Webinar Recording Available – How to Succeed on the QLTS Assessments – November 3, 2013

Webinar Recording Available – How to Succeed on the QLTS Assessments Thanks to all who attended Sunday’s webinar! In the webinar, QLTS School’s Marketing Director, Marc Piano, discussed why should you qualify as an English solicitor, the structure of the QLTS assessments and the courses offered by QLTS School for the MCT and OSCE assessments. […]

South Korea Legal Market Hots Up

  Whilst South Korea is currently enjoying the spotlight due to rapper Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’, developments in relation to the market for legal services in the sovereign Asian state present exciting news and opportunities for international law firms and lawyers. July 2011 saw the EU-South Korea Free Trade agreement come into effect. One consequence was […]

Practice law in England without being an English lawyer? Potentially, under proposed EU reforms

Plans are afoot to widen access to the legal profession in EU member states through disaggregating the professional activities from the profession itself, and granting access to some of the former for incoming EU migrants. An interesting blog post of the International Working Group On The Legal Professions (IWGLP) discusses proposed reform of an EU […]

English Firms Ripe For International Mergers – Survey

Global business still prefers English law – and needs English-qualified solicitors – as confirmed recently by leading lights in the international legal profession. Reinforcing English law’s continued status as the preferred jurisdiction – and London as a major hub – for global business, nearly two thirds of international firms with a presence in London would […]

EU lawyers can benefit from understanding a common law system

Codified civil law systems form the foundation of justice for all of the 27 European Union Member States, except for the UK and Ireland. But if you are a lawyer qualified in one of these civil law jurisdictions, and you want a competitive advantage over your peers, you would be well advised to study and […]

Common Law Can Be Common Sense With The QLTS

Did you know that nearly a third of the world’s population live in common law jurisdictions? Stare decisis plays a huge influence in the way most people live their lives in these jurisdictions – or even whether they live at all – shaping, as it does, the law on everything from abortion down to procedural […]

Trainee Solicitor Minimum Wage: The Death Of Traditional Domestic Qualification For International Lawyers?

Earlier this month, the SRA board announced the long-awaited result of its consultation on the status of the trainee minimum salary. Effective August 2014, the minimum salary will be scrapped, replaced by the National Minimum Wage, currently £6.08 per hour. On the bright side, at least it’s not a reversion to the days when aspiring […]

International Law and its Possibilities

The legal arena lawyers now operate in has changed drastically over the years and an increasing importance is placed on being able to work internationally, cross-border. International law has a wide-ranging remit that includes business, trade and tax as well as issues such as government policies and human rights. To practise as an international lawyer, […]

Is an LLM worth it?

Faced with the prospect of flipping burgers for the next twelve months, many LL.B, Legal Practice Course (LPC), or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) graduates still set on a career in law, but who have neither secured a training contract nor gained work experience, will choose the Master of Law (LLM) route in the hope […]

Is it worth it to get an LL.M. degree?

Where will an LL.M. take you in today’s challenging job market? Not very far, according to Steven John, of U.S. legal recruiting firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA). Mr John’s appraisal was given at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), a panel of law school administrators, in Washington DC earlier […]