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

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Student Loan Scheme extended to include postgraduate study

25 May 2016

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK will be introduced from 1 August 2016.

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Legal Pride 2016

13 May 2016

On Saturday 25 June, members of the Law Society, Bar Council, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), Interlaw Diversity Forum for LGBT Networks (InterLaw Diversity Forum), Bar Lesbian and Gay Group (BLAGG), The Bar Council, Freebar and the Junior Lawyers Division will once again parade through the streets of London.


Growth in number of training contract registrations

28 April 2016

There was a 9 per cent rise in the number of trainee registrations in the 12 months to 31 July 2015, compared with the year before, according to the recently published Law Society Annual Statistics Report for 2015. 

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JLD annual conference and ball - charity raffle 2016

27 April 2016

The JLD committee would like to thank all the organisations who donated prizes for the JLD’s charity raffle in aid of the JLD’s chosen charity of the year -Help for Heroes - which took place at the JLD annual conference and ball on 16 April 2016 at the Law Society in London. The raffle raised £957.

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Speed networking event sponsored by Irwin Mitchell (28 June)

On 28 June 2016 leading national law firm, Irwin Mitchell is hosting a speed networking event aimed at black and minority ethnic solicitors. 

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Interested in working in-house? (22 June)

Working in-house is becoming increasingly popular with one in four solicitors choosing to work in the employed sector. This seminar is aimed at all those interested in working in-house. 

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How to make partner - an evening with Heather Townsend (8 June)

Heather Townsend will be talking about how to get to partner, and the experience of going through the process

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Build resilience and reduce stress to take you where you want to be in your career (16 June)

This is part of a series of workshops designed specifically for the needs of in-house lawyers. 

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Student loans for the LPC

3 May 2016

The government consultation on postgraduate funding could be good news for LPC students and social mobility in the legal profession, writes Charlotte Parkinson

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A day in the life of a Brussels secondee

28 April 2016

Ben Wild, trainee solicitor at Leathes Prior Solicitors, shares his impressions of his six-month secondment as a trainee solicitor at the Law Society’s Brussels Office Read the blog

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JLD annual conference and ball 2016 review

27 April 2016

Amy Clowrey, JLD executive committee member, reviews the JLD annual conference and ball 2016

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The real cost of the SQE

11 April 2016

Bryan Scant has concerns about the implications of the solicitors qualifying exam for access to the profession

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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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