Join a criminal legal aid focus group
In April and May 2021, the Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid is running several focus groups to gather evidence on law firms’ operations, the impact of coronavirus and the experiences of women and BAME practitioners working in criminal legal aid.
Webinar: evaluating the impact of diversity and inclusivity initiatives
We recently hosted a virtual Evaluation Week at the Law Society where we invited organisations from across the profession to learn how to better measure and evaluate the impact of their diversity and inclusion initiatives.
“Be prepared to do anything and everything”: a practice manager speaks
Steve Bradley won the 2020 Practice Manager of the Year Excellence Award. He explains why he moved away from fee-earning and what a practice manager needs from lawyers to help the firm succeed. He also provides tips for applying for this year’s awards.
It’s happening – international lawyers in England and Wales will have a new route to become solicitors
The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) will replace the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) and be open to qualified lawyers from all jurisdictions. The last sitting of the first part of the QLTS is in July 2021, and registration for that exam closes at 5pm UTC+1 on Tuesday 20 April 2021.