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Sullivan & Cromwell expands trainee intake by 50 per cent

18-Sep-2014 2:05 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

US giant Sullivan & Cromwell will expand its London trainee intake by 50 per cent after recruiting its first intakes last year.

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Addleshaws and Bakers launch new trainee secondments to Dubai, Hong Kong and Jo’burg

18-Sep-2014 10:47 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Addleshaw Goddard and Baker McKenzie have both increased their international secondment rosters, between them adding seats across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

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Freshfields taps BT, Deutsche and Morgan Stanley for advice as it launches LGBT diversity scheme

16-Sep-2014 0:03 am | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has launched a new programme aimed at supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) colleagues after taking advice from senior legal figures from BT, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan.

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Irwin Mitchell, Birketts, among last to publish autumn 2014 retention figures

15-Sep-2014 12:55 pm | By Richard Simmons

National firm Irwin Mitchell and East Anglian outfit Birketts are among the last firms to publish their retention results for this autumn.

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Gateley keeps just 47 per cent of autumn-qualifying trainees

9-Sep-2014 2:57 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Gateley has revealed that it will keep on just 47 per cent of its autumn-qualifying newly-qualified (NQ) cohort, in contrast with Clyde & Co’s retention of all but one of its trainees.

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Eversheds hits high note, retaining 88 per cent of its trainee cohort

3-Sep-2014 11:19 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Eversheds has revealed a trainee retention rate of 88 per cent for its autumn 2014 qualifying trainees, with 45 of 51 trainees remaining with the firm in newly-qualified (NQ) roles.

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Clifford Chance opts for BPP, leaving Linklaters as only magic circle trainee group still taught by ULaw

2-Sep-2014 12:05 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Clifford Chance has decided to send its trainees to BPP for their Legal Practice Course (LPC) for the next five years.

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Optima launches apprenticeships

1-Sep-2014 2:47 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Capita’s legal arm Optima Legal will employ 15 apprentices in its Leeds office, and may extend its scheme to London and Newcastle in future.

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Quinn Emanuel makes 'work on a beach' associate scheme permanent

19-Sep-2014 0:01 am | By Kate Beioley

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has permanently rolled out its scheme offering associates $2,000 to work anywhere in the world for a week.

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OECD acts to axe tax gaps

19-Sep-2014

New proposals to stop multinational companies dodging tax were published on Tuesday. Here’s the lowdown on what’s going on…

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How will the UK's legal system change if the Scots vote yes?

17-Sep-2014

So the big vote is today. Scotland may decide to become independent - but what will be the legal and commercial impact?

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Retention round-up 2014

7-Aug-2014

Which firms have released their results so far?

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Lawyer 2B's Deals Tracker

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

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OECD acts to axe tax gaps

19-Sep-2014

New proposals to stop multinational companies dodging tax were published on Tuesday. Here’s the lowdown on what’s going on…

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How will the UK's legal system change if the Scots vote yes?

17-Sep-2014

So the big vote is today. Scotland may decide to become independent - but what will be the legal and commercial impact?

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Current trends in the commodities market

21-Aug-2014

From what we eat to how we heat our homes and the transport choices we make, commodities are central to all our lives.

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For richer or poorer: the relationship between money and marriage

20-Aug-2014

Is money a hindrance or a help when it comes to relationships?

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Monkey takes photograph - but who owns the copyright?

6-Aug-2014

Wikimedia has refused to take down a photographer’s image of a monkey from Wikipedia, arguing the monkey, not the photographer, was the one that pressed the shutter button. What’s the legal position?

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Sporting bodies deliver knock-out blow to the courts

31-Jul-2014

Recent case of Bruce Baker v British Boxing Board of Control yet again reaffirms the primacy of sporting bodies over domestic courts’ decisions.

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Charity and politics: can they mix?

29-Jul-2014

There is a prohibition on charities existing for political purposes, but is the law behind the times?

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Life in a global law firm video

24-Jul-2014

Many law firms bill themselves as global, but does a firm’s international footprint really make a difference to the lives of its most junior lawyers?

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Anita Basi, DLA Piper

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A teeming metropolis where global trends come to life as capital flows from West to East

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