Students lodge formal complaint against BPP alleging City favouritism – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A multifaceted complaint against legal educator BPP from students on its postgraduate solicitor programmes was formally submitted today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th August 2020

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Online invigilators will be watching Bar students’ every move – Legal Futures

Posted June 30th, 2020 in barristers, examinations, legal education, news by sally

‘Online invigilators for the Bar exams taking place in August have been trained to differentiate between candidates looking around naturally and trying to read hidden notes, students have been warned.’

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Legal Futures, 30th June 2020

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Protest rights: ‘We have a right to protest despite coronavirus’ – BBC News

‘Lawyer Christian Weaver is teaching people in England and Wales about their rights with a series of YouTube videos called The Law in 60 Seconds.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2020

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SRA to launch project on BAME student underachievement – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is set to begin a multi-year project to increase understanding of why Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students perform worse than white students.’

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Legal Futures, 19th June 2020

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

BSB defends online exams after students raise discrimination concerns – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Bar Standards Board has defended its decision to move exams online, saying “there was simply not enough time” to consult widely about the change. Students have claimed the computer-based assessments will discriminate against women, carers and disabled candidates.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th June 2020

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EHRC urges compulsory disability training for lawyers – Legal Futures

‘Disability awareness should be a professional requirement, and a mandatory element of criminal lawyers’ CPD, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has recommended.’

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Legal Futures, 15th June 2020

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

SRA to press ahead with launch of SQE in autumn 2021 – Legal Futures

‘The Covid-19 crisis will not stop the introduction of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) in September 2021, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has decided.’

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Legal Futures, 8th June 2020

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk