Junior Lawyers Division

Welcome to the Junior Lawyers Division - the community for LPC students, LPC graduates, trainee solicitors and solicitors up to five years qualified


Trainee registrations on the rise

22 June 2017

Figures from the Law Society annual statistical report 2016, which has just been published, show that the number of trainee registrations in the year to 31 July 2016 was 5 per cent higher than in the previous 12 month period.

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JLD Update newsletter - June 2017

9 June 2017

The latest newsletter from the JLD.

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Dept of Health: Fixed recoverable costs for clinical negligence claims

24 May 2017

In January 2017 the Department of Health sought views on proposal for a mandatory system of fixed recoverable costs for lower value clinical negligence claims in England and Wales. 

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Stress in the legal profession – free JLD webinar now available

24 May 2017

A free JLD webinar on stress in the legal profession now through the Law Society’s Professional Development Centre (PDC).

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Free JLD forum - career development and skills (16 September)

The Junior Lawyers Division is holding a free one-day skills event, aimed at trainees, newly qualified solicitors (NQs) and solicitors up to five years’ PQE. The aim is to equip those who are at the start of their careers with skills and advice necessary to progress, diversify and develop within the legal profession.

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Free JLD forum: helping you to secure a training position (7 October)

The Junior Lawyers Division is holding a free one-day skills event to assist LPC students and LPC graduates with their search for a training position. 

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LYLG Boat Party (29 June, London)

Join the London Young Lawyers Group (LYLG) for their annual summer boat party on 29 June 2017. 

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Trinity celebrations with the Law Society President and a RCJ Circuit Judge (28 June)

This free event is an opportunity to hear the new vision for increasing the number of solicitors appointed to the judiciary direct from the President before his term of office draws to an end in July 2017.

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International Weekend 2017 (29 September - 1 October)

Make sure you save the date and book your place for this year’s International Weekend, which will take place between 29 September and 1 October 2017 in London.

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JLD meets Junior Chamber International (JCI)

2 June 2017

Phil Cockayne, Commercial Director at JCI UK, explains how the JLD and JCI International share some common goals and how joint initiatives can be beneficial.

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Lawyer wellbeing from a new perspective

2 June 2017

Are employers doing enough to support good mental health in the workplace, asks Kayleigh Leonie

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Fixed recoverable costs are the wrong medicine

2 May 2017

The government should consider alternatives to reducing the NHS’s bill before imposing a costs cap, argues Greg Smith 

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Old priorities, new goals

28 March 2017

Move over Battle of the Sexes, the Battle of the Generations has begun in earnest, writes Beth Forrester

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About the Junior Lawyers Division

Your Junior Lawyers Division is dedicated to meeting the needs of all LPC students, LPC graduates (including those working as paralegals), trainee solicitors, and solicitors with up to five years post qualification experience.

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