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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.
Australian lawyers who qualified in the state of Victoria will have to ensure they meet the requirements of a new continuing professional development (CPD) scheme or risk losing their practising certificates.
A scheme introduced by the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV), which takes effect from 1 April, will require a minimum of 10 CPD units a year. Where a certificate lapses, the solicitor must reapply for admission, which is different to a renewal and will involve a reassessment of their eligibility for admission by the Board of Examiners for Legal Practitioners.
Ken Astridge of the London office of Mallesons Stephen Jacques said: “Victorian solicitors in the UK need to take a more deliberate approach to complying with requirements.” As a result, it is launching a system aimed at helping alumni meet the requirements.