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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.
The Law Society has provided a statement regarding the election of the JLD solicitor seat on the Law Society Council.
The latest newsletter from the JLD.
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.
A free JLD webinar on stress in the legal profession now through the Law Society’s Professional Development Centre (PDC).
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.
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.
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.
In February the JLD conducted a survey of its members regarding resilience and wellbeing focusing on stress and mental health in the workplace.