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Norton Rose

Norton Rose Fulbright’s retention revealed

24-Feb-2015 5:44 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Norton Rose Fulbright has announced that it will retain 81 per cent of its spring 2015 qualifying trainees, a fall from its rate last year.

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Slaughters turns to the Ivy League in search of talent

23-Feb-2015 9:00 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Slaughter and May is visiting elite US law schools in a bid to assess talent after 10 years of staying away from the US recruitment fair market.

BLP

BLP caught manipulating trainee retention figures

20-Feb-2015 11:00 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) falsified its trainee retention figure for this spring, it has emerged.

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BSB moots handing control of pupillage over to chambers

20-Feb-2015 0:01 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is considering letting chambers manage pupillage structure and content, in a move which would see the regulator relinquish a significant amount of control.

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Generation Y lawyers less proud of their employers but more able to achieve work/life balance

19-Feb-2015 2:19 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Young lawyers are less satisfied and feel less pride in their jobs than their more senior counterparts, research by the Law Society has revealed.

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Government admits procedures for handling legally-privileged information are unlawful

19-Feb-2015 11:06 am | By Joanne Harris

The Government has admitted that the security services’ procedures for handling legally-privileged communications do not meet the requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Linklaters

Linklaters sticks with ULaw for next five years with new bespoke qualification

19-Feb-2015 9:51 am | By Richard Simmons

Linklaters has renewed its partnership with the University of Law (ULaw) for another five years, creating a new bespoke qualification for its future trainees.

Law Society

Law Society and LCCSA lose judicial review into criminal legal aid reforms

18-Feb-2015 12:05 pm | By Tabby Kinder

The Law Society is taking its fight over Government cuts to criminal legal aid to the Court of Appeal after the High Court threw out a judicial review into criminal legal aid contracts.

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Legal Education Foundation to fund eight welfare training contracts every year

25-Feb-2015 9:30 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Legal Education Foundation will enable eight prospective welfare lawyers to undertake training contracts every year for the foreseeable future through its Justice First Fellowship.

News in Brief

Commercial digest: Thursday 26 February

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

Retention round up

Spring 2015 qualifiers

Which firms have released their results so far?

Hospital

Whistleblowing and the NHS: the lawyers' perspective

26-Feb-2015

The idea of whistleblowing, particularly in the context of the NHS, was once seen as a very technical area for lawyers. Nowadays, it’s making front page headlines. But what is it all about and what is the real relevance for someone aiming for a career in the law?

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The view from 2B: Why BLP's retention manoeuvres matter

26-Feb-2015 | By Richard Simmons

So Berwin Leighton Paisner has been caught massaging its retention stats. Is it really such a big deal?

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Viral content: an intellectual property headache

25-Feb-2015

It’s always hard to know what material will capture the public imagination, but once something goes viral you can be sure everyone will know about it. So what do you do on that fateful day when you eagerly open the latest message you’ve been sent to find the content staring you back in the face is the very same content you created?

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What the FT? O2/Three merger to create UK's biggest mobile group

24-Feb-2015

The FT has reported that Telefonica may be about to sell its O2 operations in the UK to Hutchison Whampoa for over £10bn. Much of the subsequent discussion has focused on whether competition regulators will seek to block the transaction. We look at the reasons behind their concerns and the implications of their involvement.

Hospital

Whistleblowing and the NHS: the lawyers' perspective

26-Feb-2015

The idea of whistleblowing, particularly in the context of the NHS, was once seen as a very technical area for lawyers. Nowadays, it’s making front page headlines. But what is it all about and what is the real relevance for someone aiming for a career in the law?

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Viral content: an intellectual property headache

25-Feb-2015

It’s always hard to know what material will capture the public imagination, but once something goes viral you can be sure everyone will know about it. So what do you do on that fateful day when you eagerly open the latest message you’ve been sent to find the content staring you back in the face is the very same content you created?

WTFT O2 merger

What the FT? O2/Three merger to create UK's biggest mobile group

24-Feb-2015

The FT has reported that Telefonica may be about to sell its O2 operations in the UK to Hutchison Whampoa for over £10bn. Much of the subsequent discussion has focused on whether competition regulators will seek to block the transaction. We look at the reasons behind their concerns and the implications of their involvement.

Tabby Kinder

Kinder's casebook: How the Tchenguiz brothers faced down the UK fraud office over a botched probe

19-Feb-2015

The Lawyer’s litigation reporter looks at the ongoing saga of the Tchenguiz litigation

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An introduction to the Shanghai Free Trade Zone

18-Feb-2015

Anyone seeking to understand China’s economic miracle would be well-advised to head to Shanghai. 

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What the FT? Miners suffer reversal of fortune in Africa

18-Feb-2015

The FT has reported on the impact of falling commodity prices on mining in Africa - what are the legal and commercial issues behind the story?

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After Taylor Swift’s lyrics and Katy Perry’s left shark: copyright grandstanding is set to continue

17-Feb-2015

US lawyers representing singers Taylor Swift and Katy Perry have sent out cease and desist orders to protect their clients’ intellectual property: song lyrics and a Superbowl shark. But are all these claims just for show?

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What's the deal with… AIM rankings?

12-Feb-2015

At the start of this month, The Lawyer reported that Pinsent Masons has hung on to its position as the law firm at the top of the AIM rankings. What does that mean, and why should you care?

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BT

Life as an in-house trainee

17-Feb-2015

Chris Benn had a training contract offer from a large law firm but decided to train in-house instead. He explains why.

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A day in the life of a paralegal

6-Feb-2015

The kinds of jobs a trainee can expect to be given are well-documented, but what is the life of a paralegal like?

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Why become a legal aid lawyer?

29-Jan-2015

The recent JLD work experience survey revealed that only 4 per cent of students want to go into legal aid work. Should more consider it?

Jasleen Kaur

Jasleen Kaur's journey from Afghan refugee to Nabarro trainee

5-Dec-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

“I don’t want this to be a sob story,” says Nabarro paralegal and future trainee Jasleen Kaur. “I want to encourage other people, who might not feel like they can do it, or have been in a similar situation to mine.”

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Nathalie West, Weil Gotshal

Lawyer 2B launches some quick-fire questions at Weil trainee Nathalie West

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The view from 2B: Why BLP's retention manoeuvres matter

26-Feb-2015 | By Richard Simmons

So Berwin Leighton Paisner has been caught massaging its retention stats. Is it really such a big deal?

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