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SRA Board welcomes new members

Authorities & Faculties / 10th Jan, 2019

Our Board has welcomed two new members. Selina Ullah and Peter Higson take up their places this month. Selina Ullah and Peter Higson take up their places this month.

Anna Bradley, Chair of the SRA Board, said: “I am delighted that after an open and competitive recruitment process, Selina and Peter are joining us. They both bring …

John Stephenson shortlisted for inclusion in 2020 edition...

Legal & Law Firm / 10th Jan, 2019

John Stephenson, partner in our residential property team, has been personally shortlisted for inclusion in the ‘Property Lawyers’ section of the 2020 edition of The Spear’s 500.

With the media regularly referring to Spear’s as ‘The New Yorker of finance’ and ‘The Forbes of Europe’, The Spear’s 500 is ackn…

Professor Richard Fentiman awarded QC honoris causa

Authorities & Faculties / 9th Jan, 2019

Professor Richard Fentiman has been appointed as a Queen’s Counsel honoris causa. The names of this year’s new honorary and practising QCs were announced by the Ministry of Justice on 10 January 2019.

Richard Fentiman is Professor of Private International Law at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Queens’

‘Major incident’ declared over spike in...

Legal & Law Firm / 6th Jan, 2019

The festive period has seen a sharp increase in the number of migrant boats attempting to cross the English Channel from mainland Europe, prompting Home Secretary Sajid Javid to declare a major incident. More than 200 people are said to have reached the UK in this way since November 2018. 

As a result, heavier border control measures

New Year, New Will?

Legal & Law Firm / 5th Jan, 2019

Solicitor Courtney L’homme explains why making or updating your Will should be a resolution for 2019..

As we open our calendars into a new year the human instinct is to set ourselves goals as to what we should achieve this year. Whilst probably not at the top of your “to do list” at first glance, we ask:- Have you reviewed your W…

Wanted: question writers and markers for Civil...

Authorities & Faculties / 5th Jan, 2019

The BSB is seeking to expand its pool of question writers for both Civil Litigation and Criminal Litigation. We are also seeking markers for Professional Ethics, as well as standard setters for all three subjects (those who help to determine the pass mark).

We welcome applications for all three roles from legal academics, practisin…

Wanted: Assistant Chief Examiner, Professional Ethics

Authorities & Faculties / 3rd Jan, 2019

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) regulates barristers called to the Bar in England and Wales in the public interest. We are responsible for setting the education and training requirements for becoming a barrister. The vocational stage of training, the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), ensures that students intending to beco…

Legal Services Board publishes record of stakeholder...

Authorities & Faculties / 29th Dec, 2018

The Legal Services Board publishes our record of stakeholder sessions on proposed new Internal Governance Rules (IGR) and accompanying statutory guidance.

Draft business plan consultation document

Draft business plan 2019-20

The consultation closes at 5pm on Wednesday 27 February 2019.

To facilitate interested parties’ r…

McAfee Labs Threats Report Examines Cybercriminal...

Support & Operations, / 20th Dec, 2018

The McAfee Advanced Threat Research team today published the McAfee® Labs Threats Report, December 2018. In this edition, we highlight the notable investigative research and trends in threats statistics and observations gathered by the McAfee Advanced Threat Research and McAfee Labs teams in Q3 of 2018.

We are very excited to pr…

Good Work Plan – some legal changes confirmed

Legal & Law Firm / 20th Dec, 2018

The Government has now published the draft legislation which will bring some of the commitments made into force.

Introduction

Earlier this week we confirmed that the Government’s Good Work Plan had been published and we explained what it would mean for employers. The Government has now published the draft legislation which wi…

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