Obiter hears that skills minister Matthew Hancock rather put his foot in it at last week’s launch of the higher apprenticeship in legal services. The minister waxed lyrical about new possibilities for non-graduate entry into the legal profession, while seemingly unaware of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and its route to becoming a solicitor. CILEx chief executive Diane Burleigh (pictured) was seen to bristle. However, she didn’t have long to wait to put the record straight. At a Westminster event on apprenticeships hosted by Supreme Court president Lord Neuberger, Burleigh welcomed the opportunity to speak as it had become clear ‘some people did not know’ what the estimable CILEx has to offer.
The Washington Wizards ended their 2017-2018 season with a first round series loss to the Toronto Raptors in 6 games. Now, Washington must decide whether or not to keep the players who are free agents in this coming offseason. The Wizards have a grand total of 7 free agents, who are all listed below.• PG: Ramon Sessions, UFA• C: Jason Smith, Player Option• PG: Ty Lawson, UFA• SG: Jodie Meeks, Player Option• PF: Mike Scott, UFA• PG: Tim Frazier, UFA• PF: Chris McCullough, UFAIn my opinion, Washington should resign Ty Lawson for his stellar performace in the postseason, Jodie Meeks as an asset off the bench, Mike Scott as an occasional starter, and Chris McCullough to develop his play. Please follow and like us: