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Firms cautioned to watch out for cyber-squatters as .law domain goes live

30-Jul-2015 0:03 am | By Natasha Bernal

The launch of domain name .law is set to occur today (30 July 2015) as part of the generic top level domain (gTLD) programme run by NetNames.

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Students to be recruited from second year as graduate recruitment code is transformed

29-Jul-2015 1:31 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Law firms will be able to recruit future trainees from their second year at university due to a change in the graduate recruitment code.

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prison

Prisoner charities win right to challenge legal aid cuts

29-Jul-2015 11:59 am | By Louisa Baldwin

The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court block on challenging the legitimacy of not allowing any prisoner legal aid funding, ruling that the system could be unfair and unlawful.

recruitment

Law Society replaces SRA to uphold graduate recruitment code

28-Jul-2015 4:26 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Law Society has replaced the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as a signatory to the graduate recruitment code, becoming the fourth governing organisation.

Trowers

Trowers & Hamlins retains five of seven autumn qualifiers

28-Jul-2015 11:43 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Trowers & Hamlins has revealed a reduced retention rate of 71 per cent, keeping on five of seven autumn 2015 qualifying trainees.

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Hong Kong

RPC launches first overseas trainee seat in Hong Kong

27-Jul-2015 9:30 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

RPC has established its first international trainee secondment in its Hong Kong office.

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​Bar Council report reveals scope of sexism at the bar

24-Jul-2015 8:50 am | By Richard Simmons

Legal aid cuts mean “we are potentially creating ‘no go’ areas of practice for women”, warns Alistair MacDonald QC

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Financial Times

Freshfields and Skadden land roles on Pearson’s £844m FT sale to Nikkei

23-Jul-2015 4:20 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have advised on the £844m deal to sell the Financial Times group to Japanese media firm Nikkei.

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stress

Three in four lawyers burnt out

31-Jul-2015 0:01 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Nearly three in every four lawyers are suffering from burnout or worried about the condition, a survey of 1,000 lawyers has revealed.

Poll

The Garrick's vote against female members: should lawyers care?

News in Brief

Commercial digest: Friday 31 July

A round-up of the day’s legal and commercial headlines, news and comment

IKEA

Ikea's living wage announcement is great - but it shouldn't be unusual

31-Jul-2015

Ikea’s recent announcement that it would pay more than the national living wage is laudable, but one that should not be exceptional. 

Hospital

Anatomy of a deal | On the pulse

30-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

What it took for CMS to close two heavyweight construction PPP deals in 48 hours.

sport football

Football insolvency - the football league changes its policy

29-Jul-2015

Football, like certain other sports, is unique in having its own insolvency policies. 

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Four ways the LPC is useful during your training contract

28-Jul-2015 | By Michael Hornsey

It’s often said that you barely use anything you learn on the Legal Practice Course, but here are some times when it does come in useful during a training contract.

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Lawyer 2B's Deals Tracker

Keep up to date with what deals your target firms are working on…

Hospital

Anatomy of a deal | On the pulse

30-Jul-2015

What it took for CMS to close two heavyweight construction PPP deals in 48 hours.

sport football

Football insolvency - the football league changes its policy

29-Jul-2015

Football, like certain other sports, is unique in having its own insolvency policies. 

Astana, Kazakhstan

​Kazakhstan: more than just a ‘stan’

24-Jul-2015

It might be tempting to label all the ‘stans’ as similar countries found somewhere in the heart of Eurasia. But is there something which makes Kazakhstan different from other states and places with the Persian suffix ‘stan’ (literally meaning ‘country’) in their names?

Christian Leathley

​Legal implications arising from a Grexit

15-Jul-2015

While the chances of Greece leaving the eurozone have diminished a Grexit still remains possible.

Kevin Gold

What's the deal with... origination? (or, Could Mishcon de Reya's latest bold move change how lawyers are paid?)

15-Jul-2015

Mishcon de Reya isn’t a firm that shies away from the headlines. 

Oil rig

Knock-for-knock clauses: taking a hit if things go wrong

14-Jul-2015

There are various types of contract for the provision of services to the offshore oil and gas sectors. 

Edinburgh

Regional focus: Edinburgh

10-Jul-2015

Edinburgh’s legal scene is changing following the RBS banking scandal, with streamlining on the agenda.

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study studying GDL student

Four ways the LPC is useful during your training contract

28-Jul-2015 | By Michael Hornsey

It’s often said that you barely use anything you learn on the Legal Practice Course, but here are some times when it does come in useful during a training contract.

Manchester

Should Manchester paralegals take advantage of Freshfields’ generous salary offer?

23-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has made waves in Manchester by offering the city’s paralegals turbocharged salaries to switch allegiances.

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Training contract application forms: what not to write

22-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Cliches to avoid and common mistakes: what are graduate recruiters’ most regular complaints about training contract applications?

Jay Sadanandan

Five things we learned from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum

1-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) launched its first event last week to talk about female ambition in the legal world, gathering some of the top female partners from US firms in the City to share their thoughts on how ambition can unlock opportunities (when used in the right way). 

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60 second interview

Kenzo Onumonu, Bird & Bird

Kenzo Onumonu, Bird & Bird

“It was tempting to apply to as many firms as possible but I found that once I established what I had in common with specific firms, I was more successful with applications.”

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Opinion

IKEA

Ikea's living wage announcement is great - but it shouldn't be unusual

31-Jul-2015

Ikea’s recent announcement that it would pay more than the national living wage is laudable, but one that should not be exceptional. 

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