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Winter 2016

Text book Brexit ruling puts judges in the firing line

Public Law lectures were never well attended back in the day. They always seemed to clash with the morning after the best student night and if you did make it, then it was such a struggle to stay awake. Coffee wasn't invented then you see.

So who would have thought Public Law would become the new rock 'n roll in 2016? That three of the country's most senior judges would be given the same treatment the Sex Pistols did when they brought punk rock into the mainstream four decades ago.

Purists can find the full judgement and summary online and yes, Factortame did get a mention. But with the appeal set for the 5th December, if your memory is hazy or you haven’t got a clue what all the fuss is about then here's an opportunity to score some points in the pub after work or over coffee in Costa.

The Cheats Guide to Judicial Review 


5th Big Data Salary Survey is live

This year marks the 5th year of our big legal data survey and to celebrate this and also provide respondents with an extra incentive to have their say, we are loading up two gift cards with £500 of credit in time for a festive spend. 

Last year Sarah Wilson, an Associate at Addleshaw Goddard was the lucky winner of a £500 House of Fraser gift card received just in time for Christmas.

The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete on mobile or desktop.

Take the survey now


The 2 Nebuchadnezzar Challenge

No, it's not an update on the latest English football team night out. For the 2nd year on the trot the Douglas Scott team rolled their sleeves and donated blood in the run up to Halloween.

In 2015 we spilt 20 pints, this year we thought we would ramp up the pressure a bit and targeted ourselves with a 50 pint spill, the equivalent of 2 Nebuchadnezzar's of claret.

We had an amazing response, with a large number of donation virgins giving blood... 

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£20m letting agent fee bonus

76,000 lawyers will be financially better off next year, when the government finally gets around to banning letting agent’s fees. And together they stand to benefit from savings totalling over £20.3m.

According to research 28% of practising Solicitors in England and Wales rent a property, 30% of CILEX members and 41% of the estimated...

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What's trending in our offices...

What's all the chatter been about at Douglas Scott this month?


Marathon man

Recruitment consultant Doug Henderson runs Valencia marathon  


The YLA's

Team Yorkshire enjoyed a night out at the Yorkshire Legal Awards  


MYP Spooktacular

Iona, Jenny and Claire mixed with Manchester's Young Professionals


12th Birthday

We celebrated our 12th birthday with a slab or two of cake.


6 job search hacks


Jetsetters seeking international legal opportunities


Personal Injury and Industrial Disease opportunities


Legal Business Support opportunities in the UK


London Calling - London based legal opportunities 


Residential Conveyancing jobs
qualified and non-qualified 


Bristol based Private Practice opportunities 

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