In September 2015, the UK Parliament voted heavily against the Assisted Dying Bill, which would have allowed doctors to prescribe a lethal dose to terminally ill patients with less than six months to live. There were concerns that the bill gave people a right to die, and the slippery slope argument was used to assert … Continue reading New end-of-life law in France
Following a series of protests by barristers and solicitors, an across-the-board 8.75 per cent cut in fees which came into force in July last year will be scrapped – for at least 12 months – from April, Mr Gove announced. It marks a victory for the legal profession which mounted a concerted attack on the … Continue reading Legal aid cuts reversed by Justice Secretary Michael Gove | The Telegraph
The Law Commission is asking for first-hand evidence from police and prosecutors as it starts a consultation process that could ultimately see the “ill-defined” offence of misconduct in public office struck from the statute books. The Law Commission reports: “Statistics suggest that more people are being accused of misconduct in public office while fewer of … Continue reading New debate brings up-to-date reality check on ancient English law of misconduct in public office | Police Professional
The alternative ‘equivalent means’ route to qualifying as a solicitor has been successfully completed for the first time by Robert Houchill, who had been working as a senior paralegal in the immigration team at Bates Wells Braithwaite and is now a solicitor in the same team. In July 2014, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) updated … Continue reading First paralegal qualifies as a solicitor through SRA’s equivalent means route | LawCareers.net
The Bar Council has announced that the Pupillage Gateway timetable will be moved to January from 2017 onwards. The move — that has finally been given the green light after a previous false start — means students will know if they have secured a pupillage before committing to the costly Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). Source: Pupillage … Continue reading Pupillage Gateway to open in January from 2017 | Legal Cheek
New laws that will change the way you live, work and relax will come into force in the new year. Some of these were headline news when they were announced, while others may have passed you by unnoticed. But many of them could have a permanent, lasting impact on the lives of millions of British … Continue reading Five new laws for 2016 that will change the way we live
Christmas is upon us which means Semester 1 has (pretty much) drawn to a close; and what a semester it has been! It went by pretty quickly so, in case you missed any of it, we’ve got a quick run down of what happened! We kick started the year with our Aspiring Solicitors event; a … Continue reading Merry Christmas from Inns!