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Hogan Lovells has revealed a 77 per cent retention rate for its autumn 2014 qualifiers, employing 27 of 35 trainees in newly-qualified (NQ) positions.
President of the Supreme Court Lord Neuberger has called for cameras to be allowed into courts, stating that there is a “strong case for saying that court hearings should be televised”.
Norton Rose Fulbright has revealed its retention rate for autumn 2014, with the number of newly-qualified (NQ) lawyers staying at the firm dropping compared to recent qualification dates.
DWF has appointed BPP as its new LPC training provider after three years with the University of Law (ULaw).
The Government has approved new standards that will allow apprentices to work their way up to full solicitor status.
DWF has revealed that it will retain 81 per cent of its October qualifiers.
Slaughter and May has appointed a second diversity chief, Susannah Macknay, to assist the firm’s inclusion efforts.
Football fans will not be pursued with legal action for sharing unofficial footage on the popular Twitter-owned video platform, Vine.
Wakefield-based residential conveyancing firm Beaumont Legal has launched a training academy, aiming to produce the next generation of lawyers and advance the skills of those already working with the firm.
Is money a hindrance or a help when it comes to relationships?
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?
Recent case of Bruce Baker v British Boxing Board of Control yet again reaffirms the primacy of sporting bodies over domestic courts’ decisions.
There is a prohibition on charities existing for political purposes, but is the law behind the times?
Many law firms bill themselves as global, but does a firm’s international footprint really make a difference to the lives of its most junior lawyers?
The Data Retention and Investigations Powers Bill hit the headlines last week - but what's it all about?
Following recent developments, the UK courts are likely to prove far less fruitful hunting grounds for distressed debt funds.
Making the move from the bar to a law firm can be a culture shock.
New laws to tackle pay inequality between men and women are to be introduced - but will they work?
Lawyers from diverse backgrounds are an untapped resource but more needs to be done to achieve equal footing.
As England licks its footballing wounds, could the SFO exercise its powers to tackle Fifa corruption and bribery?
LLM student Richard Murtagh talks about his work on death row appeals cases with Amicus
As an eager first seat trainee, the opportunity to work with the Covington capital markets team on a high-profile equity capital markets and M&A transaction was one that I jumped at, albeit with a considerable degree of nerves.
Herbert Smith Freehills’ Rebecca Perlman went on secondment with the Government of Sierra Leone.
Covington & Burling’s Emilie Jones advises the IPC on doping cases
Two Liverpool University law students describe their small but significant pro bono role on the Hillsborough inquest.
BPTC Holly Woodhouse student talks about her experience on a unique mentoring scheme.
David True travels more than 300 miles to his paralegal job each week. Here’s why…
Accutrainee’s Simon Latham talks about his experience of an unusual training contract
It is not easy deciding on which career path to take when you finish school at the age of 16 with very few qualifications. Born and bred in Hackney, East London, this is the dilemma that I found myself in having finished school and not done well enough to even be eligible to take A levels.
The financially lucrative business of match-fixing has been an existing problem for almost 100 years and it is becoming ever more prominent in sport today.
Kent law student Claire Splawn explains her role in a groundbreaking asylum case.
People often believe apprenticeships are low-level qualifications that don’t lead anywhere. However there are over 200 apprenticeships to choose from, offering 1,200 roles.
Events & Competitions
Five students win cash prize
This event on 13 October 2014 brings together many top UK judges from an Asian background.
The Law Reform Committee of the General Council of the Bar is running its annual essay competition designed to encourage and foster an interest in law reform.