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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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Law Society notice - JLD Council seat election

13 June 2017

The Law Society has provided a statement regarding the election of the JLD solicitor seat on the Law Society Council.

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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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Pride in the Profession – booklet available

22 May 2017

In 2016, president of the Law Society Robert Bourns launched the Pride in the Profession campaign that aims to promote the vital role that solicitors of England and Wales play in the economy, justice system, and communities.

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Solicitors Qualifying Exam – SRA proposals to go ahead

16 May 2017

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has now announced that it intends to press ahead with its plans to introduce the solicitors qualifying examination (SQE) to replace the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) qualifications. Proposed implementation is 2020.

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JLD annual conference and ball charity raffle

13 April 2017

The JLD 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 –Winston’s Wish – which took place at the JLD annual conference and ball on 8 April 2017 at the Law Society in London. The raffle raised £1,061.


JLD resilience and wellbeing report

11 April 2017

In February the JLD conducted a survey of its members regarding resilience and wellbeing focusing on stress and mental health in the workplace.

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.

See our 2016/17 Engagement Programme.

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