A group of Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) experts from across our various client sectors have gazed into their crystal ball and given us a view on how 2021 is looking.
Frequently asked questions
Do you specify which GDL or LPC provider I go to?
No, it is your decision as to which provider you go with.
Do you specify which electives I take at law school?
No, though a good range with transferable skills is preferable.
I don't meet your required academic criteria. Can I still apply?
Although we do stipulate that you should have high academic achievement and ability, we will not automatically discount your application if these have not been gained. The standard of applications we receive is extremely high.
In order that your application compares favourably with applicants who have achieved the stipulated academic requirements, we would encourage you to ensure that your CV provides the best reflection of your experience and abilities so we can progress your application further.
My degree is not from an English institution. What should I do?
Please refer to the Solicitors Regulation Authority to find more information on the steps you’ll need to take in order to qualify as an English solicitor.
I want to take a gap year. Will this disadvantage my application?
We would expect you to demonstrate how the gap year has developed or benefitted you in some way.
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Luton Borough Council was prosecuted by the HSE late last year following an incident at a high school in which an assistant headteacher was attacked by a pupil and left with life-changing injuries.
This ebriefing looks at the proposal to set out 'public procurement principles' in the proposed procurement legislation.
Happy New Year - our first newsletter of 2021! Throughout this year we will continue to bring you news and developments relating to the charities sector.
Local authorities should be wary of reserving contracts for local suppliers, as recommended by Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 11/20. Other contracting authorities may want to maximise their use of this
Most housing practitioners have perhaps been waiting for this news since the latest lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister on 4 January 2021.
Climate change and biodiversity is an area where significantly faster changes are needed on a global and local basis.
Chris Lloyd Smith, Adrian Leonard and Lisa Whitehouse discuss the planning opportunities available to owners of businesses and how to prepare for unforeseen events.
In their 3rd podcast of the series, Chris Lloyd-Smith and Maria Ramon discuss a number of problems with and difficulties that can arise in mediation and the mechanisms they use to overcome them.
Our previous round-up began by sharing the news that two vaccines had shown very promising test results. Here we are, not even a month later, and the first vaccines have already been administered!