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The Annual SHJLD Ball is our most popular event on our social calendar, and we are excited to finally be able to host the event again IN PERSON!

Make sure to save the date!

** 17th September 2021**

Tickets will be released on our website on 17th August so keep a look out!

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See below some of the updates on a number of projects from the JLD:

Regulatory defence costs – junior lawyer survey

Recent high-profile cases have highlighted the SRA’s approach to the regulation of junior lawyers and the resources required to pay defence costs in an SRA investigation or a potential Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal prosecution. Funding can be expensive and out of the reach of most junior lawyers resulting in inadequate representation.

Although some firms have insurance policies to cover these costs, they very often only cover partners and compliance officers and explicitly do not cover non-partners, including junior solicitors.

To help address this situation, law firm Leigh Day has been working with insurers to see how the insurance market might fill this void, so that junior lawyers would be protected in the same way as partners and compliance officers. They have therefore developed a short survey seeking your views.

The JLD would encourage junior lawyers to complete this survey which is completely anonymous and will only take a few moments of your time. Take the survey here.

JLD features – legal journals

The JLD contributes monthly articles for The Lawyer and the Law Society Gazette on a range of topics regarding junior lawyers but also the wider profession. Recent articles are listed below but if you know of an issue which would make a suitable JLD article please email us.

Stop misusing the Apprenticeship Levy

The work experience dilemma Let us go forward together Top tips for newly qualified solicitors during COVID-19 Training in turbulent times

Junior Lawyer Update – subscribe to the newsletter

The JLD publishes a regular newsletter – JLD Update – containing news and events relevant to our membership. If you don’t already receive it please subscribe via My LS. Just add junior lawyers as a topic in My LS and you will be kept up to date. Details can be found here.

If you have any questions regarding the national JLD, please contact your National Junior Lawyers Division Representative at SHJLD.

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Following the recent Government announcements, we are excited to move forward with the Annual SHJLD Ball in person! Make sure to keep the evening of 17th September 2021 free and join us for our first in-person event to be held this year. More information to follow!

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