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Allen & Overy records highest trainee retention since before recession

30-Jan-2015 11:22 am | By Richard Simmons

Allen & Overy is keeping on 93 per cent of its spring qualifying trainees.

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Freshfields

Freshfields first of magic circle to report to report spring trainee retention, keeping 85%

29-Jan-2015 1:38 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has released its retention rate for its spring 2015 qualifiers, keeping 85 per cent of trainees on in newly-qualified (NQ) positions.

graduates

Law vacancies fall behind as number of overall graduate roles predicted to rise

29-Jan-2015 10:44 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The number of graduate vacancies in the legal sector will fail to keep up with other industries during the 2014/15 recruitment cycle, according to the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR).

money

JLD rails against minimum wage abolition

28-Jan-2015 3:39 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) is campaigning for a recommended minimum wage, after the trainee minimum wage was abolished by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

BPP mooting

Oxford and BPP students reach final of World Debating Championships - but Sydney takes crown

28-Jan-2015 8:59 am | By Richard Simmons

Students from two UK universities made the final of the 2015 World Universities Debating Championships in Malaysia.

Apprentice

Plexus Law ramps up apprentice recruitment as first cohort qualifies

27-Jan-2015 4:00 pm | By Richard Simmons

All seven of Plexus Law’s first group of apprenticeships have been offered permanent jobs after completion of their training, as the firm rolls out its programme to other offices.

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Law students advise doctors without representation

30-Jan-2015 3:44 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Law students are advising doctors who face being struck off at tribunal but who lack legal representation.

News in Brief

Commercial digest: Friday 30 January

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?

legal aid

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?

WTFT

What the FT? Oil projects worth billions put on hold

28-Jan-2015

The FT has been reporting on the falling price in oil over recent weeks - but what are the legal and commercial issues behind the story?

Nicholas Davies, New Laws Legal

Nicholas Davies, NewLawsLegal

26-Jan-2015

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

WTFT

What the FT? Oil projects worth billions put on hold

28-Jan-2015

The FT has been reporting on the falling price in oil over recent weeks - but what are the legal and commercial issues behind the story?

beijing china

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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US Flag

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 

nicholas

"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.

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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.

Kennedy

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

legal aid

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?

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