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Monthly Archives: April 2011

The real-life experience of a Graduate Diploma in Law student

As one of a flock of hundreds (thousands?) of training contract-less graduates flying headlong into my summer GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law) exams, I thought it might be productive to find out what kind of career awaits me after I … Continue reading

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The Royal Wedding Public Holiday-Are Employer’s obligated to provide time off on the 29 April 2011?

The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on 29 April 2011 has been declared as an additional public holiday. This announcement has caused much confusion for Employers and Employees alike. Are Employer’s obligated to provide time off on the … Continue reading

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Too Much Law?

The Investors Chronicle (15 April 2011) reports that the Labour government introduced over 4,000 new criminal offences. Whilst each individual new offence might be rational, in isolation, the IC argues a cumulative effect is to strangle firms in red tape … Continue reading

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Do You Know a Fundraiser?

Charities have to compete ever more professionally for gifts from the public. I am closely involved with a charity which needs an Appeal Director to lead an exciting six-month project to increase giving from members. This is an innovative and … Continue reading

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Are There Too Many Solicitors?

‘Now we have more lawyers than police’, thunders the Daily Mail headline (4 April), as if there is any relationship between lawyer and police numbers. A better benchmark would be the volume of Parliamentary legislation. Only a small minority of … Continue reading

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