I don’t commonly use sporting metaphors, but it’s difficult to describe the pending Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal’s (SDT) application to the Legal Services Board (LSB) - asking for permission to change the standard of proof in the former’s disciplinary proceedings from the criminal to the civil standard - as anything but an open goal. As the SDT somewhat gleefully notes in their application, the LSB has very clearly indicated its enthusiasm for such a change in the recent past, suggesting ...
The Junior Lawyers Division recently released the results from its annual resilience and wellbeing survey. As with previous years, they make grim reading.
While the legal profession is making steady progress at becoming more diverse, it is not yet representative of the demographic of society.
Over the last three years, the JLD has focused on supporting junior lawyers experiencing mental ill-health and stress at work.
As a female junior solicitor, it is strange to think that 2019 will mark 100 years since women were first allowed to practice law, by the introduction of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919.
In August last year, two members of the Junior Lawyers Division executive committee, Adam Hattersley and James Kitching, attended the International Young Lawyers’ Congress’s (AIJA) annual conference in Brussels.
Nicola Wilding, associate at DLA Piper, discusses resilience and dealing with rejection.
An associate from CMS looks at social mobility in the legal profession.
Laura Uberoi shares her advice for achieving a senior position in the profession regardless of age or PQE.
The JLD committee reflect on this year’s International Weekend.