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Retention at CMS Cameron McKenna slumps to 62%

27-Mar-2015 9:20 am | By Richard Simmons

Just 16 out of 26 will stay on.

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Law student cleared of planning terror attack after secret trial

26-Mar-2015 2:23 pm | By Richard Simmons

A law student has been found not guilty of planning a terrorist attack

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Blackstone's Dinah Rose QC secures Supreme Court victory in Prince Charles letters case

26-Mar-2015 10:48 am | By Joanne Harris

Blackstone Chambers’ Dinah Rose QC and the Guardian have successfully defended a Government appeal to the Supreme Court over the disclosure of secret letters written by Prince Charles to ministers.

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39 Essex drops 'street' from brand ahead of office move and appoints first female head of chambers

26-Mar-2015 0:02 am | By Tabby Kinder

39 Essex Street Chambers has dropped the ‘street’ from its name ahead of its move to 81 Chancery Lane in September.

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BPP and Huddersfield students take prizes in LawWorks' pro bono awards

25-Mar-2015 6:00 pm | By Richard Simmons

Universities of Greenwich and Strathclyde also pick up prizes for not-for-profit initiatives

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Law schools plan expansion of pro bono activities in anticipation of increased demand

25-Mar-2015 4:50 pm

The majority of UK law schools are planning to increase their pro bono activities, a survey by LawWorks has revealed.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Clarkson lines up Quinn Emanuel to take on BBC

25-Mar-2015 12:29 pm | By Natasha Bernal

BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has instructed Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan to represent him in any potential commercial dispute against the BBC for breach of contract.

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A “devastating blow” for access to justice: Court of Appeal rejects Law Society challenge over legal aid contracts

25-Mar-2015 11:32 am | By Tabby Kinder

The Court of Appeal has rejected a challenge by the Law Society to Government plans that will cut criminal legal aid contracts for duty solicitors.

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University of Law granted ABS licence, beating Nottingham Trent to the punch

27-Mar-2015 4:22 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Law has been granted an Altenative Business Structure (ABS) licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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Commercial digest: Friday 27 March

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

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

Divorce

The implications of Vince v Wyatt

26-Mar-2015

Supreme Court backs financial claim by ex-wife 22 years after divorce - what next?

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Election 2015: a planning lawyer's take

25-Mar-2015

Planning law is an area where politicians and lawyers alike have to tread carefully in the run-up to an election, especially in regard to controversial developments.

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Kinder's casebook: Why Asda has instructed three major firms to take on a mammoth equal pay claim

24-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Lawyer’s litigation reporter looks at what could be the UK’s most expensive ever equal pay claim

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Lisa Goatcher, Dentons

23-Mar-2015

Lawyer 2B launches some quick-fire questions at Dentons’ Lisa Goatcher

Divorce

The implications of Vince v Wyatt

26-Mar-2015

Supreme Court backs financial claim by ex-wife 22 years after divorce - what next?

election

Election 2015: a planning lawyer's take

25-Mar-2015

Planning law is an area where politicians and lawyers alike have to tread carefully in the run-up to an election, especially in regard to controversial developments.

Megan Paul

Key legal documents: Articles of Association

20-Mar-2015

A series looking at key legal documents. This week: Articles of Association 

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Data a key tool in tackling fatal male violence against women

19-Mar-2015

Freshfields provided pro bono advice on the creation of the Femicide Census: a ground-breaking census monitoring fatal violence against women that could save lives

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Budget 2015: what does it mean for lawyers?

19-Mar-2015

What impact will yesterday’s Budget have on different areas of practice? We asked some lawyers how it will affect their work…

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Election 2015: a healthcare lawyer's take

18-Mar-2015

7 May 2015 - Election Day. Parliament will dissolve on 30 March 2015 as the nation braces itself for new policies from the party or parties that will form a government.

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Murder at Crufts? Dog poisoning and the law

17-Mar-2015

On 7 March 2015, the canine world was turned upside down when it was claimed that six dogs were poisoned at the prestigious annual Crufts show.

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Gibraltar set to become FIFA's 210th member at last?

17-Mar-2015

In 2003, after becoming affiliated to UEFA following six years of delays and a successful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the Gibraltar Football Association (GFA) recommenced its application for FIFA membership, which was initially lodged in 1997 (the ‘Application’).

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In-house

13-Mar-2015

Not all lawyers choose to work in private practice. A growing number are being employed as advisors by all sorts of organisations: manufacturers, banks, oil companies, telecoms companies, football clubs, newspapers, central or local government, to name but a few. This is an overview of what’s it like working in-house, and what skills you need…

Women in management

Where are the women law firm leaders?

9-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Just eight women hold senior management roles in the UK’s top 50 firms despite females dominating the profession at entry level. How can that gulf be closed and what career steps will make the top more reachable? We asked today’s leaders.

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First-year events: who does what?

5-Mar-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Events targeted at first-year undergrads are on the increase. What do different law firms do, and how can you get on one?

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LGBT and the law: where do we go from here?

27-Feb-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

It is tempting to believe that the prejudice and problems experienced by gay people have now largely been consigned to the history books: an ugly issue which no modern professional would ever have to deal with. That’s wishful thinking however, and the reasons for it are more complex than straightforward homophobia.

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Lisa Goatcher, Dentons

Lawyer 2B launches some quick-fire questions at Dentons’ Lisa Goatcher

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The machines are coming for your job

23-Mar-2015 | By David Halliwell

The commoditisation of artificial intelligence means many areas of the lawyer’s trade are at risk – including the ‘creative’ element.

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