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Slaughters appoints second diversity chief as it pilots flexi-working scheme

18-Aug-2014 4:48 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Slaughter and May has appointed a second diversity chief, Susannah Macknay, to assist the firm’s inclusion efforts.

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Premier League lawyers will not sue fans over ‘pirated’ Vine videos

18-Aug-2014 4:45 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Football fans will not be pursued with legal action for sharing unofficial footage on the popular Twitter-owned video platform, Vine.

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Shearman, Latham and Mills & Reeve among latest to reveal autumn retention

15-Aug-2014 12:58 pm | By Richard Simmons

Five more firms have posted their retention rate for autumn 2014.

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Eight new training contracts with social welfare law focus created

15-Aug-2014 0:01 am | By Richard Simmons

Eight new training contracts are to be created through a new fellowship scheme run by the Legal Education Foundation (LEF).

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Mishcon de Reya to take on legal apprentices

14-Aug-2014 3:01 pm | By Richard Simmons

Mishcon de Reya is to hire two legal apprentices in an attempt to increase the diversity of its future pool of lawyers.

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Russell Group unis still to fill LLB places for autumn

13-Aug-2014 0:02 am | By Richard Simmons

The day before A level results are released, places on law degrees are still available at some of the country’s most highly-regarded universities.

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Macfarlanes holds on to 84 per cent of autumn qualifiers

12-Aug-2014 10:24 am | By Richard Simmons

Macfarlanes will retain 84 per cent of its autumn qualifying trainees in newly-qualified (NQ) positions

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Clifford Chance keeps on 75% of qualifiers

11-Aug-2014 3:46 pm | By Richard Simmons

Clifford Chance will keep on 75 per cent of its September 2014 qualifying trainees in newly qualified roles.

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DWF announces autumn retention for its largest-ever qualifying cohort

19-Aug-2014 4:42 pm | By Richard Simmons

DWF has revealed that it will retain 81 per cent of its October qualifiers.

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Death row cases: my experience and how to get involved

19-Aug-2014

LLM student Richard Murtagh talks about his work on death row appeals cases with Amicus

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18-Aug-2014

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Monkey takes photograph - but who owns the copyright?

6-Aug-2014

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?

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Sporting bodies deliver knock-out blow to the courts

31-Jul-2014

Recent case of Bruce Baker v British Boxing Board of Control yet again reaffirms the primacy of sporting bodies over domestic courts’ decisions.

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Charity and politics: can they mix?

29-Jul-2014

There is a prohibition on charities existing for political purposes, but is the law behind the times?

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Life in a global law firm video

24-Jul-2014

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?

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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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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.

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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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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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