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Legal executives win right to establish law firms

25-Nov-2014 5:04 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Chartered legal executives will be able to establish their own law firms in the New Year, following parliamentary approval.

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Nearly one in every five lawyers would round up bills even when it might amount to fraud, report finds

25-Nov-2014 10:53 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

One third of solicitors would miss flight to family holiday for sake of clients; six in ten feel their work conflicts with their personal values.

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Eversheds partners vote to pursue US merger

20-Nov-2014 0:03 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds partners have voted overwhelmingly in favour of pursuing a US merger, with 90 per cent getting behind the plan.

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London

Demand for NQs highest in almost a decade, say recruiters

19-Nov-2014 10:00 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The NQ job market has been at its busiest since before the recession, but demand for junior employment and litigation lawyers is low

London

Reed Smith disability initiatives come to fruition after post-Paralympic push

18-Nov-2014 9:30 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Reed Smith has revealed that its various disability initiatives, established from 2012 onwards, have helped the firm to recruit more diverse junior candidates.

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Oxford Uni and Herbert Smith Freehills establish disability law mooting

14-Nov-2014 12:14 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Oxford law faculty and Wadham College postgraduate students have teamed up with Herbert Smith Freehills’ disability network, Ability, to launch moots relating to disability law.

Linklaters

Government names Bakers and Linklaters social mobility champions

13-Nov-2014 5:01 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Baker & McKenzie and Linklaters have been named, among a dozen companies, as social mobility ‘champions’ by the government.

Mishcon de Reya

Mishcon to run sports law academy for students

13-Nov-2014 9:30 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Mishcon de Reya has established a ’sports law academy’ aimed at teaching students the commercial and legal issues surrounding sport.

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Law Society

Law Society to offer two training contracts through diversity scheme

26-Nov-2014 2:20 pm | By Richard Simmons

Two training contracts for 2015 up for grabs: one at a Law Centre; one in-house at Chancery Lane headquarters

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Crime

26-Nov-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Criminal law is often seen as the more grittily glamorous version of its corporate law cousin, where lawyers and the police clash over their clients in a grimy, smoke-filled interview room. Take away the smoke and mirrors of TV dramas, though, and you are left with a practice area that features long hours, lots of stress and unpredictable clients. Why then, would anyone choose to do it?

Kate Beioley

Kate’s casebook: How not-for-profit legal group ClientEarth took the UK to task over air pollution levels

25-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Last week not-for-profit legal group ClientEarth stormed to victory at Europe’s highest court, taking the UK government to task for failing to bring air pollution levels in line with EU standards.

Andy Moseby, Kemp Little

The new sharing economy: how the rise of Uber and AirBnb is challenging consumer law

25-Nov-2014

Whether you call it collaborative consumption, the peer economy or P2P (peer-to-peer) business, the new sharing economy is the latest product of a highly-connected technologically-enabled world. 

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Rebel with many causes: Mark Stephens

24-Nov-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

From the McLibel trial to Julian Assange to defending a cannibal artist, the quiet life has never appealed to Mark Stephens  

Elspeth Rose, Birketts

Elspeth Rose, Birketts

24-Nov-2014

“Naively, I did not expect that such a big part of your job as a solicitor is being able to sell your skills and services to attract more clients.”

Andy Moseby, Kemp Little

The new sharing economy: how the rise of Uber and AirBnb is challenging consumer law

25-Nov-2014

Whether you call it collaborative consumption, the peer economy or P2P (peer-to-peer) business, the new sharing economy is the latest product of a highly-connected technologically-enabled world. 

Stephens-Mark

Rebel with many causes: Mark Stephens

24-Nov-2014

From the McLibel trial to Julian Assange to defending a cannibal artist, the quiet life has never appealed to Mark Stephens  

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Law less ordinary | The world of art law

21-Nov-2014

The explosion of art as a global commodity over the past two decades has led to a rise in the number of jurisdictions across which art lawyers work

Rachel Tandy

Life at the bar: Using your dress sense

20-Nov-2014

Lawyer 2B’s tame barrister negotiates the intricacies of life in practice. This issue: dressing for court

Advocates

Solicitor advocates: The best of both worlds

19-Nov-2014

Fancy speaking out in court but don’t want the instability of life at the bar? Being a solicitor advocate could be the answer. 

London

Demand for NQs highest in almost a decade, say recruiters

19-Nov-2014

The NQ job market has been at its busiest since before the recession, but demand for junior employment and litigation lawyers is low

Apprentice

ULaw's articled apprenticeships: a watershed moment in legal education?

19-Nov-2014

Since the Legal Education and Training Review was released last year there has been a lot of talk and relatively little action - until now.

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How much must a worker be paid while on holiday?

18-Nov-2014

Every worker has the statutory right to 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday a year. Sounds straight forward to calculate? Unfortunately, it has proved to be anything but.

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Elspeth Rose, Birketts

Elspeth Rose, Birketts

“Naively, I did not expect that such a big part of your job as a solicitor is being able to sell your skills and services to attract more clients.”

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aeroplane Virgin holiday

How much must a worker be paid while on holiday?

Every worker has the statutory right to 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday a year. Sounds straight forward to calculate? Unfortunately, it has proved to be anything but.

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Opinion

David Kilduff, Walker Morris

To frack or not to frack? The other side of shale gas

14-Nov-2014

Localism may hold back fracking for a while, but the truth is, it makes sense, says Walker Morris partner David Kilduff

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Kate Beioley

Kate’s casebook: How not-for-profit legal group ClientEarth took the UK to task over air pollution levels

25-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Last week not-for-profit legal group ClientEarth stormed to victory at Europe’s highest court, taking the UK government to task for failing to bring air pollution levels in line with EU standards.

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