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Eversheds, DAC Beachcroft and CMS publish autumn retention

4-Sep-2015 11:49 am | By Richard Simmons

Eversheds has kept on 82 per cent of its autumn 2015 qualifying trainees

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Bird & Bird records 88 per cent retention

4-Sep-2015 10:30 am | By Natasha Bernal

Bird & Bird has revealed its autumn retention for 2015, with 15 of 18 staying on at the firm as newly-qualified (NQ) solicitors.

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Lawyers' billable hours donations for refugees reach £40k - and climbing

4-Sep-2015 9:24 am | By Joanne Harris

11KBW silk Sean Jones has launched an appeal asking lawyers to donate a billable hour to support Save the Children’s work for refugees.

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Exams, ethics and roleplay: government reveals more details of solicitor apprenticeship route

3-Sep-2015 1:21 pm | By Richard Simmons

The government has published the new assessment plans and standards for its ‘Trailblazer’ legal apprenticeships for qualification as a legal executive, paralegal or solicitor, with oral and written tests sitting alongside workplace assessment.

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Magic circle signs up to contextual recruitment in new social mobility push

3-Sep-2015 0:03 am | By Richard Simmons

The whole magic circle is among the latest batch of firms set to adopt the Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) in a bid to promote social mobility.

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Ashurst

Ashurst reveals autumn retention figure of 86%

2-Sep-2015 11:25 am

Ashurst has revealed its autumn retention for 2015, with 18 of 21 staying on as newly-qualified (NQ) solicitors.

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Simmons and Travers Smith bump up salaries and reveal autumn retention

2-Sep-2015 9:30 am

Travers and Simmons have revealed their autumn 2015 retention and boosted their NQ salaries.

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Bristol students overturn 95% of DWP ‘fit for work’ declarations

1-Sep-2015 9:30 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Student volunteers at the Bristol and Avon Law Centre have overturned 95 per cent of Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) decisions made over the last two years in relation to 200 claimants who challenged the DWP’s assertion that they were fit for work.

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Holman Fenwick Willan and Nabarro pick BPP following Kaplan LPC closure

4-Sep-2015 2:39 pm | By Jonathon Manning

Holman Fenwick Willan and Nabarro have chosen BPP as their preferred Legal Practice Course (LPC) provider.

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News in Brief

Commercial digest: Friday 4 September

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

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Be nice and tidy your office: HR chiefs give their advice on making partner

3-Sep-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Be nice and keep your office clean: just some of the advice given by HR heads about how to make partner in next Monday’s cover story in The Lawyer, focusing on career development.

Rugby World Cup

Ambush marketing - is it lawful?

1-Sep-2015

Hosting a major sporting tournament spreads a contagious feeling of euphoria across the host country, and it is all too tempting for brands to ride on that regardless of whether they are an official sponsor or not. Such attempts to associate with major events without paying for the honour are referred to as ‘ambush marketing’.

Emma Fox, TLT

Emma Fox, TLT

31-Aug-2015

“Broad questions like ’What do you think makes a good law firm?’ are difficult as you have to find a balance between giving a comprehensive answer and not being too ’waffly’. Take your time and think about what you’re going to say; interviewers don’t mind a short silence as long as it’s followed by a considered answer!”

Law school

Don't go to law school without considering these seven factors

27-Aug-2015 | By Michael Hornsey

It’s tempting for smart, motivated university students in their second and third years to look for a prestigious career that pays well and law seems like an obvious choice.

Rugby World Cup

Ambush marketing - is it lawful?

1-Sep-2015

Hosting a major sporting tournament spreads a contagious feeling of euphoria across the host country, and it is all too tempting for brands to ride on that regardless of whether they are an official sponsor or not. Such attempts to associate with major events without paying for the honour are referred to as ‘ambush marketing’.

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What is the The Modern Slavery Act?

18-Aug-2015

Slavery is not just something you learn about in History. In 2013, 1,746 cases were reported in the UK and it is estimated to affect 29.8 million people worldwide.

Sehaj Lamba

It’s good to be different: how law firms stay competitive

11-Aug-2015

So you know about how overcrowded the legal market is and that competition is fiercer than ever.

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Training contract interview prep: the hot commercial topics to read up on

5-Aug-2015

Preparing for a training contract interview? Get up to speed on current topical issues.

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Ilott v Mitson: a landmark ruling on testamentary freedom

3-Aug-2015

Last week the Court of Appeal made what many in the legal profession consider a landmark ruling in the case of Ilott v Mitson.

Hospital

Anatomy of a deal | On the pulse

30-Jul-2015

What it took for CMS to close two heavyweight construction PPP deals in 48 hours.

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Football insolvency - the football league changes its policy

29-Jul-2015

Football, like certain other sports, is unique in having its own insolvency policies. 

Astana, Kazakhstan

​Kazakhstan: more than just a ‘stan’

24-Jul-2015

It might be tempting to label all the ‘stans’ as similar countries found somewhere in the heart of Eurasia. But is there something which makes Kazakhstan different from other states and places with the Persian suffix ‘stan’ (literally meaning ‘country’) in their names?

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Be nice and tidy your office: HR chiefs give their advice on making partner

3-Sep-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Be nice and keep your office clean: just some of the advice given by HR heads about how to make partner in next Monday’s cover story in The Lawyer, focusing on career development.

Law school

Don't go to law school without considering these seven factors

27-Aug-2015 | By Michael Hornsey

It’s tempting for smart, motivated university students in their second and third years to look for a prestigious career that pays well and law seems like an obvious choice.

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A foolproof guide to networking

24-Aug-2015

Kaplan Law School held a personal branding and networking day last week. Here’s what we learned:

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Career choices: Law, banking or accountancy?

12-Aug-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Which career would suit you best? Lawyer 2B looks at three industries and the qualities needed in each

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Emma Fox, TLT

Emma Fox, TLT

“Broad questions like ’What do you think makes a good law firm?’ are difficult as you have to find a balance between giving a comprehensive answer and not being too ’waffly’. Take your time and think about what you’re going to say; interviewers don’t mind a short silence as long as it’s followed by a considered answer!”

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Opinion

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Why the Leveson Report has been ineffective

14-Aug-2015

In the wake of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, the Leveson Report sought to investigate the practices of the British press. Three years on, it’s difficult to see any meaningful impact on the debate between privacy and press.

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