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“This will lead to paranoia among firms and automaton junior lawyers”: Profession responds angrily to SRA's plan to scrap trainee code

5-Mar-2015 7:00 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The legal profession has reacted with anger at the SRA’s plans to withdraw from the Graduate Recruitment Code.

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Nabarro hits 100% retention

5-Mar-2015 6:57 am | Updated: 5-Mar-2015 10:37 am | By Richard Simmons

Nabarro has kept on all ten of its spring 2015 qualifying trainees.

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Finalists revealed for Future Legal Mind competition

5-Mar-2015 6:56 am | Updated: 5-Mar-2015 2:14 pm

Ten students on the shortlist for a chance to win £5,000, work experience and their essay published on Lawyer 2B.

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Breaking: SRA may scrap trainee rules, allowing recruitment at any age

4-Mar-2015 3:09 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is considering withdrawing from the Graduate Recruitment Code, as governed by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS).

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Ashurst keeps on 21 of 23 in stellar retention round

4-Mar-2015 9:30 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Meanwhile, Olswang has also released its results, keeping on seven of eight qualifiers.

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells blames practice area mismatch for nosedive in retention

3-Mar-2015 4:31 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Hogan Lovells will retain just 21 of 32 trainees in newly-qualified (NQ) positions this spring, giving it a 66 per cent retention rate.

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UCL professor named Law Teacher of the Year

2-Mar-2015 11:27 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

A UCL law professor has been awarded the Law Teacher of the Year award by Oxford University Press (OUP).

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Mishcon heads up ten firms ranked in Sunday Times Best Companies list

2-Mar-2015 10:24 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Mishcon de Reya has achieved the highest law firm ranking in the annual Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list, coming in at seventh.

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Baker & McKenzie keeps on 82% of spring qualifiers

6-Mar-2015 9:30 am | By Richard Simmons

Baker & McKenzie is to retain 82% of its qualifying trainees this spring.

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International Women's Day

Three cases that have defined women's rights in the UK and beyond

6-Mar-2015 | By Amy Woolfson

To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, Amy Woolfson takes a look at some of the cases that have defined women’s rights in the UK and beyond.

Nottingham law fair

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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The L2B Union: Are televised election debates between party leaders a good thing?

4-Mar-2015

The first in a series in which Lawyer 2B readers debate a topical issue.

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When it comes to domestic violence, the UK's going backwards

3-Mar-2015

Sixteen member states have now ratified the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention, which prevents and combats violence against women and domestic violence. The UK has so far failed to do so.

International Women's Day

Three cases that have defined women's rights in the UK and beyond

6-Mar-2015

To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, Amy Woolfson takes a look at some of the cases that have defined women’s rights in the UK and beyond.

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What the FT? What does Russia's sovereign credit rating being downgraded to 'junk' mean?

2-Mar-2015

The FT has reported that Russia’s sovereign credit rating has been downgraded to “junk”. But what does that actually mean, what repercussions does it have, and what do lawyers have to consider?

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Whistleblowing and the NHS: the lawyers' perspective

26-Feb-2015

The idea of whistleblowing, particularly in the context of the NHS, was once seen as a very technical area for lawyers. Nowadays, it’s making front page headlines. But what is it all about and what is the real relevance for someone aiming for a career in the law?

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Viral content: an intellectual property headache

25-Feb-2015

It’s always hard to know what material will capture the public imagination, but once something goes viral you can be sure everyone will know about it. So what do you do on that fateful day when you eagerly open the latest message you’ve been sent to find the content staring you back in the face is the very same content you created?

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L2B explains the FT: The O2/Three merger and competition law

24-Feb-2015

The FT has reported that Telefonica may be about to sell its O2 operations in the UK to Hutchison Whampoa for over £10bn. Much of the subsequent discussion has focused on whether competition regulators will seek to block the transaction. We look at the reasons behind their concerns and the implications of their involvement.

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Kinder's casebook: How the Tchenguiz brothers faced down the UK fraud office over a botched probe

19-Feb-2015

The Lawyer’s litigation reporter looks at the ongoing saga of the Tchenguiz litigation

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An introduction to the Shanghai Free Trade Zone

18-Feb-2015

Anyone seeking to understand China’s economic miracle would be well-advised to head to Shanghai. 

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L2B explains the FT: Miners suffer reversal of fortune in Africa

18-Feb-2015

The FT has reported on the impact of falling commodity prices on mining in Africa - what are the legal and commercial issues behind the story?

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Nottingham law fair

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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LGBT and the law: where do we go from here?

27-Feb-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

It is tempting to believe that the prejudice and problems experienced by gay people have now largely been consigned to the history books: an ugly issue which no modern professional would ever have to deal with. That’s wishful thinking however, and the reasons for it are more complex than straightforward homophobia.

BT

Life as an in-house trainee

17-Feb-2015

Chris Benn had a training contract offer from a large law firm but decided to train in-house instead. He explains why.

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A day in the life of a paralegal

6-Feb-2015

The kinds of jobs a trainee can expect to be given are well-documented, but what is the life of a paralegal like?

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Lawyer 2B launches some quick-fire questions at Freshfields trainee Robert Colvin

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The L2B Union: Are televised election debates between party leaders a good thing?

4-Mar-2015

The first in a series in which Lawyer 2B readers debate a topical issue.

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