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Toki v Ipourgos Ethnikis Pedias kai Thriskevmaton – WLR Daily

Toki v Ipourgos Ethnikis Pedias kai Thriskevmaton (Case C-424/09); [2011] WLR (D) 128

“The mechanisms for the recognition of higher education diplomas pursuant to article 3(b) of Council Directive 89/48/EEC, as amended, were applicable where the profession at issue was a regulated professional activity within the meaning of the second sub-paragraph of article 1(d) of the Directive in the member state of origin, irrespective of whether the person concerned was or was not a full member of the professional association or organisation concerned. In order for professional experience to be taken into account for the purposes of recognition under article 3(b) certain specific conditions had to be satisfied.”

WLR Daily, 5th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Oxford exam-fail law student loses compensation bid – BBC News

“An Oxford graduate who sued a law college after failing her exams has lost a bid for damages and was told her own lack of aptitude was to blame.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bar Standards Board pushes back introduction of BPTC aptitude test – Legal Week

“The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has confirmed a new timetable for the introduction of an aptitude test for the Bar Vocational Training Course (BPTC).”

Full story

Legal Week, 18th March 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com

New timetable for the introduction of the Aptitude Test – Bar Standards Board

“The Bar Standards Board, the regulator of barristers in England and Wales, has issued a new timetable for the introduction of an Aptitude Test for the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).”

Full press release

Bar Standards Board, 18th March 2011

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

New plans to test would-be lawyers – The Guardian

“The Law Society is investigating a legal aptitude test to stem the tide of solicitors entering the profession.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Legal dispute over Sats boycott – BBC News

“A proposed boycott of Sats tests by two of England’s main education unions would be unlawful, the government says.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th April 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Written tests are no guide to your ability to be a judge’ – The Times

“A judge has taken the unprecedented step of launching legal action because he failed to be shortlisted for a judicial post after sitting a new written test. David Page, 58, who has sat as a £102,000-a-year full-time immigration judge since 2002, was insulted and shocked to find that he was ruled out after two 40-minute written papers.”

Full story 

The Times, 29th January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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