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The Lawyer partners with Mind to launch employee wellness report

22-May-2015 9:37 am | By Richard Simmons

The Lawyer and Lawyer 2B have teamed up with sister publication Employee Benefits and mental health charity Mind to produce an in-depth report into how law firms incentivise and engage staff through their remuneration and benefits strategies.

Linklaters

Linklaters' NQ pay falls behind Slaughter and May's

22-May-2015 9:00 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Linklaters has released its pay bands for junior lawyers during 2015/16, leaving newly-qualified (NQ) pay lagging slightly behind their peers at Hogan Lovells and Slaughter and May.

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oil barrel energy

First 'crowdfunded justice' project launches with BP torture allegation case

22-May-2015 0:01 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

A website which crowdfunds social justice cases has launched its first case, which sees a prominent Colombian trade unionist allege that BP employed paramilitaries to kidnap and torture him.

Barristers strike

"No other sector has borne such brutal cuts:" Criminal bar backs more strikes over legal aid reform

21-May-2015 12:20 pm | By Richard Simmons

“The most able and committed young lawyers will have no future, and the independent bar will collapse,” warns CBA of proposed changes. 

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Bakers and Hogan Lovells to compare applicants' backgrounds in bid to promote social mobility

21-May-2015 11:25 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Baker & McKenzie and Hogan Lovells have partnered with diversity organisation Rare Recruitment to contextualise their recruitment by comparing economic and social circumstances of applicants.

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Fieldfisher

Fieldfisher appoints first diversity manager with aim of increasing female leadership

21-May-2015 0:02 am | By Rachel Moloney

Fieldfisher has appointed its first diversity and inclusion manager, as the firm makes plans to increase the number of women in leadership positions.

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Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells matches Slaughters with NQ salary hike to £70,000

20-May-2015 3:09 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Hogan Lovells has increased its newly-qualified (NQ) salary to £70,000, sailing past the current pay packets of magic circle NQs.

Exit

Trainee who faked degree and LPC certificates is barred from profession

20-May-2015 3:07 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

A trainee solicitor who was found to have faked his degree and LPC has been barred from the profession by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

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Shakespeares and SGH Martineau confirm June merger

22-May-2015 11:23 am | By Jonathon Manning

Midlands firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau have confirmed they will complete their merger on 15 June, less than three months after the two announced they were in talks.

News in Brief

Commercial digest: Friday 22 May

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

Amal Alamuddin

10 practical career tips if you want to be a human rights lawyer

21-May-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Lawyer 2B attended a Law Society event on how to become a human rights lawyer earlier this week. Here’s what we learned.

Sehaj Lamba

The business of law: how firms stay profitable

20-May-2015 | By Sej Lamba

Once upon a time when my ‘past self’ first considered a legal career, business and profits did not spring to mind.

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China: Quantitative Easing on the horizon?

19-May-2015

It is common knowledge that China’s economy has been slowing over the past few years, leaving behind decades of double-digit growth.

Sarah Moir-Porteous, Shearman & Sterling

Sarah Moir-Porteous, Shearman & Sterling

18-May-2015

Lawyer 2B quizzes Shearman & Sterling trainee Sarah Moir-Porteous

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Sehaj Lamba

The business of law: how firms stay profitable

20-May-2015

Once upon a time when my ‘past self’ first considered a legal career, business and profits did not spring to mind.

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China: Quantitative Easing on the horizon?

19-May-2015

It is common knowledge that China’s economy has been slowing over the past few years, leaving behind decades of double-digit growth.

David Cameron Conservative

What does the Conservative victory mean for immigration lawyers?

8-May-2015

Now the results are in and we know that the Conservatives have won a majority, what does this mean for migrants and indeed immigration lawyers? 

WTFT interest rates

What the FT? Cameron first PM since 1950s to enjoy whole term with no rate rise

6-May-2015

The Financial Times has reported that David Cameron is the first PM since the 1950s to enjoy a whole term with no interest rate rise. But what does that mean and why is it important?

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Law less ordinary: Parliamentary and electoral law

5-May-2015

“Politicians are an unusual bunch,” says Gerald Shamash, of Steel & Shamash – the Labour Party’s go-to legal advisers.

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Election 2015: the laws behind leaflets

29-Apr-2015

While it may appear that political parties, candidates and other campaigners are locked in an uninhibited battle for the hearts and minds of the nation, those wanting to make their voices heard prior to polling day are subject to an array of rules that regulate the business of campaigning generally and campaign materials in particular.

Shadow banking

What's the deal with... shadow banking?

28-Apr-2015

Although the term may evoke an image of institutions that are up to no good, shadow banking plays an important role in providing alternative finance options.

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What's the deal with... litigation finance?

24-Apr-2015

Today’s up-and-coming lawyers must be ready to talk to their clients and their companies about litigation finance.

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Amal Alamuddin

10 practical career tips if you want to be a human rights lawyer

21-May-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Lawyer 2B attended a Law Society event on how to become a human rights lawyer earlier this week. Here’s what we learned.

Glasses

​Junior lawyer life-hacks: commercial awareness

15-May-2015

On top of excellent academics, a strong set of extra-curricular activities and plenty of legal experience, most firms now demand commercial awareness as part of their recruiting process.

Inns of Court bar barrister

Why the BSB’s Professional Statement matters for aspiring barristers

28-Apr-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) recently said that its professional statement could be the key to unlocking the bar for many people who are currently unable to access the profession.

Employability webcast

Webcast: How to make yourself employable video

Lawyer 2B 23-Apr-2015

Expert advice on making yourself attractive to legal recruiters. 

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Sarah Moir-Porteous, Shearman & Sterling

Sarah Moir-Porteous, Shearman & Sterling

Lawyer 2B quizzes Shearman & Sterling trainee Sarah Moir-Porteous

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Opinion

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​Black spider letters: Government’s last word ‘annihilated’

15-May-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Government’s ability to have the final say on Freedom of Information (FoI) requests has been “circumscribed, arguably almost to the point of annihilation” in the wake of the ‘black spider letters’ case.

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