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New research shows paid McKenzie Friends operating mostly outside the courtroom 13 June 2017 New research published today by the Universities of Cardiff and Bristol shows that the bulk of work undertaken by paid McKenzie Friends is delivered outside court, with very few seeking actively to represent their litigant in person clients in the court room.
  • New research shows paid McKenzie Friends operating mostly outside the courtroom 13 June 2017 New research published today by the Universities of Cardiff and Bristol shows that the bulk of work undertaken by paid McKenzie Friends is delivered outside court, with very few seeking actively to represent their litigant in person clients in the court room.
  • Sanctuary Scholarship Scheme success: Applications open for refugees and asylum seekers 8 June 2017 The successful pilot of a scheme that aimed to break down barriers for refugees, asylum seekers and their dependants receives second year funding.
  • Lady Hale opens new building to boost student employability 26 May 2017 An exciting refurbishment project that has created a space for law students to develop the skills future employers want, culminated with the opening of the Lady Hale Moot Courtroom this week.
  • Saving Malaysia's artisan crafts: A graduate's story. 18 May 2017 Jacqueline Fong, graduated from University of Bristol in 1997, going on to have high level career in investment banking. In this Q&A Jacqueline talks about her time at Bristol - and how she grew from an 'awkward' student to winning International awards for protecting the livelihoods of highly skilled Malaysian artisans.
  • Why Do YOU Love Bristol? Mariya's story 17 May 2017 As part of a University campaign to celebrate life as a student in Bristol, Mariya Kolomiyets of the Law Clinic talks of how the opportunity to solve real legal problems has helped her develop practical skills that text books alone can't teach.
  • Law School Research Associate wins hearts at C2UEXPO 2017 15 May 2017 At this year’s C2UExpo, Helen Thomas-Hughes was presented with a 'Heart of the Conference' award for going above and beyond in delivering an energising and transformative conference experience.
  • Student news: Future changes to qualifying as a solicitor 12 May 2017 As you may well be aware, the pathway to qualification as a solicitor is set to change – but not with immediate effect. Last week the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) announced that they are going ahead with plans to introduce a new qualifying exam – the Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE) – which will take the place of the LPC. But it is still quite a long way off.
  • Aspiring to a career at the Bar 12 May 2017 Lily Walker-Parr, outgoing President of the Bar Society, recently secured a pupillage with 5RB chambers. In this interview she discusses how the university supports students from diverse or unrepresented backgrounds access opportunities, how you can keep up to date on Bar-related activities - and what you should consider when applying to chambers.
  • Bristol graduate, first female to become chairman of the Kuala Lumpur Bar committee 11 May 2017 Last month, alumna and lawyer Goh Siu Lin became the first female to win the chairman post in the Kuala Lumpur Bar committee
  • The Bar Society shows its commitment to increasing diversity with successful ‘No bar to the Bar’ event 10 May 2017 In February, the University of Bristol Bar Society and University of Bristol Law Club developed and delivered the first ‘Diversity Week’, showcasing panellists and events including ‘Women in Business and Law’ and the ‘No bar to the Bar’ panel event. Roshni Popli, Vice President of the Bar Society 2016-17 tells us more about the aims of the society and how it plans to widen its scope on diversity.
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