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Irwin Mitchell, Birketts, among last to publish autumn 2014 retention figures

15-Sep-2014 12:55 pm | By Richard Simmons

National firm Irwin Mitchell and East Anglian outfit Birketts are among the last firms to publish their retention results for this autumn.


Gateley keeps just 47 per cent of autumn-qualifying trainees

9-Sep-2014 2:57 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Gateley has revealed that it will keep on just 47 per cent of its autumn-qualifying newly-qualified (NQ) cohort, in contrast with Clyde & Co’s retention of all but one of its trainees.

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Eversheds hits high note, retaining 88 per cent of its trainee cohort

3-Sep-2014 11:19 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Eversheds has revealed a trainee retention rate of 88 per cent for its autumn 2014 qualifying trainees, with 45 of 51 trainees remaining with the firm in newly-qualified (NQ) roles.

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Clifford Chance opts for BPP, leaving Linklaters as only magic circle trainee group still taught by ULaw

2-Sep-2014 12:05 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Clifford Chance has decided to send its trainees to BPP for their Legal Practice Course (LPC) for the next five years.


Optima launches apprenticeships

1-Sep-2014 2:47 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Capita’s legal arm Optima Legal will employ 15 apprentices in its Leeds office, and may extend its scheme to London and Newcastle in future.


Osborne Clarke and SGH Martineau reveal retention rates

1-Sep-2014 2:00 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Osborne Clarke and SGH Martineau have revealed their retention rates for their autumn 2014 qualifying trainees, making the pair among the last firms to reveal how many trainees they are keeping on. 

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University of Law revolutionises bar course, sets minimum 2:1 entry grade

1-Sep-2014 0:01 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Law has unveiled plans to dramatically change its Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) in a move to set it apart from its competitors.

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Allen & Overy matches Freshfields, retaining 82 per cent of trainees

29-Aug-2014 9:53 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Allen & Overy (A&O) will keep on 82 per cent of its autumn 2014 qualifying trainees, matching Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s rate but failing to top the high retention at Linklaters.

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Freshfields taps BT, Deutsche and Morgan Stanley for advice as it launches LGBT diversity scheme

16-Sep-2014 0:03 am | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has launched a new programme aimed at supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) colleagues after taking advice from senior legal figures from BT, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan.


What’s the point of your student law society?

16-Sep-2014 | By Amy Woolfson

Most universities have a law society. But with so much pressure on your time already, why should you get involved, asks Amy Woolfson

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Monkey takes photograph - but who owns the copyright?


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Sporting bodies deliver knock-out blow to the courts


Recent case of Bruce Baker v British Boxing Board of Control yet again reaffirms the primacy of sporting bodies over domestic courts’ decisions.


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There is a prohibition on charities existing for political purposes, but is the law behind the times?

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