Tag: Junior Lawyers Division

‘The overall culture in law is damaging many junior lawyers’, JLD chair warns

Mental Health Awareness Week prompts renewed calls for change as wellbeing charity LawCare extends online support

May 10 2022 8:40am

Pay training contract and qualifying work experience trainees the same, Law Society tells firms

Chancery Lane calls for parity across both routes ahead of SQE roll-out

Jul 20 2021 9:07am

Junior lawyer warns law firms against ‘misusing’ apprenticeship levy

JLD committee member James Kitching's comments come at the start of National Apprenticeship Week

Feb 8 2021 11:52am

Super-exam won’t save students money, claim junior lawyers

Junior Lawyers Division predicts that newly-approved SQE won't lower qualification costs

Oct 30 2020 10:41am

JLD welcomes decision not to strike off struggling junior lawyer

Susan Orton binned documents 'in a moment of sheer panic'

Oct 23 2020 12:26pm

JLD writes to BPP over LPC lockdown complaints

'Complaints go through a robust, credible and independent procedure of review to ensure a satisfactory conclusion is reached', says law school in statement

Aug 17 2020 3:10pm

Junior lawyers call for super-exam delay as it warns MCQs may be too easy

War of words between JLD and regulator rumbles on

Jun 12 2020 12:03pm

SRA defends decision to prosecute junior lawyer who lost work briefcase

Claire Louise Matthews has lodged appeal against strike off

May 28 2020 11:20am

JLD: Think again before prosecuting vulnerable lawyers

Open letter urges SRA to review approach where mental health or toxic working environments play role in alleged misconduct

May 11 2020 10:59am

Why a shift towards booze free law events is a positive for the profession

Husnara Begum reflects on life as a teetotalling magic circle trainee in the nineties

Apr 15 2020 9:15am

LPC exam delays will have ‘serious implications’ for training contract holders, junior lawyers warn

Junior Lawyers Division offers up alternatives including online exams and coursework

Mar 24 2020 10:59am

Law Society boosts recommended minimum pay for trainee solicitors by 1.9%

£22,541 in London and £19,992 elsewhere

Feb 28 2020 9:03am

SRA dismisses call to disclose LPC provider pass rates

Junior Lawyers Division's plea comes after stats show law school success scores vary from 100% to 29%

Feb 24 2020 10:52am

Law Society fire: I was one of the diners told to evacuate

Around 150 firefighters battled blaze over weekend at historic building on Chancery Lane

Feb 3 2020 12:01pm

Dry January: Put down the pint and pick up the paintball gun, junior lawyers told

JLD issue fresh alcohol guidance as it bans booze from events

Jan 6 2020 11:36am

Super-exam could damage ‘credibility’ of solicitor qualification, junior lawyers warn

JLD urges super-regulator to think carefully before giving new exam final sign-off

Nov 11 2019 10:57am

Junior lawyer numbers set to rocket following SQE roll-out, predicts Google-backed legal business chief

Super-exam also tipped as pro-diversity by legal entrepreneur

Jul 17 2019 11:09am
SQE super-exam students solicitors

Junior lawyers seek to have approval of the SQE overturned

Letter to Justice Committee aims to skewer super-exam

Jun 24 2019 12:00pm

SRA dismisses calls to reintroduce mandatory minimum trainee solicitor pay

JLD argued rookies risk 'exploitation' under work experience element of SQE -- but regulator doesn't agree

May 13 2019 1:53pm