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Nicola Laver

Editor, Solicitors Journal




A lawyer from Nottingham, is to be honored with his own ale brewed by Nottinghambased Castle Rock Brewery. 'Tom Huggon' is a 4.2% ABV English pale ale. It is the brewery's first Nottinghamian Celebration Ale of 2020 and the 38th of the series. Burnley-born Huggon qualified at what is now Browne Jacobson where he became a partner in 1972. 6 January 2020 CPS APPRENTICES Nottingham Law School (NLS) has been awarded one of only two contracts to deliver Solicitor Apprenticeships for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The contract will see NLS, part of Nottingham Trent University, deliver the programme for the North of England. 15 apprentices have joined, with up to 10 per year expected thereafter for at least three years. They will leave with a Qualifying Law Degree and, subject to successfully completing the SQE, will be qualified as solicitors and progress to a Crown Prosecutor role within the CPS. 6 January 2020 BURFORD RISES A class action launched by investors against litigation funder Burford Capital in August 2019 has been dropped in its entirety. As soon as the news was reported to the London Stock Exchange, Burford shares rose 3.3% on the London Alternative Market. USbased Rosen Law Firm led the lawsuit following a report by researchers in the states that questioned the company's accounting practices. It sent shares plummeting and led Rosen to accuse Burford of having made misleading statements on its financial returns. The funders full results for the year ended 31 December 2019 will be released on 24 March. 7 January 2020