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Slaughters appoints second diversity chief as it pilots flexi-working scheme

18-Aug-2014 4:48 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Slaughter and May has appointed a second diversity chief, Susannah Macknay, to assist the firm’s inclusion efforts.


Premier League lawyers will not sue fans over ‘pirated’ Vine videos

18-Aug-2014 4:45 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Football fans will not be pursued with legal action for sharing unofficial footage on the popular Twitter-owned video platform, Vine.

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Shearman, Latham and Mills & Reeve among latest to reveal autumn retention

15-Aug-2014 12:58 pm | By Richard Simmons

Five more firms have posted their retention rate for autumn 2014.

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Eight new training contracts with social welfare law focus created

15-Aug-2014 0:01 am | By Richard Simmons

Eight new training contracts are to be created through a new fellowship scheme run by the Legal Education Foundation (LEF).

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Mishcon de Reya to take on legal apprentices

14-Aug-2014 3:01 pm | By Richard Simmons

Mishcon de Reya is to hire two legal apprentices in an attempt to increase the diversity of its future pool of lawyers.

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Russell Group unis still to fill LLB places for autumn

13-Aug-2014 0:02 am | By Richard Simmons

The day before A level results are released, places on law degrees are still available at some of the country’s most highly-regarded universities.


Macfarlanes holds on to 84 per cent of autumn qualifiers

12-Aug-2014 10:24 am | By Richard Simmons

Macfarlanes will retain 84 per cent of its autumn qualifying trainees in newly-qualified (NQ) positions

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Clifford Chance keeps on 75% of qualifiers

11-Aug-2014 3:46 pm | By Richard Simmons

Clifford Chance will keep on 75 per cent of its September 2014 qualifying trainees in newly qualified roles.

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DWF announces autumn retention for its largest-ever qualifying cohort

19-Aug-2014 4:42 pm | By Richard Simmons

DWF has revealed that it will retain 81 per cent of its October qualifiers.

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Death row cases: my experience and how to get involved


LLM student Richard Murtagh talks about his work on death row appeals cases with Amicus

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Monkey takes photograph - but who owns the copyright?


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?


Sporting bodies deliver knock-out blow to the courts


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


Charity and politics: can they mix?


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


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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In the news: The Data Retention and Investigations Powers Bill


The Data Retention and Investigations Powers Bill hit the headlines last week - but what's it all about?


Clipped wings: Vulture funds and issues surrounding them


Following recent developments, the UK courts are likely to prove far less fruitful hunting grounds for distressed debt funds.


Google and an EU ‘right to be forgotten’?


In May the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a surprising ruling in the data protection case, Costeja, which concerned Google’s search engine.


Last Orders for the Great British Pub?


Changes in legislation have affected the pub industry for the worse over the last decade, but recent proposals look more promising.

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