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Legal News

October 2008

- 8 news articles

Legal jobs 'remain a popular option'


Young people are continuing to train for legal jobs with the Crown Prosecution Service saying that its graduate trainee schemes are oversubscribed.A spokeswoman for the group said that this year they ...

Green Party calls for 'living wage'


The Green Party has called for a new 'living wage' for British workers.Caroline Lucas MP claims many thousands of UK residents are living in poverty and would benefit from a more realistic pay ...

McNulty: Jobs market has 600,000 vacancies


The minister for employment, Tony McNulty has said there remains 600,000 empty posts, despite rising unemployment.He announced a package of funding worth £100 million to help those hit worst by ...

Legal firms damaging talent pool


City legal firms have been accused of damaging their own talent pool, by being inflexible in their working practices.A report to be published tomorrow is critical of the long hours and work culture ...

Private sector rejects equal pay audits


Almost a quarter (24 per cent) of private sector firms have rejected the need for equal pay audits, Industrial Relations Services has revealed.The publication polled 103 employers and asked if it ...

New technology increasing employee checks


New technology is increasing the ability of employers to screen potential employees.According to one company that specialises in the process, the techniques are becoming more commonplace.Simon ...

More top companies now report on workers' health


More leading companies now produce public reports on the health of their employees, a poll has revealed.According to employers' group Business in the Community (BITC), 81 per cent of FTSE 100 firms ...

London 'still the best for business'


London is still the best place in Europe to locate a business, a new report has found.Cushman & Wakefield's European Cities Monitor, revealed the UK capital topped the poll, ahead of Paris.James ...