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What is Employment Law? - How to Become an Employment Lawyer

What is Employment Law? – How to Become an Employment Lawyer Employment law is an area of legal practice that relates to everything that we do in the world of work. It spans a vast array of topics from employees and their rights, an employer’s rights, duties and obligations and much more. The balance between employee and employer in both small family-run companies and multinational corporates is vital. This is the fundamental principle underpinning employment law.

Interesting Family Law Court Cases

Family law cases address a wide variety of issues and disputes relating to familial matters, including parental disputes, divorce decrees, child protection, financial support for children, adoption and domestic violence (in some instances). The Family Division of the High Court deals with such proceedings. District judges preside in County Courts and in Family Proceedings Courts, which are dedicated Magistrates’ Courts that house family court cases. For issues relating to children, family law...

Criminal Law Cases to Discuss in Your Law Seminars

Criminal Law Cases to Discuss in Your Law Seminars During the first year of your law degree, you will typically attend one criminal law seminar each week. Your criminal law seminar provides you with the opportunity to introduce ideas, analyse facts and explore outcomes of some of the leading criminal law cases in the English legal system. Latest figures show that there was a total of 1.5 million cases in the Magistrates’ courts and 114,000 cases in the Crown Court in 2017 in England Wales.

Notable Employment Law Cases

With so much at stake in the workforce, employment law is often a contentious area of the law. There’s a reported 90% increase in employment tribunal claims year on year, and the frequency, breadth and issues discussed in employment law cases are growing and evolving. In 2018 alone, for example, notable cases involved enhanced shared parental pay, sexual orientation discrimination, inclusion of pregnant workers in collective redundancies, and violence after a workplace Christmas party. We’ve

Legal Theory: What You Need to Know

Legal Theory: What You Need to Know Legal Theory, or Jurisprudence, as it is also known, refers to the theoretical study of law and is a key topic of study law degrees such as the LLB law degree. It constitutes the principles and body of rules that are enforceable in a court of law. The subject underpins all specific legal areas, and so provides new law students with a solid foundation on the English legal system. You will delve into the fundamentals of contract, criminal and constitutional

How to Discuss PM Johnson's Supreme Court Hearing at Interviews

How to Discuss PM Johnson’s Supreme Court Hearing at Interviews On 24th July 2019, the leader of the Conservative Party, Boris Johnson, took over as the UK’s new prime minister. In a tumultuous three-year-plus journey navigating Brexit following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, it was clear that doing just that was the main job at hand. On Wednesday 18th September, an overwhelming majority of 544 votes to 126, with 38 abstentions, in the European Parliament voted to allow the UK more time to

What to Expect from Your First Law Lecture

What to Expect from Your First Law Lecture Nerves, excitement, new faces, new places – navigating your way through your first law lecture can be a daunting feeling. That’s why one of our contributors, Natasha Spencer, has put together a first-hand account of that very experience and why there is really no need to worry or panic! Sign up to our commercial awareness newsletter for regular updates sent straight to your inbox! Sign Up for Commercial Awareness Updates It’s true that there is a d

Questions for Your Family Law Training Contract Interview

So you’ve been invited to your first family law training contract interview. Congratulations! The next step is making sure you are prepared for any interview questions that may come up so that you can make a good first impression and convey your dedication to a career in law, as well as interest in the specific firm you’re interviewing for. Training contract interview questions typically look to understand and establish four core strengths in candidates: skills, competencies, commercial awarene

How the LNAT Helps You Ace Your Law Degree

How the LNAT Helps You Ace Your Law Degree There are often weeks and months of preparation that go into practice exams, building confidence and reading current affairs ahead of the LNAT. Yet, once the exam itself is over and you’ve done all that you can, it’s easy to question why you needed to do it all, and how it will help during your law degree. The Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) is used by universities to support them in choosing candidates for their undergraduate law courses. It is rea

Dealing with Worry and Anxiety Before the LNAT

Dealing with Worry and Anxiety Before the LNAT Whether you’ve received the news that you need to take the LNAT ahead of applying to study law, you’ve got an upcoming exam, or you’re trying to fit in last minute LNAT revision – overcoming panic and anxiety may seem impossible when you’re in the throes of it. But it is possible and you can overcome it. It’s not uncommon to think that if you’ve had a poor exam performance then you will miss your chance to get into your dream university, which wil

Questions for Your Criminal Law Training Contract Interview

You’ve got yourself a criminal law training contract interview after sending off your training contract applications. You’ve patiently (somewhat!) waited to hear back from your choices, and now it’s time for you to shine. Here are the kinds of questions you can expect to hear at your criminal law training contract interview, how best to answer them, and how to impress the interviewer with readily prepared questions of your own. Want to know how to prepare for a training contract interview? Che

Top 10 Ways the LNAT Helps You Ace Your Law Degree

Top 10 Ways the LNAT Helps You Ace Your Law Degree There are often weeks and months of preparation that go into practice exams, building confidence and reading current affairs ahead of the LNAT. Yet, once the exam itself is over and you’ve done all that you can, it’s easy to question why you needed to do it all, and how it will help during your law degree. The Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) is used by universities to support them in choosing candidates for their undergraduate law courses. I
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