BSB approves online exams with “astonishing” anti-cheat rules – Legal Futures

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has announced that Bar students will be able to take this year’s exams online – but barristers have expressed concern about the “astonishing” anti-cheating provisions.’

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Legal Futures, 14th May 2020

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ASA upholds legal training company’s complaint about competitor – Legal Futures

‘A company that trains foreign lawyers to qualify as solicitors has successfully complained about a competitor that claimed to be the number one provider.’

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Legal Futures, 30th April 2020

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SRA allows trainees to qualify before completing PSC – Legal Futures

‘Trainee solicitors will be able to qualify without first completing the professional skills course (PSC) because of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has decided.’

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Legal Futures, 24th April 2020

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How will law exams be affected by coronavirus? – The Guardian

Posted April 3rd, 2020 in coronavirus, delay, examinations, internet, legal education, news by sally

‘Bar exams have been delayed until August, but trainees have called on regulators to move their assessments online.’

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2020

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SRA relaxes assessment rules for students and trainees – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has today outlined a significant relaxation of its rules for law students and trainees to allow their assessment to go online.’

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Legal Futures, 25th March 2020

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Bar students urge BSB to reconsider exam delay – Legal Futures

Posted March 20th, 2020 in barristers, coronavirus, delay, examinations, health, internet, legal education, news by sally

‘Students on the Bar professional training course (BPTC) have written a letter to the Bar Standards Board (BSB) to object to its decision to cancel the April sitting of the centralised examinations due to the coronavirus.’

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Legal Futures, 20th March 2020

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Bar investigates training on how to deal with suicidal clients – Legal Futures

Posted January 27th, 2020 in barristers, families, family courts, legal education, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘The Bar Council is to explore how to deliver training to barristers about dealing with suicidal clients after a family law practitioner related her own harrowing experiences confronting the issue.’

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Legal Futures, 27th January 2020

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Dispute Resolution & Conflict Avoidance Training in times of increasing complexity – New Law Journal

Posted December 5th, 2019 in arbitration, dispute resolution, legal education, legal profession, news by sally

‘Disputes do arise. Between states, in businesses, within different sectors and in small knit groups, disagreements can happen, and they can have many unwelcome consequences.’

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New Law Journal, 28th November 2019

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

Empirical vision: Professor Cheryl Thomas QC – Counsel

Posted December 5th, 2019 in barristers, inns of court, legal education, legal profession, news by sally

‘New terms of engagement: the first Dean of Education at Inner Temple, whose research on juries, judges and courts continues to break ground, turns her empirical eye towards a fresh vision of lifelong learning for the Bar.’

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Counsel, December 2019

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

Online law school bursts onto scene for SQE – Legal Futures

Posted November 28th, 2019 in examinations, legal education, news, solicitors by sally

‘An online-only law school entered the market yesterday to deliver the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), with heavyweight backing from leading academics and lawyers.’

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Legal Futures, 28th November 2019

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Pre-92 universities lead way with BPTC pass-rates – Legal Futures

Posted November 26th, 2019 in barristers, examinations, legal education, news, universities by tracey

‘The pre-1992 universities achieve the best results in the centralised exams taken by students on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 26th November 2019

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Solicitors “need to get out more” to boost profession’s image – Legal Futures

Posted November 13th, 2019 in legal education, legal profession, news, pupillage, solicitors by sally

‘Sixteen-year-olds have been invited to compete in a competition aimed at educating them about the work of a solicitor and testing their aptitude, with the winner receiving financial support to become one.’

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Legal Futures, 13th November 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Approval of SQE not a foregone conclusion, LSB warns – Legal Futures

‘Approval of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) is not a foregone conclusion, the Legal Services Board (LSB) is to make clear to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).’

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Legal Futures, 12th November 2019

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Law degrees unnecessarily homogenous, research finds – Legal Futures

Posted November 11th, 2019 in legal education, news, standards, universities by sally

‘Law schools are not taking advantage of the “enormous regulatory freedom” they have and instead are largely all offering the same kind of law degree, new research has found.’

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Legal Futures, 11th November 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

University of Law slashes price of bar training course – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 23rd, 2019 in barristers, fees, inns of court, legal education, news, universities by tracey

‘The University of Law has dramatically reduced the price of its bar training course to make it “more accessible and affordable” – after the Inns of Court pledged to deliver a cheaper course for aspiring barristers earlier this year.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 22nd October 2019

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Thoughts on Advocacy from the Coal Face – a paper – Six Pump Court

Posted October 9th, 2019 in advocacy, barristers, legal education, news by sally

‘In a paper entitled “Aristotle and the Three Pillars of Advocacy or a few thoughts on advocacy from the coal face”, Richard Barraclough QC draws on his experience of advocacy and discusses his own principles and methods of effectively presenting a case – both for the defence and the prosecution.’

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Six Pump Court, 4th October 2019

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Aspiring barristers “not told reality of obstacles facing them” – Legal Futures

Posted October 3rd, 2019 in barristers, diversity, equality, legal education, news, pupillage, women by tracey

‘Students aspiring to careers at the Bar are not always told clearly the difficulties they will face with obtaining a pupillage and funding their studies, according to a retired High Court judge.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd October 2019

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Stephen Cretney: a tribute – Family Law

Posted September 17th, 2019 in families, family courts, Law Commission, legal education, news by tracey

‘Rebecca Probert pays tribute to Stephen Cretney.’

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Family Law, 16th September 2019

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

LSB eyes public legal education initiatives – Legal Futures

Posted August 21st, 2019 in legal education, legal services, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘The Legal Service Board (LSB) might develop targets for improving the “legal capability” of consumers, in its first push on public legal education (PLE).’

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Legal Futures, 21st August 2019

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Written pupillage agreements may help counter “shocking abuse” – Legal Futures

Posted August 5th, 2019 in barristers, legal education, news, pupillage, quality assurance, standards by tracey

‘Requiring chambers to enter into written agreements with pupils may help to counter “shocking” instances of abusive treatment, the Bar Council has said.’

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Legal Futures, 5th August 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk