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Retiring President of the Supreme Court says Legal Aid cuts caused ‘serious difficulty’

posted on 7th January 2020 by Kristina Smith

In 2013, legal aid was cut to many civil law cases with the aim of saving £350 million a year in England and Wales. These cuts have caused ‘serious difficulty’, however, to the justice system. Th... read more

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Contax Law – IR35 Tax Liability Insurance

posted on 19th December 2019 by Kristina Smith

We have worked with our insurance providers to develop a unique and innovative insurance product to protect all parties in the recruitment supply chain (including contractors, ‘fee payer’, recruit... read more

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2019 Elections – What this means for the UK Economy and Legal Industry

posted on 13th December 2019 by Kristina Smith

Last night saw what we hope is the end of months of governmental uncertainty, as the Conservatives won a majority in the 2019 elections. What this means for the nation is yet to be seen but it is like... read more

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BPP contracted to deliver super-exam prep courses by six City firms

posted on 6th December 2019 by Kristina Smith

The ‘City Consortium’ group, made up of six giant law firms, have appointed BPP Law School to design and run the legal education and skills training for the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (... read more

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The Remote Working Dilemma: Who Is the Ultimate Winner?

posted on 26th November 2019 by Kristina Smith

Working from the comfortable space of your living/study room or from your local coffee shop is an idea appealing to almost everyone. Is this sentiment of workers based on convenience or do they really... read more

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£500m boost for legal aid promised by Lib Dems

posted on 22nd November 2019 by Kristina Smith

The elections campaigns are now in full swing. Labour announced their manifesto yesterday and this week the Liberal Democrats have announced they’ll increase the legal aid budget by a third. The cur... read more

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Christmas Deadlines!

posted on 19th November 2019 by Kristina Smith

Christmas is fast approaching! Please find below the deadlines for your timesheet submissions and payment dates to ensure you don’t miss out on all the festive fun: Monday 23rd December Deadline... read more

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MoJ invests £2m in the development of legal tech

posted on 12th November 2019 by Kristina Smith

Tech Nation, a network of technology entrepreneurs, was named last week as the recipients of a £2 million Ministry of Justice investment. This funding forms part of a government funding scheme for th... read more

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KMPG Hire New Legal Services Ambassador

posted on 8th November 2019 by Kristina Smith

KPMG have appointed Christina Blacklaws, a former president of the Law Society from July 2018 to July 2019, as a strategic advisory ambassador for their legal services department. The Big Four account... read more

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Government must regulate ‘gig economy’ – Lib Dems

posted on 18th September 2019 by Rita Iboko

UK employment rights fall behind that of other European countries and the “gig economy” is allowing for job insecurity, a Liberal Democrats conference heard on Tuesday the 17th of September. Head ... read more

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