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Shearman and K&L Gates latest US firms to boost trainee numbers

26-Sep-2014 9:00 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The London offices of Shearman & Sterling and K&L Gates are expanding their trainee intakes. 

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Quinn Emanuel makes 'work on a beach' associate scheme permanent

19-Sep-2014 0:01 am | By Kate Beioley

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has permanently rolled out its scheme offering associates $2,000 to work anywhere in the world for a week.

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Sullivan & Cromwell expands trainee intake by 50 per cent

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

US giant Sullivan & Cromwell will expand its London trainee intake by 50 per cent after recruiting its first intakes last year.

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Addleshaws and Bakers launch new trainee secondments to Dubai, Hong Kong and Jo’burg

18-Sep-2014 10:47 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Addleshaw Goddard and Baker McKenzie have both increased their international secondment rosters, between them adding seats across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

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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.

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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.

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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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George Clooney effect wreaks havoc on Doughty Street website

30-Sep-2014 0:04 am | By Kate Beioley

Doughty Street Chambers has been forced to upgrade its website hosting arrangements to cope with a surge in traffic following the nuptials of member Amal Alamuddin and Hollywood star George Clooney.

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29-Sep-2014

Lawyer 2B launches some quick-fire questions at Shearman & Sterling trainee Simon Thexton    

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Basketball association 'slam dunked' by Human Rights

24-Sep-2014 | By Daniel De Saulles

A recent case highlights the difficulties of whether religious clothing should be allowed on the sports field.

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Legal education: are the right things being taught? video

22-Sep-2014

The legal landscape is changing and questions are being raised about whether legal education is still fit for purpose. Lawyer 2B assembled some experts to give their views…

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Retention round-up 2014

7-Aug-2014

Which firms have released their results so far?

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Keep up to date with what deals your target firms are working on…

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Legal education: are the right things being taught? video

22-Sep-2014

The legal landscape is changing and questions are being raised about whether legal education is still fit for purpose. Lawyer 2B assembled some experts to give their views…

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OECD acts to axe tax gaps

19-Sep-2014

New proposals to stop multinational companies dodging tax were published on Tuesday. Here’s the lowdown on what’s going on…

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How will the UK's legal system change if the Scots vote yes?

17-Sep-2014

So the big vote is today. Scotland may decide to become independent - but what will be the legal and commercial impact?

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Current trends in the commodities market

21-Aug-2014

From what we eat to how we heat our homes and the transport choices we make, commodities are central to all our lives.

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For richer or poorer: the relationship between money and marriage

20-Aug-2014

Is money a hindrance or a help when it comes to relationships?

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Monkey takes photograph - but who owns the copyright?

6-Aug-2014

Wikimedia has refused to take down a photographer’s image of a monkey from Wikipedia, arguing the monkey, not the photographer, was the one that pressed the shutter button. What’s the legal position?

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Sporting bodies deliver knock-out blow to the courts

31-Jul-2014

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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Charity and politics: can they mix?

29-Jul-2014

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

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Lawyer 2B launches some quick-fire questions at Shearman & Sterling trainee Simon Thexton    

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