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Legal Assistant Vacancy at Keating Chambers
Friday, 25th May 2018
As a result of our ongoing expansion and increasing workload, in 2006 Chambers took the decision to employ a Legal Assistant on a one-year contract, and 2018-2019 will be the thirteenth year for which this role has been offered.
This position does not require any prior specialist knowledge of construction law or experience of the construction industry. However, the role will be very demanding. As well as assisting members of Chambers with research for ongoing or contemplated proceedings, the successful candidate will assist in preparing presentations, lectures and articles relating to Chambers’ principal practice areas.
Applicants should be motivated, able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, and manage several projects at any one time. Previous appointees have completed the BPTC or equivalent and this is regarded as highly desirable for the role. The ability to understand and analyse complex legal issues and to communicate clearly is essential. So too is a high level of competence with both online research tools (including Westlaw, Justis, Lawtel, BAILII and Construction Law Reports) and paper sources (such as Halsbury’s Laws/Statutes).
In return, Keating Chambers will offer the successful applicant a salary of c.28k p.a. and an interest-free loan to cover travelling expenses to and from work (if required) and pension scheme. In addition, the role will provide unrivalled exposure to areas of Chambers’ work and to leading practitioners involved in high profile work.
Applicants should complete an Application Form and send a covering letter headed “RE: LEGAL ASSISTANT POSITION” by Friday 15th June at midday to Ms Elaine Browne via email at email@example.com or post to Keating Chambers, 15 Essex St, London, WC2R 3AA . Each application should name two academic referees who will be contacted prior to any offer being made. It is anticipated that interviews will take place in Chambers late afternoon / early evening of 2nd & 3rd July 2018 and employment will commence late August/early September by arrangement.
Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Theory (CLCJT) Forum Seminar Series
Friday, 25th May 2018
Unless otherwise specified, seminars will take place on Wednesday at 18.00 in the LSE Law Department Moot Court Room, 7th floor, New Academic Building.
We will send invitations to, and materials for, the individual seminars approximately one week before each event. You will also receive information about any further event that we may organise during the year.
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For any further information, please contact Dr Federico Picinali.
The Bar Council: Speaking Opportunities for the Bar in Mexico
Wednesday, 23rd May 2018
3-5 September 2018, Mexico City
The Bar Council is working with the Law Society of England and Wales, the Mexican Chamber of Commerce and the three main national bar associations in Mexico to deliver the first English Law Week in Mexico City from 3-5 September 2018.
The event offers barristers a unique opportunity to promote English law overall as well as raise their professional profile in this important and developing legal market. The event will bring together legal professionals across Mexico and the UK to discuss recent updates in English and Mexican law including: fintech, oil and gas, maritime, international arbitration, corporate governance, anti-money laundering and financial regulation and more.
Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America, after Brazil, and analysts predict that it will be the world´s seventh-largest by 2050. Economic reforms, including opening up the energy sector and reforming the financial system has sparked a series of high-level exchanges between the UK and Mexico, including a visit by the Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, last year.
With trade relations between the UK and Mexico strengthening, Mexican law firms are increasingly looking beyond the US legal profession and New York law. The UK has been playing an important role in recent developments to the Mexican legal system, including in relation to their new Fintech law. Because of this, there is an increasing need to learn more about each other's legal systems and promote how barristers can cooperate with the Mexican legal profession.
Opportunities for the Bar exist in arbitration, particularly in the energy, reinsurance and retrocession sector, as well as in providing transactional and dispute advice or acting as expert witnesses on issues of English law.
There are also opportunities arising for members of the traditionally publicly funded bar in the field of business crime, anti-corruption/money-laundering, asset tracing and cross border family issues.
The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday 1 June 2018.
If you have any queries in relation to the programme, please contact Jessica Crofts-Lawrence at JCrofts-Lawrence@BarCouncil.org.uk
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International Legal and Professional Development Grant Programme: International legal exchange
Tuesday, 24th April 2018
The International Legal and Professional Development Grant Programme allows barristers of seven years practice or less who are in employed or self-employed practice to apply for financial assistance to participate in international legal events of their choice, which contribute to their professional development.
International Legal and Professional Development Grant Programme: Developing International Practice
Tuesday, 24th April 2018
The International Legal and Professional Development Grant Programme allows barristers of seven years practice or less who are in employed or self-employed practice to apply for financial assistance to participate in international legal events of their choice, which contribute to their professional development. More info here.