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"Ruthless and dishonest" Lutfur Rahman referred to SRA as High Court rules on election corruption

23-Apr-2015 2:55 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Tower Hamlets mayor and lawyer Lutfur Rahman is to be referred to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) after being found guilty of corrupt and illegal practices by the High Court on Thursday (23 April).

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DWF announces May takeover of £2.5m insurance practice Watmores

23-Apr-2015 2:39 pm | By Richard Simmons

DWF is to merge with the niche insurance firm Watmores in May.

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Habeas corpses: lawyers have the most expensive funerals

22-Apr-2015 11:21 am | By Richard Simmons

Lawyers have the most expensive funerals, a new study has revealed.

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Eight law firms in Times 'Top 50 employers for Women' list

22-Apr-2015 10:36 am | By Richard Simmons

Linklaters, Freshfields and Eversheds among those making the cut.

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Clifford Chance, A&O and Slaughters set to plummet in Google search rankings

22-Apr-2015 0:02 am | By Richard Simmons

Nearly half of the UK’s top 100 firms including three of the elite will take a significant hit in Google search traffic because they have failed to develop mobile-friendly websites.

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Despite the talk about commercial awareness, lawyers still don't understand clients, says study

20-Apr-2015 11:27 am | By Richard Simmons

Lawyers rate themselves much more highly than their clients do, a new survey has revealed.

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White & Case mulls NQ salary hike to £90k

20-Apr-2015 0:02 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

White & Case is reviewing its newly-qualified (NQ) salaries with a view to raising them to the same level as those paid by rival US firms in London.

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A&O makes up nine women in largest promotions round for three years

17-Apr-2015 12:38 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O) has appointed 22 lawyers to its partnership worldwide, including nine women, in its largest promotions round in three years.

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Alan Mak

Ex-Clifford Chance lawyer and Tory MP candidate under fire over 'department head' CV claims

24-Apr-2015 12:52 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Lawyer and Conservative MP candidate for Havant Alan Mak has come under fire after a statement in his leaked CV claimed that he was a department head at magic circle firm Clifford Chance.

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News in Brief

Commercial digest: Friday 24 April

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

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What's the deal with... litigation finance?

24-Apr-2015

Today’s up-and-coming lawyers must be ready to talk to their clients and their companies about litigation finance.

Webcast

Webcast on 14 May: How to make yourself employable

Lawyer 2B 23-Apr-2015

On Thursday 14 May at 6pm, Lawyer 2B will host another of its careers webcasts.

Kate Egerton, Leigh Day

Despite our equality laws, many disabled people won't be able to vote on 7 May

23-Apr-2015

While most of us will take our legal right to cast our ballot for granted, many disabled people will be barred from the democratic process because of lack of accessibility in polling stations.

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A call for a change in the law to support cyclists

22-Apr-2015

The Green Party has called for legislation aimed at protecting pedestrians and cyclists. Is now the right time?

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Lawyer 2B's Deals Tracker

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

Webcast

Webcast on 14 May: How to make yourself employable

Lawyer 2B 23-Apr-2015

On Thursday 14 May at 6pm, Lawyer 2B will host another of its careers webcasts.

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What's the deal with... litigation finance?

24-Apr-2015

Today’s up-and-coming lawyers must be ready to talk to their clients and their companies about litigation finance.

Kate Egerton, Leigh Day

Despite our equality laws, many disabled people won't be able to vote on 7 May

23-Apr-2015

While most of us will take our legal right to cast our ballot for granted, many disabled people will be barred from the democratic process because of lack of accessibility in polling stations.

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Election 2015: a human rights lawyer’s take

22-Apr-2015

Proposed changes mean that while citizens may be ‘British’ and secure, UK civil society will not be just, equal or humane.

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How how a change in immigration law affects family solicitors

16-Apr-2015

People normally think of consulting a family lawyer at the end of their marriage, but increasing numbers of clients are planning ahead, taking advice before they marry on matters such as pre-nuptial agreements and the protection of assets on the breakdown of their relationship.

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Election 2015: a private client lawyer’s take

15-Apr-2015

Labour’s pledge to abolish ’non-dom’ status has made waves, but it’s not the only issue in this election campaign that will potentially have an effect on the work of private client lawyers. 

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City solicitors, a 22-year old UKIP law grad and a barrister standing for the Whigs: the legal profession’s MP hopefuls

10-Apr-2015

At every general election, a new crop of lawyers stand for Parliament. Here are some of this year’s hopefuls…

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Islamic Finance: an overview

9-Apr-2015

With the banks and the economy dominating the headlines more than ever in today’s world, Islamic finance is often overlooked as an ethical and appropriate means of finance.

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Meet the Hogan Lovells NQ who's standing for Parliament

10-Apr-2015

Fraser Galloway has just qualified at Hogan Lovells, but he’s currently campaigning to be elected as MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South.

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In-house

13-Mar-2015

Not all lawyers choose to work in private practice. A growing number are being employed as advisors by all sorts of organisations: manufacturers, banks, oil companies, telecoms companies, football clubs, newspapers, central or local government, to name but a few. This is an overview of what’s it like working in-house, and what skills you need…

Women in management

Where are the women law firm leaders?

9-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Just eight women hold senior management roles in the UK’s top 50 firms despite females dominating the profession at entry level. How can that gulf be closed and what career steps will make the top more reachable? We asked today’s leaders.

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First-year events: who does what?

5-Mar-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Events targeted at first-year undergrads are on the increase. What do different law firms do, and how can you get on one?

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60 second interview

Lucy Slater, Cleary Gottlieb

Lucy Slater, Cleary Gottlieb

”At 16 I read a book about the restitution of artwork stolen by Nazis during WWII. It fascinated me that the law could permeate all areas of life and help grant redress to those who had suffered such historically poignant losses.”

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Kate Egerton, Leigh Day

Despite our equality laws, many disabled people won't be able to vote on 7 May

23-Apr-2015

While most of us will take our legal right to cast our ballot for granted, many disabled people will be barred from the democratic process because of lack of accessibility in polling stations.

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