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My final post as a trainee

I am now just weeks away from qualification! Obviously, I am very excited about this but also have a tiny bit of apprehension at losing my “trainee” security blanket… I think I may replace it with a “newly qualified” cloak (Superwoman style)! I will be staying in the Private Client department that...

The Dangers of Social Media in the Workplace

More than half of the population worldwide uses social media. Facebook is the most frequently used social media platform, with 1.49 billion active users recorded at the second quarter of 2015. However, Facebook is not universally popular with employers. Workers have been found responsible for bad-...

Clinical Negligence Solicitors in the Spotlight

Solicitors costs have recently been in the headlines again... nothing new there. This time clinical negligence solicitors are in the spotlight whose costs, the Department of Health says, are ‘disproportionate’. The suggested answer to this is to limit recoverable costs to fixed levels, applicable...

Could Chelsea be exposed to claims over the treatment of team doctor, Eva Carneiro?

Even if you have no interest in football, it would have been difficult to avoid hearing about the recent treatment of Chelsea Football Club’s first team doctor, Eva Carneiro, by the team’s manager, Jose Mourinho. The original incident happened when she was summoned onto the field by the referee to...

A Level Results Day

So today is the day; the day you receive your A Level results and find out whether you have got in to your first choice university. You will learn whether the months of revision and seemingly endless exams were worth it. I can remember all too well the sleepless night before and the horrendous...

Expecting the Unexpected

Upon my arrival in the criminal department, I thought the cases I would be dealing with on a day to day basis would be predictable; theft, assault, criminal damage, etc, but I soon realised how far the remit of the department really extends. To date, I have been involved in licensing issues,...

More Obligations for Landlords as the Government Tries to Crack Down on Illegal Immigrants

The Government has announced an intention to introduce legislation to force landlords to evict immigrants from rented properties without the need for a court order, as would be the case at the moment, soon after they are notified by the Home Office that the tenant no longer has the right to live in...

Ready, Steady, Go – If Legal, Of Course

Today marks the 101 st anniversary of the first electric traffic light being installed and the Telegraph has written an interesting article regarding its origins. Trainee Solicitor, Nathan Taylor-Allkins, who will join the Crime and Regulatory department as a newly qualified solicitor in September...

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