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Category: The Legal Bugle

Relocation: To Move or Not to Move?

With more and more opportunities arising in the legal jobs market at the moment, QC Legal is perfectly positioned to ensure your next career step is the right one for you. But what if your new role sees you move more than just your firm? You know you want a change but nothing in the…

The end of the training contract?

Continuing its reforms for the profession, the SRA recently proposed a new career pathway for paralegals, meaning that those who have completed the Legal Practice Course no longer need to undertake a formal training contract to qualify as a solicitor. From articled clerks to trainee solicitors, the transition to qualification is one of the oldest…

All change: solicitors’ mandatory CPD training requirement set to be abolished

The Legal Services Board (LSB) is set to vote on a proposal introduced by the SRA as part of its ‘Training for Tomorrow’ programme to remove the mandatory requirement for all practitioners to complete 16 hours’ worth of CPD training per annum. It is an accepted part of the role as a qualified solicitor that…

April Fool?

Answers from our monthly quiz: In 1993 city officials in Cologne, Germany imposed a new regulation on people jogging through the city park. Runners were required to pace themselves to go no faster than six mph. Any faster, the city officials cautioned, could disturb the squirrels who were in the middle of their mating season. …

The cost of intervention…

Following on from our commentary on SF and Blakemores (etc.) demise, we note that the Law Society Gazette reports that the SRA has spent 10% of its entire annual budget intervening in failed firms in 2013 (with Atteys also proving costly).  What is more worrying is that the SRA is expecting to intervene in around 30 firms…

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