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How to celebrate a new job

15th February 2016

A new job is certainly cause for celebration, especially if it is starting out in the legal profession or getting a new job at your dream law firm as all those years of training have come to fruition. It’s a…

Law firms in England and Wales enjoy rise in profits

9th February 2016

This year’s Law Society Law Management Section (LMS) Financial Benchmarking Survey has discovered that English and Welsh law firms have seen profits rise over the past year. The survey, which checks the…

Solicitors toast Gove’s U-turn on legal aid

2nd February 2016

Last week Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Justice, revealed that he had pulled the plug on the proposed dual contracting system. The new criminal legal aid and contracting regime that had originally been…

New Year laws to be aware of

26th January 2016

This year will see a number of new laws being put into force and whilst some made the national news there are others that were not as widely reported. Those working in lawyer jobs and positions will need to be…

Landmark ruling could see tax cheat lose Tenerife home

18th January 2016

A tax cheat who has refused to pay back any of the thousands of pounds he illegally got through benefits from the UK could lose his luxury home in Tenerife following a landmark ruling. In a move that could affect…

New law for domestic abuse put in place

5th January 2016

A new law has come into force in the UK that would see domestic abusers who control victims on social media or online face a prison sentence of up to five years. The law was brought in at the very end of 2015. …

Tips to stay focused at work

30th December 2015

Having to work over the Christmas and New Year period can be very difficult; as an employer you will be aware that your workforce may not be as focused, whilst as an employee you will perhaps be thinking more about…

The role of a barrister

30th November 2015

A barrister is someone who provides specialist legal advice and represents people and businesses in court, but there is a lot more involved in the role than what you see on your television and movie screens. Here…