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ULaw to students: get half your fees back if you're not working in ‘legal or commerce’ after nine months

4-Aug-2015 10:24 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Law promised to reimburse Legal Practice Course (LPC) graduates with 50 per cent of their fees if they fail to find employment within the ‘legal and commerce fields’ after nine months of graduating.

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Exclusive: Clifford Chance's London office set to embrace agile working

4-Aug-2015 0:04 am | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance London managing partner David Bickerton is encouraging partners to work from home when possible in a bid to increase flexible working at the firm.

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University of Law chief executive departs after less than two years in job

3-Aug-2015 10:21 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Law’s chief executive has stepped down from his role just one month after its private equity owners sold the institution to education conglomerate Global University Systems (GUS).

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Keele University

Keele and Hertfordshire shut down their GDLs

3-Aug-2015 9:40 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Keele University and the University of Hertfordshire have closed their Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) courses.

City Gherkin

Bakers advertises for qualified solicitors to work as paralegals

31-Jul-2015 2:28 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Baker & McKenzie’s London office is advertising paralegal roles, which it says must be filled by qualified solicitors.

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Seven more training contracts on offer as Legal Education Foundation renews social welfare scheme

31-Jul-2015 10:46 am | By Louisa Baldwin

Seven more social welfare law training contracts have been created by the Legal Education Foundation (LEF) following last year’s pilot scheme.

HSF

Herbert Smith Freehills keeps 92 per cent of qualifiers in strong retention round

31-Jul-2015 10:00 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has revealed a 92 per cent retention rate for its autumn 2015 qualifying trainees, with 34 of 37 trainees staying on at the firm.

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Three in four lawyers burnt out

31-Jul-2015 0:01 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Nearly three in every four lawyers are suffering from burnout or worried about the condition, a survey of 1,000 lawyers has revealed.

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Leeds

Regional retention: strong results at Foot Anstey, Cripps and Walker Morris

5-Aug-2015 9:30 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Three regional firms have revealed high retention rates, with one posting a 100 per cent rate.

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Commercial digest: Wednesday 5 August

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

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Training contract interview prep: the hot commercial topics to read up on

5-Aug-2015

Preparing for a training contract interview? Get up to speed on current topical issues.

Inns of Court bar barrister

Is the Bar a profession in decline?

4-Aug-2015

A recent Bar Council report entitled Snapshot about women barristers’ experience today led to lurid headlines. 

Nick Mendoza, Howard Kennedy

Ilott v Mitson: a landmark ruling on testamentary freedom

3-Aug-2015

Last week the Court of Appeal made what many in the legal profession consider a landmark ruling in the case of Ilott v Mitson.

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Amy Harding, Hogan Lovells

3-Aug-2015

“Pro bono is a great way to take on more responsibility, have more client contact and work with people from other teams of the firm.”

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Greece debt

Training contract interview prep: the hot commercial topics to read up on

5-Aug-2015

Preparing for a training contract interview? Get up to speed on current topical issues.

Nick Mendoza, Howard Kennedy

Ilott v Mitson: a landmark ruling on testamentary freedom

3-Aug-2015

Last week the Court of Appeal made what many in the legal profession consider a landmark ruling in the case of Ilott v Mitson.

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Anatomy of a deal | On the pulse

30-Jul-2015

What it took for CMS to close two heavyweight construction PPP deals in 48 hours.

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Football insolvency - the football league changes its policy

29-Jul-2015

Football, like certain other sports, is unique in having its own insolvency policies. 

Astana, Kazakhstan

​Kazakhstan: more than just a ‘stan’

24-Jul-2015

It might be tempting to label all the ‘stans’ as similar countries found somewhere in the heart of Eurasia. But is there something which makes Kazakhstan different from other states and places with the Persian suffix ‘stan’ (literally meaning ‘country’) in their names?

Christian Leathley

​Legal implications arising from a Grexit

15-Jul-2015

While the chances of Greece leaving the eurozone have diminished a Grexit still remains possible.

Kevin Gold

What's the deal with... origination? (or, Could Mishcon de Reya's latest bold move change how lawyers are paid?)

15-Jul-2015

Mishcon de Reya isn’t a firm that shies away from the headlines. 

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Four ways the LPC is useful during your training contract

28-Jul-2015 | By Michael Hornsey

It’s often said that you barely use anything you learn on the Legal Practice Course, but here are some times when it does come in useful during a training contract.

Manchester

Should Manchester paralegals take advantage of Freshfields’ generous salary offer?

23-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has made waves in Manchester by offering the city’s paralegals turbocharged salaries to switch allegiances.

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Training contract application forms: what not to write

22-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Cliches to avoid and common mistakes: what are graduate recruiters’ most regular complaints about training contract applications?

Jay Sadanandan

Five things we learned from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum

1-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) launched its first event last week to talk about female ambition in the legal world, gathering some of the top female partners from US firms in the City to share their thoughts on how ambition can unlock opportunities (when used in the right way). 

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4-Aug-2015

A recent Bar Council report entitled Snapshot about women barristers’ experience today led to lurid headlines. 

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