Clifford Chance U-turn will see NQs announced before Christmas By Joshua Freedman 11 December 2012 16:07 17 December 2015 11:43 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 13 December 2012 at 15:01 The reason for the delay is that there is about to be a group of litigation partners are about to move to another firm. The majority of trainees put down litigation a their first preference and this has left the firm with a huge dilemma as they simply have no clue how much work they will have. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.