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“The commercial bar has an image problem”: Essex Court joins forces with the Social Mobility Foundation

26-Jan-2015 9:30 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Essex Court Chambers is entering into a partnership with the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) to increase career opportunities for students from less privileged backgrounds.

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Midlands-based lawyers in line for 10 per cent pay rise as legal jobs increase

26-Jan-2015 0:02 am | By Tabby Kinder

Lawyers in the Midlands will see a salary increase of around 10 per cent in 2015, thanks to a growing number of firms setting up offices in the region.

Clifford Chance CC

"Reputational kryptonite": Firms scramble to tighten disciplinary procedures in wake of CC trainee’s Islamist rant

22-Jan-2015 5:26 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

City firms are rushing to put in place procedures to deal with incidents such as the YouTube video of a Clifford Chance trainee expressing Islamist views.

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CoA sides with Reed Smith client Rihanna in Topshop image rights battle

22-Jan-2015 12:00 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Reed Smith and barristers from 8 New Square and Hogarth Chambers have successfully defended the rights of international pop star Rihanna in a battle against a t-shirt bearing her image sold by high street retailer Topshop.

China

China’s Dacheng merges with Dentons to create world's biggest firm

22-Jan-2015 9:57 am | By Margaret Taylor

PRC firm Dacheng is to merge with global firm Dentons in only the second tie-up between a Chinese and Anglo-Saxon firm in history.

Beijing dragon

Linklaters targets Mandarin speakers for China/London training contract

20-Jan-2015 2:48 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Linklaters is targeting Mandarin-speaking native lawyers to train across its London and China offices, and work in China on qualification.

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Herbert Smith

Herbies launches trainee women’s network

26-Jan-2015 12:12 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has launched a women’s trainee network, aiming to address the developmental needs of its female trainees.

News in Brief

Commercial digest: Monday 26 January

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

Nicholas Davies, New Laws Legal

Nicholas Davies, NewLawsLegal

26-Jan-2015

Lawyer 2B launches some quick-fire questions at NewLawsLegal trainee Nicholas Davies

David Isaac

After the easy fixes, what next for diversity?

26-Jan-2015 | By David Isaac

Law is in the vanguard of change when it comes to promoting diversity in the workplace, but much remains to be done in the office and beyond.

Vatican

Postcard from… Italy

21-Jan-2015

I was over the moon when I received the email from my partner, which confirmed that my application to participate in the Osborne Clarke international exchange programme had been accepted.

Nicholas Jupp, Shoosmiths

Nicholas Jupp, Shoosmiths

19-Jan-2015

Lawyer 2B quizzes Shoosmiths trainee Nicholas Jupp

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Why is the Asian market becoming increasingly important to law firms? video

9-Jan-2015

There are few more exciting developing markets than those in the Asia Pacific region.

Sehaj Lamba

Effective networking: how to ‘work the room’

8-Jan-2015

Unless you have been living under a rock you will have heard that networking is a vital skill for solicitors, who must invest time developing a network of key contacts.

Magna Carta

Does the UK need a new Magna Carta?

5-Jan-2015

Some say we should codify the constitution; others that an unwritten guide is our flexible friend. Two lawyers argue the case.

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Eversheds go merger hunting in the US of A

19-Dec-2014

Eversheds is no stranger to an international tie-up but now it’s in the market for the jewel in its global crown 

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"It's a fantasy to think pro bono could fill the legal aid gap:" Lawyer 2B meets DLA's head of international pro bono

18-Dec-2014

We met up with Nicolas Patrick, head of international pro bono at DLA Piper, to talk to him about he managed to wangle a job doing solely pro bono at a large corporate law firm

Money

Trainees need to get to grips with costs

17-Dec-2014

Law students have little or no exposure to the issue of who ends up paying them, but getting paid is just important to a firm as it is to a client.

Batman

Under wraps: The secret life of Non-Disclosure Agreements

17-Dec-2014

The humble NDA hit the headlines recently when it was reported that an extra on the forthcoming Batman film faces a $5m payout for revealing key casting details.

San Francisco

Race to California: Why are UK firms opening offices on the West Coast?

16-Dec-2014

Find out why firms are scrambling to invest in California real estate to catch the big fish in the Pacific. 

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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.”

Trainee

Turning a vacation scheme into a training contract

4-Dec-2014

A successful vac schemer shares his tips for bagging a training contract.

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Moving on up: Lawyer 2B catches up with some old friends

2-Dec-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Lawyer 2B has interviewed a lot of trainees over the years. We caught up with a couple of them to see how their careers have progressed

Freebies notebooks

Law fairs 2014: freebies round-up

28-Nov-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Lawyer 2B’s annual review of the best gifts being handed out on the law fair milkround.

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60 second interview

Nicholas Davies, New Laws Legal

Nicholas Davies, NewLawsLegal

Lawyer 2B launches some quick-fire questions at NewLawsLegal trainee Nicholas Davies

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Opinion

David Isaac

After the easy fixes, what next for diversity?

26-Jan-2015 | By David Isaac

Law is in the vanguard of change when it comes to promoting diversity in the workplace, but much remains to be done in the office and beyond.

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