201604.26
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Annual General Meeting

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ON THURSDAY 19 th May 2016 LINKLATERS LLP ONE SILK STREET, LONDON EC2Y 8HQ 6.30PM TO RECEIVE THE REPORTS OF THE CHAIR, TREASURER AND FOR THE ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS RSVP enquiries@blacksolicitorsnetwork.co.uk

201604.11
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International Law in Practice (Short Course), 23-24 May

Public International Law in Practice Short Course 17 CPD hours 23 & 24 May 2016 BIICL, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London A dynamic course focused on current developments in public international law and their application in national and international litigation, in governmental and international policy-making and in international legal and diplomatic practice. Overview Led by…

201604.07
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Save the date – 2016 UK Diversity Legal Awards – Tuesday 22 November 2016.

The UK Diversity Legal Awards are the only industry awards which focus solely on recognising and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, across the legal profession.  The event will be held at the five-star Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London. More details will follow soon, including the opportunity to make submissions and nominate firms, chambers and candidates…

201604.06
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Speaker’s Counsel – Vacancy

Recruiter: BAME Recruitment Ltd Posted: 31 March 2016 Closes: 28 April 2016 Location: UK Vacancy Type: Solicitors, In-House, Barristers Contract: Permanent Hours: Full Time Practice Areas: Competition/EU, Employment, Intellectual Property, Data Protection PQE: 7+ Years, Partner Experience Level: Partner, Senior Level Salary: £Competitive Further information The Organization The House of Commons, elected by the UK public to…

201604.06
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Speaker’s Counsel – House of Commons – Vacancy

Recruiter: BAME Recruitment Location: London (Central), London (Greater) Salary: £Competitive Posted: 01 Apr 2016 Closes: 01 May 2016 Practice area: Public law PQE: 3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 6 years Position: Barrister, Solicitor Sector: In-house Hours: Full time Contract type: Permanent The Organization The House of Commons, elected by the UK public to represent their interests…

201604.06
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BSN Manchester: Next Meeting

As discussed, we now wish to set up a management committee to move our organisation forward. This first committee meeting will be at 6pm on Monday the 18th April 2016 at Kenworthy Chambers Arlington House, Bloom Street, Salford, M3 6AJ. This meeting will be  for anyone interested in joining the management committee. Like most voluntary…

201602.05
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Continuing competence and continuing professional development

1 Introduction 1.1 Who should read this practice note? All solicitors in legal practice or employment in England or Wales. 1.2 What is the issue? All solicitors and registered European lawyers (RELs) in legal practice or employment in England and Wales must comply with the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s continuing professional development requirements or continuing competence…

201601.28
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Latest Public Appointments – 21st January 2016

Please find below a selection of Public Appointments currently or soon to open for applications. Please note that information and timings can change. The Public Appointments website allows you to search for all current appointments to the boards of a public body or advisory committee. Taking on a public appointment provides an opportunity to play…

201601.28
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Sentencing Guidelines for Robbery

The Definitive Guideline for Robbery has been published today by the Sentencing Council in accordance with section 120 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. This guideline is applicable to all offenders aged 18 and older and will come into force on 1 April 2016.  The guidelines cover offences under section 8(1) of the Theft…

201512.17
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Law Society: Professional Update

Proposals to widen access to the legal profession could have the opposite effect, warns Law Society The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is proposing that a Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) – a series of new centralised assessments for knowledge and skills – would replace existing ways to qualify as a solicitor. The Law Society has voiced…

201512.17
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Litigation on the Duty Provider Contracts Tender

Members might be interested to know how the Tender litigation is going.  According to the Law Society there are 114 separate claims issued by 90 different firms (or unsuccessful bidders), arising in 69 procurement areas.  The MOJ applied to strike out 50 of the claims on procedural grounds and those applications will be heard in…