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​Bar Council report reveals scope of sexism at the bar

24-Jul-2015 8:50 am | By Richard Simmons

Legal aid cuts mean “we are potentially creating ‘no go’ areas of practice for women”, warns Alistair MacDonald QC

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Financial Times

Freshfields and Skadden land roles on Pearson’s £844m FT sale to Nikkei

23-Jul-2015 4:20 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have advised on the £844m deal to sell the Financial Times group to Japanese media firm Nikkei.

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MoJ launches fresh consultation to further hike court fees

23-Jul-2015 11:30 am | By Joanne Harris

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched another consultation to raise court fees, just months after the Coalition Government hiked some civil court fees by 600 per cent.

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Nabarro takes its first Manchester NQ as it reveals autumn retention

23-Jul-2015 0:01 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Nabarro will retain 10 of its 13 autumn 2015 qualifying trainees as newly-qualified (NQ) lawyers.

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Law Society of Scotland urges law firms to adopt ‘fair access’ policies

21-Jul-2015 9:30 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Law Society of Scotland has urged law firms to avoid asking candidates about their educational background and to accept alternative form of work experience in a bid to ensure fair access to the profession.

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In-house and private practice social mobility initiative expands nationwide

20-Jul-2015 9:30 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

A social mobility initiative coordinated by major in-house legal teams and law firms has tripled in size and expanded beyond London.

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Freshfields ransacks Manchester paralegal market with lure of huge salary boost

20-Jul-2015 9:05 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is understood to have marked its entry into the Manchester market by hoovering up the city’s paralegal resources, leaving other firms understaffed.

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A&O hikes associate pay by £20,000, adding bonuses to base level salaries

17-Jul-2015 3:10 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Allen & Overy has hiked its associate salaries by around £20,000 at every level from 1PQE to 3PQE by incorporating bonuses into monthly pay packets.

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RPC launches first overseas trainee seat in Hong Kong

27-Jul-2015 9:30 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

RPC has established its first international trainee secondment in its Hong Kong office.

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The Garrick's vote against female members: should lawyers care?

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Kenzo Onumonu, Bird & Bird

Kenzo Onumonu, Bird & Bird

27-Jul-2015

“It was tempting to apply to as many firms as possible but I found that once I established what I had in common with specific firms, I was more successful with applications.”

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​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?

Manchester

Should Manchester paralegals take advantage of Freshfields’ generous salary offer?

23-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has made waves in Manchester by offering the city’s paralegals turbocharged salaries to switch allegiances.

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Training contract application forms: what not to write

22-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Cliches to avoid and common mistakes: what are graduate recruiters’ most regular complaints about training contract applications?

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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?

Christian Leathley

​Legal implications arising from a Grexit

15-Jul-2015

While the chances of Greece leaving the eurozone have diminished a Grexit still remains possible.

Kevin Gold

What's the deal with... origination? (or, Could Mishcon de Reya's latest bold move change how lawyers are paid?)

15-Jul-2015

Mishcon de Reya isn’t a firm that shies away from the headlines. 

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Knock-for-knock clauses: taking a hit if things go wrong

14-Jul-2015

There are various types of contract for the provision of services to the offshore oil and gas sectors. 

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Regional focus: Edinburgh

10-Jul-2015

Edinburgh’s legal scene is changing following the RBS banking scandal, with streamlining on the agenda.

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White-collar crime

9-Jul-2015

Committed by forceful personalities and often international in nature, white-collar crimes are a challenge. Solving them means following paper trails, sifting through red herrings and observing human behaviour 

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The law misses the mark when it comes to revenge porn

8-Jul-2015

The law in England and Wales does not provide effective tools to deal with offences committed online. Revenge porn is no exception.

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Manchester

Should Manchester paralegals take advantage of Freshfields’ generous salary offer?

23-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has made waves in Manchester by offering the city’s paralegals turbocharged salaries to switch allegiances.

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Training contract application forms: what not to write

22-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Cliches to avoid and common mistakes: what are graduate recruiters’ most regular complaints about training contract applications?

Jay Sadanandan

Five things we learned from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum

1-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) launched its first event last week to talk about female ambition in the legal world, gathering some of the top female partners from US firms in the City to share their thoughts on how ambition can unlock opportunities (when used in the right way). 

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Five steps for survival as a first-seat trainee

30-Jun-2015 | By Michael Hornsey

If you’re a first-seat trainee feeling shell-shocked from your new work environment, these five steps will help you get your bearings. 

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Kenzo Onumonu, Bird & Bird

Kenzo Onumonu, Bird & Bird

“It was tempting to apply to as many firms as possible but I found that once I established what I had in common with specific firms, I was more successful with applications.”

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Why I'm not bothered by the Garrick's vote against female membership

17-Jul-2015

Does the fact that I cannot join the Garrick fill me with dismay? Not at all.

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