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Chris Grayling

House of Lords: Lord Chancellor does not need to be a lawyer

11-Dec-2014 0:03 am | By Natasha Bernal

The House of Lords Constitution Committee has determined that the Lord Chancellor’s role does not have to be filled by a qualified lawyer, although a background in law would be “a distinct advantage”.

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Cardiff students help overturn murder conviction

10-Dec-2014 4:00 pm

A group of Cardiff University law students have successfully proved the innocence of a man convicted for murder.

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Barrister disbarred for lying to client and acting without qualifications

5-Dec-2014 11:09 am | By Kate Beioley

A barrister has been disbarred by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) for dishonesty after lying to a client about submitting a visa application to the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and acting as a public access barrister without the required qualifications.

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Which firms take most and fewest trainees from vac schemes?

4-Dec-2014 9:52 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

More trainees than ever are recruited through vacation schemes, exclusive research by Lawyer 2B has revealed.

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80-year old law student graduates from University of Liverpool

3-Dec-2014 4:38 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

An 80-year old law student has graduated from the University of Liverpool, collecting his masters of law at a graduation ceremony held at the city’s Metropolitan Cathedral.

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Addleshaws, Bakers, Linklaters launch new UK parenting schemes after law change

2-Dec-2014 0:02 am | By Natasha Bernal

Addleshaw Goddard, Baker & McKenzie and Linklaters are among firms to put forward new policies after legislation on shared parental leave became law yesterday (1 December)

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Reed Smith revamps selection process to focus on strength-based assessment

12-Dec-2014 0:01 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Reed Smith has overhauled its approach to selecting trainees and vacation scheme students, switching its process to strength-based assessment in a bid to find candidates who display eight key qualities.

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"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.

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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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Race to California: Why are UK firms opening offices on the West Coast?

16-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Find out why firms are scrambling to invest in California real estate to catch the big fish in the Pacific. 

Catherine Drinnan, Latham & Watkins

The changing role of the pensions lawyer

16-Dec-2014

Pensions may not be the most glamorous area of law but there’s a lot going on, says Latham partner Catherine Drinnan

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"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.

San Francisco

Race to California: Why are UK firms opening offices on the West Coast?

16-Dec-2014

Find out why firms are scrambling to invest in California real estate to catch the big fish in the Pacific. 

Catherine Drinnan, Latham & Watkins

The changing role of the pensions lawyer

16-Dec-2014

Pensions may not be the most glamorous area of law but there’s a lot going on, says Latham partner Catherine Drinnan

Rachel Tandy

Life at the bar: Christmas in Chambers – five golden rules

16-Dec-2014

Our resident barrister gives her tips for a stress-free Christmas in chambers

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Intellectual property

11-Dec-2014

Intellectual property, or IP law as it’s often known, concerns intangible creations of the mind. It protects these creations through granting copyright, patents and trade marks.

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Child abuse: seeking justice

10-Dec-2014

Following a criminal investigation, there are many different avenues a survivor of abuse may pursue in holding a perpetrator accountable for their crimes.

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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.”

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Turning a vacation scheme into a training contract

4-Dec-2014

A successful vac schemer shares his tips for bagging a training contract.

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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

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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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Kem Ihenacho, Latham & Watkins

Kem Ihenacho, Latham & Watkins corporate partner

Lawyer 2B quizzes Latham & Watkins corporate partner Kem Ihenacho

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Simone Ritchie

The right to light – the Law Commission speaks

The Law Commission has published its long-awaited review of rights to light legislation after several years of consultation.

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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: Tesco to face angry shareholders in court over overstated profits

2-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Lawyer’s litigation reporter examines a case brought against the troubled supermarket chain, with Freshfields lining up against Stewarts Law

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