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Wragge & Co and Lawrence Graham (LG) are to finally merge after partners voted in the move on Monday, creating a £170m firm under the name Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co.
Lawyer 2B readers have voted against a recent move by RPC to scrap its flat rate newly-qualified (NQ) salary in favour of performance-related pay.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is proposing to abolish the limit on the number of trainees that firms can take on, in a bid to increase trainee numbers.
Weightmans is to recruit greater numbers of apprentices, following on from an initial launch earlier in the year.
Linklaters is to introduce a merit-based element to its associate lockstep structure in an effort to “reward high performance as well as chargeable work” after lifting a junior lawyer pay freeze earlier in the year.
A number of high profile criminal sets have clashed with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) due to its circulation of a list of practitioners who might undertake Very High Cost Cases, which are now subject to reduced rates.
CMS Cameron McKenna and Dundas & Wilson partners have said yes to a £277m-tie-up that will go live in May 2014.
A recent article in Lawyer 2B about RPC scrapping its NQ flat rate salary for performance-based pay caught my eye and got me thinking about whether the NQ stage was too early to introduce a merit-based system.
New research highlights the impact of Government cuts on lawyers entering criminal practice
The scramble by companies to obtain personal information has implications for privacy law
Advising health professionals about commercial contracts is both challenging and satisfying
Opposition to the badger cull has united many animal campaign groups and lawyers who believe the cull is unnecessary, as well as inhumane, writes Paula Sparks.
Anyone can fit the mould. Anyone can be memorable. But can anyone fit the mould and be memorable at the same time?
Personal injury arm breaks from corporate to join Australian mega-firm
Despite being home to one of Europe’s largest legal markets, Spain has been hit hard by the economic crisis
It might mean you spend an extra year completing the GDL, but taking a non-law degree in no way hinders your career prospects – in fact, it could help them
Mooting season is upon us. Whether you are planning to take part for the first time, or consider yourself a seasoned mooter, these tips are designed to get you thinking and help you to enjoy the experience.
In June, Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles published guidance to councils asking them to allow filming and use of social media in their meetings. Nonetheless, certain councils remain strongly opposed to this.
Prediction: Legal aid changes will have a devastating effect on the criminal bar, although the international commercial bar will thrive
Social mobility is a huge concern for the legal profession, and in recent years most major firms have put increasing effort into developing programmes to help raise aspirations in their local communities.
Had you asked me six months ago, I would have told you that my legal career was already mapped out: A levels, followed by university, the LPC, and hopefully securing a training contract. However, that was before I undertook work experience at Riverview.
As a career-changer and recent law graduate I had a diverse CV but I required more legal work experience, writes Megan Attree.
City Law School LPC student Joshua Schuermann was on the victorious team in the recent Young Legal Minds contest.
Due to recent cuts in legal aid funding, especially for family law, there has been an increased demand on the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB).
My training contract at Wragge & Co has given me the opportunity to undertake 6 months of pro bono work for Oxfam GB.
Working at a City law firm, I never expected to get involved in social services law, and I definitely never imagined I would be involved in the legislative process.
I’ve been fortunate enough to work on a few different pro-bono projects while I’ve been a trainee at Baker & McKenzie, most significantly representing the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Supreme Court.
In January 2006, Dentons (then legacy firm Denton Wilde Sapte) set up a legal advice clinic in East London’s Poplar (inventively called Poplaw).
As a trainee in any City law firm, it’s fairly safe to assume you will do some pro bono work during your training contract.
Established to coordinate the Bar’s pro bono effort for those who cannot obtain legal aid and cannot afford to pay, the Bar Pro Bono Unit’s service is now needed like never before.
As part of my training contract I was fortunate enough to undertake a six month secondment at one of the world’s largest football clubs – Manchester City FC.
Events & Competitions
On 16 January 2014, Lawyer 2B, in association with The University of Law, is holding a careers evening aimed at non-law students.
Magic circle firm Clifford Chance is running its annual Intelligent Aid competition for the fourth time.