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    Law Society responds to Independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy

    21 June 2017

    The Law Society has called for an independent government inspector to enforce workplace rights, employment statuses and rights to be clearly defined in a single piece of law, and for large employers to report publicly on their employment practices

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    Law Society publishes recruitment advice to promote social mobility

    26 February 2016 Updated: 15 March 2016

    We have published advice on recruitment practices to promote social mobility in the solicitors’ profession. The advice was developed in response to demand from solicitors for more information on how to implement recruitment practices that promote fair and equal access to the profession for trainees from all backgrounds

  • learning

    Law Society publishes guidance on 'Continuing Competence'

    4 February 2016

    The Law Society has published guidance for solicitors to help them adapt to the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s new learning and development regime, known as ‘Continuing Competence’

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    Law Society recommends minimum salary for trainee solicitors

    11 November 2015

    The Law Society is recommending a minimum salary of £20,276 in London and £18,183 outside of London

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    Law Society publishes equal pay guidance for law firms

    11 November 2015

    The Law Society has published an equal pay toolkit, designed for partners, human resources professionals and anyone involved with the management of a law firm

  • learning

    Law Society updates CPD practice note

    2 October 2015

    The current CPD system is being replaced by the continuing competence scheme. Our updated practice note explains the transitional arrangements and gives advice on how to get the most from your CPD activities

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    New mentoring scheme: applications open

    20 August 2015 Updated: 3 September 2015

    The Law Society is launching a mentoring programme for practising solicitors from under-represented groups and is inviting solicitors who would like to be mentors or mentees to apply.

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    Career satisfaction report 2015 published

    19 February 2015 Updated: 12 March 2015

    In October 2014, the Law Society conducted a career satisfaction survey. The research found that, overall, solicitors find their careers highly rewarding, with the majority feeling that their work contributes to the success of their organisation, and that they are valued in their role

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    New training support scheme launched for smaller businesses

    19 November 2014

    GrowthAccelerator, a government-backed initiative supporting smaller businesses to innovate, has launched a new pilot scheme for businesses with £250k-£2m turnover, offering leadership and management training

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    SRA launches consultation on education and training standards

    27 October 2014

    The SRA is inviting views on what standards we should expect of solicitors when newly-qualified and subsequently. The consultation is open until 12 January 2015

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