The SRA, The Qualifying Law Degree, and COVID-19: Thoughts on Law Schools and Assessment in a Time of Crisis

Professor Steven Vaughan, University College London One of the many (many) consequences of the current COVID-19 pandemic is that university law schools are debating what to do about assessments for their law students. Some university vice-chancellors have taken a global decision to move all assessments (across the whole university) online. Others are still debating. Some … Continue reading The SRA, The Qualifying Law Degree, and COVID-19: Thoughts on Law Schools and Assessment in a Time of Crisis

Holding up the mirror on rulers for unlawfulness?

In-house lawyers for Mirror Group Newspapers have hit the news via Legalfutures for their handling of hacking allegations. Coming many years after the original hacking allegations (many blogs here), the case presents some interesting examples of how long ethical problems can remain dormant before bursting into dangerous life for the accused lawyers but also how … Continue reading Holding up the mirror on rulers for unlawfulness?

Can You Ride Tandem? Tackling Female Partner Drop-off in Large Law Firms

Trevor Clark The Financial Times ran an interview this week with two female partners who job share at the global law firm Baker & McKenzie's London office. You can read it here: https://www.ft.com/content/f650bb6a-ca46-11e9-af46-b09e8bfe60c0 .  The FT interview delves a little into the everyday experiences of the two lawyers. It highlights some of the bigger issues and … Continue reading Can You Ride Tandem? Tackling Female Partner Drop-off in Large Law Firms