Career development

Keith Vaz: ‘Arbitrary’ age cap hinders search for next Lord Chief Justice

Labour MP says losing judicial talent on the basis of age is ‘poor practice’

Business critical hires overtake luxury players

Bolstered by regional investment, the Midlands’ commercial contracts jobs market has changed post-Brexit vote. James Brewster explains how and why

Browne Jacobson backs start-ups with new initiative

Successful pilot gives green light to new business development strategy

Step down the freelance path

For lawyers wanting to step away from the traditional firm structure, freelance work offers greater flexibility and the opportunity to develop new skills, says Matthew Kay

Solicitors Journal Awards 2017: Book your seats

Don’t miss out on your chance to celebrate with the industry’s elite

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Further cuts and the online recorder test debacle are enough to make solicitors long for the days of inkwells, pink ribbon, and a publicly funded justice system that worked for all, writes John van der Luit-Drummond

Computer says no

Online application process for aspiring recorders falters just hours after opening