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Despite the talk about commercial awareness, lawyers still don't understand clients, says study

20-Apr-2015 11:27 am | By Richard Simmons

Lawyers rate themselves much more highly than their clients do, a new survey has revealed.

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White & Case mulls NQ salary hike to £90k

20-Apr-2015 0:02 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

White & Case is reviewing its newly-qualified (NQ) salaries with a view to raising them to the same level as those paid by rival US firms in London.

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A&O makes up nine women in largest promotions round for three years

17-Apr-2015 12:38 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O) has appointed 22 lawyers to its partnership worldwide, including nine women, in its largest promotions round in three years.

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'Bar Council's attack on BPTC providers is wrong' - Nottingham Law School responds to Rivlin criticism

17-Apr-2015 12:24 pm

Earlier this week, a Bar Council report criticised the commercial providers of the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), saying they “are using the system to make money from people with no realistic prospect of pupillage.” Here is the response of one of those providers, Nottingham Law School.

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Yours for less than the cost of an LPC: the University of Law is flogging a BMW

16-Apr-2015 1:43 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Law is selling a BMW 1 Series Hatchback, offering the 2009-reg vehicle at a price of £9,290.

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Bar Council backs Lib Dem manifesto

16-Apr-2015 12:02 pm | By Richard Simmons

The Bar Council has responded with guarded enthusiasm to the Liberal Democrats’ manifesto pledges on access to justice.

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First paralegal to qualify through non-training contract ‘short cut’ admitted as a solicitor

15-Apr-2015 12:11 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

The first paralegal to qualify through ‘equivalent means’ has today been admitted as a solicitor.

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Labour: We’ll defend judicial review and abolish tribunal fee system

15-Apr-2015 0:02 am | By Richard Simmons

The Labour Party has promised to address the Coalition Government’s changes to judicial review in its election manifesto, but stopped short of promising to reverse cuts to legal aid funding.

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Clifford Chance, A&O and Slaughters set to plummet in Google search rankings

22-Apr-2015 0:02 am | By Richard Simmons

Nearly half of the UK’s top 100 firms including three of the elite will take a significant hit in Google search traffic because they have failed to develop mobile-friendly websites.

News in Brief

Commercial digest: Tuesday 21 April

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

Confused

The LLB Year 1: What I learned in the spring term

21-Apr-2015

The second term of my first year studying an LLB law degree at Bristol University is over and with that, a fresh set of cases and concepts to get to grips with.

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Lucy Slater, Cleary Gottlieb

20-Apr-2015

”At 16 I read a book about the restitution of artwork stolen by Nazis during WWII. It fascinated me that the law could permeate all areas of life and help grant redress to those who had suffered such historically poignant losses.”

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Holes, headaches and unease: What a Brexit would really mean

20-Apr-2015 | By Ian Cox

With the general election just 17 days away and the prospect of a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU if the Conservatives win, firms have to consider the consequences for their clients in the event of a ‘Brexit’.

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How how a change in immigration law affects family solicitors

16-Apr-2015

People normally think of consulting a family lawyer at the end of their marriage, but increasing numbers of clients are planning ahead, taking advice before they marry on matters such as pre-nuptial agreements and the protection of assets on the breakdown of their relationship.

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How how a change in immigration law affects family solicitors

16-Apr-2015

People normally think of consulting a family lawyer at the end of their marriage, but increasing numbers of clients are planning ahead, taking advice before they marry on matters such as pre-nuptial agreements and the protection of assets on the breakdown of their relationship.

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Election 2015: a private client lawyer’s take

15-Apr-2015

Labour’s pledge to abolish ’non-dom’ status has made waves, but it’s not the only issue in this election campaign that will potentially have an effect on the work of private client lawyers. 

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City solicitors, a 22-year old UKIP law grad and a barrister standing for the Whigs: the legal profession’s MP hopefuls

10-Apr-2015

At every general election, a new crop of lawyers stand for Parliament. Here are some of this year’s hopefuls…

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Islamic Finance: an overview

9-Apr-2015

With the banks and the economy dominating the headlines more than ever in today’s world, Islamic finance is often overlooked as an ethical and appropriate means of finance.

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Election 2015: an immigration lawyer’s take

8-Apr-2015

The General Election is fast approaching and with immigration being one of the major issues, a potential change in government may affect lawyers working in the field

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Election 2015: a finance lawyer's take

1-Apr-2015

As the electorate head to the polls, it is clear that even a number of years after the financial crisis, Westminster’s handling of the City still remains a key political issue.

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The implications of Vince v Wyatt

26-Mar-2015

Supreme Court backs financial claim by ex-wife 22 years after divorce - what next?

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Election 2015: a planning lawyer's take

25-Mar-2015

Planning law is an area where politicians and lawyers alike have to tread carefully in the run-up to an election, especially in regard to controversial developments.

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Meet the Hogan Lovells NQ who's standing for Parliament

10-Apr-2015

Fraser Galloway has just qualified at Hogan Lovells, but he’s currently campaigning to be elected as MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South.

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In-house

13-Mar-2015

Not all lawyers choose to work in private practice. A growing number are being employed as advisors by all sorts of organisations: manufacturers, banks, oil companies, telecoms companies, football clubs, newspapers, central or local government, to name but a few. This is an overview of what’s it like working in-house, and what skills you need…

Women in management

Where are the women law firm leaders?

9-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Just eight women hold senior management roles in the UK’s top 50 firms despite females dominating the profession at entry level. How can that gulf be closed and what career steps will make the top more reachable? We asked today’s leaders.

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First-year events: who does what?

5-Mar-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Events targeted at first-year undergrads are on the increase. What do different law firms do, and how can you get on one?

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60 second interview

Lucy Slater, Cleary Gottlieb

Lucy Slater, Cleary Gottlieb

”At 16 I read a book about the restitution of artwork stolen by Nazis during WWII. It fascinated me that the law could permeate all areas of life and help grant redress to those who had suffered such historically poignant losses.”

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Opinion

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Holes, headaches and unease: What a Brexit would really mean

20-Apr-2015 | By Ian Cox

With the general election just 17 days away and the prospect of a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU if the Conservatives win, firms have to consider the consequences for their clients in the event of a ‘Brexit’.

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