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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
The Legal Services Commission is making a further 100 grants available to help fund future legal aid solicitors.
Each grant could be worth up to £30,000, meaning the total cost be almost £3m.
The grants will cover the tuition fees of students on the Legal Practice Course (LPC), as well as 75 per cent of the Law Society’s minimum salary. They will also cover the cost of professional skills courses for LPC students on training contracts with law firms or legal advice centres.
The grants will be provided in anticipation that the newly qualified solicitor will remain for at least two years after completing their training contract.
Brian Harvey OBE, the LSC’s acting chief executive, said that priority will be given this year to organisations with contracts in the areas of mental health, childcare, immigration and crime.