Legal aid cuts reversed by Justice Secretary Michael Gove | The Telegraph

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

New debate brings up-to-date reality check on ancient English law of misconduct in public office | Police Professional

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

First paralegal qualifies as a solicitor through SRA’s equivalent means route | LawCareers.net

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

Pupillage Gateway to open in January from 2017 | Legal Cheek

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