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Here are all the posts from May 2018.


Westminster weekly update: Courts Bill introduced and evidence to Justice Committee

30 May 2018

Parliament is in recess this week and both Houses will return on 4 June. On their return, both the Home Secretary and the Justice Secretary are scheduled to face questions from MPs on immigration and access to justice respectively.

8 top tips for success in your training contract

29 May 2018

So, you've been through the recruitment process and been offered a training contract? Congratulations – it's a milestone achievement!

Westminster weekly update: Our Head of Justice gives evidence to the Justice Select Committee

23 May 2018

This week in the House of Commons, Richard Miller, Head of Justice, Law Society will give evidence to the Justice Select Committee on criminal legal aid.

Westminster update: Lord Chancellor questioned by Constitution Committee

16 May 2018

This week in the House of Lords, Dr Helena Raulus, Head of the UK Law Societies' Joint Brussels Office will give evidence to the EU Justice Sub-Committee on Brexit and civil justice co-operation. 

5 tips on writing tiptop newsletters

14 May 2018

Every email an organisation sends competes with around 120 others that the average office worker receives every day. 

Westminster update: Law Society President gives evidence on disclosure

10 May 2018

This week in the House of Lords, the Lord Chancellor will appear in front of the Constitution Committee and Dr Anna Bradshaw, Member of the Law Society's EU Committee, will give evidence to the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee on the proposed UK-EU security treaty.

All change, all aboard the new Gazette

09 May 2018

When the Law Society Gazette marked its centenary in 2003, my predecessor wrote that there was little in the 21st-century magazine that the solicitor of 1903 would recognise - and much that would have horrified him. 

Is it worth it? Trainee legal aid solicitor qualified in 2018

02 May 2018

I had decided, from quite a young age, that I would like to be a solicitor. I saw it as a well-respected profession and felt that the role comprised a set of skills that would stay with me throughout my working life.

Westminster update: Justice oral questions, Brexit and the Civil Liability Bill

02 May 2018

This week Law Society president Joe Egan gave evidence to the Justice Select Committee on disclosures of evidence in criminal cases. 

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