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Fieldfisher boosts NQ salary by £4,000 as it posts autumn retention figures

31-Aug-2015 10:00 am | By Richard Simmons

Fieldfisher has increased its NQ salary and released its retention results for autumn 2015.

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ULaw puts business school on hold as it seeks more students

28-Aug-2015 11:49 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Law has backtracked on its plan to launch a business school this academic year, saying that it had not yet recruited “a viable mix of students, with the correct level of attainment.”

Linklaters

Linklaters retention hits 84 per cent

26-Aug-2015 2:05 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Linklaters has revealed its retention rate for its autumn 2015 qualifying trainees, with 84 per cent of its cohort staying at the firm in newly-qualified (NQ) lawyer roles.

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Allen & Overy racks up 86% retention

26-Aug-2015 11:34 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Allen & Overy (A&O) has revealed a retention rate of 86 per cent, keeping on 38 of 44 autumn 2015 qualifying trainees in newly-qualified (NQ) positions.

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​Kaplan Law School closes LPC and GDL to focus on “innovative new products”

25-Aug-2015 12:14 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Kaplan Law School has closed its Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) to focus on “innovative new products” which will cater to new legal education frameworks. 

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BLP keeps on 71 per cent of autumn 2015 trainees

21-Aug-2015 2:29 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has revealed a retention rate of 71 per cent, keeping 17 of its 24 autumn 2015 qualifying trainees.

Clifford Chance London

Clifford Chance retains 96 per cent of trainees following pledge to recruit more

21-Aug-2015 11:56 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Clifford Chance has retained 96 per cent of its autumn 2015 qualifying trainees, keeping 45 of 47 on at the firm.

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Criminal lawyers suspend legal aid strike after 52 days in "goodwill" gesture

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

The national strike by criminal barristers and solicitors against further cuts to legal aid fees has been called off after 52 days of continuous action following a ballot of members.

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Bristol students overturn 95% of DWP ‘fit for work’ declarations

1-Sep-2015 9:30 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Student volunteers at the Bristol and Avon Law Centre have overturned 95 per cent of Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) decisions made over the last two years in relation to 200 claimants who challenged the DWP’s assertion that they were fit for work.

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News in Brief

Commercial digest: Tuesday 1 September

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

Rugby World Cup

Ambush marketing - is it lawful?

1-Sep-2015

Hosting a major sporting tournament spreads a contagious feeling of euphoria across the host country, and it is all too tempting for brands to ride on that regardless of whether they are an official sponsor or not. Such attempts to associate with major events without paying for the honour are referred to as ‘ambush marketing’.

Emma Fox, TLT

Emma Fox, TLT

31-Aug-2015

“Broad questions like ’What do you think makes a good law firm?’ are difficult as you have to find a balance between giving a comprehensive answer and not being too ’waffly’. Take your time and think about what you’re going to say; interviewers don’t mind a short silence as long as it’s followed by a considered answer!”

Law school

Don't go to law school without considering these seven factors

27-Aug-2015 | By Michael Hornsey

It’s tempting for smart, motivated university students in their second and third years to look for a prestigious career that pays well and law seems like an obvious choice.

merger deal

A foolproof guide to networking

24-Aug-2015

Kaplan Law School held a personal branding and networking day last week. Here’s what we learned:

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Rugby World Cup

Ambush marketing - is it lawful?

1-Sep-2015

Hosting a major sporting tournament spreads a contagious feeling of euphoria across the host country, and it is all too tempting for brands to ride on that regardless of whether they are an official sponsor or not. Such attempts to associate with major events without paying for the honour are referred to as ‘ambush marketing’.

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What is the The Modern Slavery Act?

18-Aug-2015

Slavery is not just something you learn about in History. In 2013, 1,746 cases were reported in the UK and it is estimated to affect 29.8 million people worldwide.

Sehaj Lamba

It’s good to be different: how law firms stay competitive

11-Aug-2015

So you know about how overcrowded the legal market is and that competition is fiercer than ever.

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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.

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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.

Hospital

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?

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Law school

Don't go to law school without considering these seven factors

27-Aug-2015 | By Michael Hornsey

It’s tempting for smart, motivated university students in their second and third years to look for a prestigious career that pays well and law seems like an obvious choice.

merger deal

A foolproof guide to networking

24-Aug-2015

Kaplan Law School held a personal branding and networking day last week. Here’s what we learned:

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Career choices: Law, banking or accountancy?

12-Aug-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Which career would suit you best? Lawyer 2B looks at three industries and the qualities needed in each

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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.

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Emma Fox, TLT

Emma Fox, TLT

“Broad questions like ’What do you think makes a good law firm?’ are difficult as you have to find a balance between giving a comprehensive answer and not being too ’waffly’. Take your time and think about what you’re going to say; interviewers don’t mind a short silence as long as it’s followed by a considered answer!”

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Opinion

News of The World Leveson newspaper

Why the Leveson Report has been ineffective

14-Aug-2015

In the wake of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, the Leveson Report sought to investigate the practices of the British press. Three years on, it’s difficult to see any meaningful impact on the debate between privacy and press.

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