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Taylor Wessing's retention rockets to 91 per cent

21-Jul-2014 11:17 am | By Amy Carlse

Taylor Wessing has revealed that will retain 91 per cent of its trainees in newly-qualified positions this autumn.

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Billionaire oligarch switches from Sidley to HSF for mammoth hotel battle

21-Jul-2014 0:03 am | By Kate Beioley

Naomi Campbell’s oligarch ex Vladislav Doronin has dropped Sidley Austin for Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) for the latest round of his High Court battle with his business partners.

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London associates launch women’s pre-partnership network to promote talent retention

18-Jul-2014 9:53 am | By The Lawyer editorial staff

Five associates from London firms are setting up a grassroots women’s legal network in a bid to engage and promote the next generation of female solicitors.

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Charles Russell and Speechly partners say yes to £135m merger

16-Jul-2014 2:43 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Partners at Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham have today voted favour of merging their firms to create a £135m firm with 170 partners.

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Macfarlanes rolls out CV-blind policy to training contract applicants

16-Jul-2014 10:08 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Macfarlanes has extended its CV-blind policy to its training contracts, making it the third firm to select its trainees using this method.

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Slater & Gordon lines up England cricket captain Alastair Cook as its brand ambassador

10-Jul-2014 3:02 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Slater & Gordon is set to sponsor England cricket captain Alastair Cook, in a move that will see him act as brand ambassador for the firm.

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Norton Rose Fulbright hikes salaries to magic circle levels

8-Jul-2014 11:10 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Newly-qualified (NQ) lawyers at Norton Rose Fulbright will now earn as much as their counterparts at Linklaters and Slaughter and May.

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LPC applications fall by 10 per cent as fees continue to climb

7-Jul-2014 10:59 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Applications for the Legal Practice Course (LPC) have dropped by 10 per cent compared to this time last year.

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Clifford Chance launches Dubai-based training contract

22-Jul-2014 1:03 pm | By Richard Simmons

Clifford Chance has launched a Middle East graduate scheme that will see trainees split their time between London and Dubai.

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Amy Francis, Jones Day

21-Jul-2014

We shoot some quick-fire questions at Jones Day trainee Amy Francis

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In the news: The Data Retention and Investigations Powers Bill

17-Jul-2014

The Data Retention and Investigations Powers Bill hit the headlines last week - but what's it all about?

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Robbie Ferag, Linklaters

14-Jul-2014

“My strangest interview question? Being asked how many windows were on the front of the building I was in.”

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Clipped wings: Vulture funds and issues surrounding them

11-Jul-2014

Following recent developments, the UK courts are likely to prove far less fruitful hunting grounds for distressed debt funds.

Google

Google and an EU ‘right to be forgotten’?

10-Jul-2014

In May the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a surprising ruling in the data protection case, Costeja, which concerned Google’s search engine.

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Webcast: How to make successful training contract applications video subscription

Lawyer 2B 5-Jun-2014

Making training contract applications this summer? Watch this video first!

Esra Tekdag, Fieldfisher

In the news: The Data Retention and Investigations Powers Bill

17-Jul-2014

The Data Retention and Investigations Powers Bill hit the headlines last week - but what's it all about?

Vulture

Clipped wings: Vulture funds and issues surrounding them

11-Jul-2014

Following recent developments, the UK courts are likely to prove far less fruitful hunting grounds for distressed debt funds.

Google

Google and an EU ‘right to be forgotten’?

10-Jul-2014

In May the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a surprising ruling in the data protection case, Costeja, which concerned Google’s search engine.

Pub

Last Orders for the Great British Pub?

8-Jul-2014

Changes in legislation have affected the pub industry for the worse over the last decade, but recent proposals look more promising.

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Cake or biscuit? The Scottish court decides

2-Jul-2014

HM Revenue & Customs is forced to defend its policy of charging VAT on biscuits and not cakes in what is a tough taste challenge for the Scottish courts

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Flexible working: the law is catching up with Generation Y

1-Jul-2014

Employees don’t have the right to flexible working… but they do now have the right to request it

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L2B explains the FT: China seeks to make the renminbi a global currency

27-Jun-2014

The FT has reported on George Osborne’s push to place London at the centre of the fast-growing renminbi trade. But what does that actually mean? Lawyer 2B looks at the paradox of China’s push to build a global currency.

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