiddling train fares to pay LPC debts

Tribunal accepted young lawyer was under huge post-education financial pressure -- but fraud is fraud

Aug 21 2015 9:29am

Personal injury solicitor storms off football pitch to head-butt supporter

Regulator to investigate lawyer’s park footie behaviour after he pleaded guilty to GBH

Aug 20 2015 11:43am

Pictures emerge of proposed Lincoln’s Inn ‘education bunker’

But no official comment on price tag or suggestions that inns are getting back into vocational training game

Aug 20 2015 9:41am

Solicitors’ profession keeps growing like Topsy — up 18% over five years

But with training contracts gradually evaporating and government reforms of legal aid system kicking in, could the party be over?

Aug 19 2015 12:55pm

Law student was Briton killed in Bangkok terror attack

Vivian Chan was doing a law degree at BPP University in London

Aug 18 2015 3:34pm

BPP big wigs silent as failed students are reported sacked from training contracts

Accelerated course disaster for seven wannabes -- but law school won’t comment

Aug 18 2015 12:27pm