MBAs have not been part of a lawyer’s training traditionally, but things are changing.
Dewey & LeBoeuf is attempting to find new jobs for its trainee solicitors as the London office faces collapse.
Shoosmiths plans to cut its headcount by 93, with most roles at risk of redundancy sitting in the volume motor personal injury team.
Dewey & LeBoeuf’s trainee solicitors are facing an uncertain future pending the conclusion of the firm’s latest renegotiation of bank loans, with an outcome due at the end of this month (30 April).
The Inner Temple has launched a social mobility initiative in partnership with 42 chambers with the aim of giving work experience to underrepresented students.
Inner Temple spearheads social mobility initiative for university graduates
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has pledged to kick-start the careers of two aspiring lawyers each year by offering scholarships, work experience and guaranteed training contract interviews.
Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have both announced they are keeping 89 per cent of their spring 2012 qualifying trainees.
Eversheds is rolling out a groundbreaking two-year pilot that will blend the LPC and the training contract.
Training contracts are often described as being like gold dust, but for mature applicants and career-changers the competition is arguably even more fierce, with a vast number of law firm graduate recruiters appearing to gear their campaigns towards 21-year-old budding lawyers.
In the past year a number of firms have begun flirting with the idea of the modern legal apprenticeship. But what is the attraction of the model and is there a place for it in the legal market?
A seventh institution has fled the GDL market this year due to poor enrolment.
Wilberforce Chambers is looking to gain an advantage in the war for talent by hiking its 2013 pupillage award by 35 per cent.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is shaking up its China trainee solicitor recruitment campaign by targeting aspiring lawyers from UK universities.
Beachcroft and Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC) have both put their trainee recruitment schemes on hold indefinitely just before their merger goes live on 1 November.
On the eve of the Second World War, 18-year-old Yvonne Moore stepped through the doors of a small Kent-based law firm to take up a temporary job.
As student costs rise part-time law courses are booming, but is the profession ready to shake off its bias against the option?
Addleshaw Goddard has successfully piloted its first legal work experience for 16 and 17 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Taylor Wessing is bolstering its associate pay by around 2 per cent.
Simmons & Simmons’ newly qualified retention rate has plummeted to just 59 per cent.
Norton Rose is the final top 10 law firm to reveal its newly qualified retention (NQ) rate, announcing another steady result.
Convincing a bunch of lawyers to don Cinderella costumes is a rare talent, but former Lovells (now Hogan Lovells) lawyer Darren Heath managed it.
Yorkshire firms Keeble Hawson and HLW Commercial Lawyers have merged to form one of the region’s biggest legal practices.
Ex-barrister Clare Wardle finds strength in numbers when dealing with the challenges of her role as Kingfisher general counsel.
Hogan Lovells is to keep on 73 per cent of its autumn qualifiers, representing a slightly higher retention rate than at the same point last year.
Healthcare specialist Bupa’s general counsel Paul Newton is keeping the pressure on his panel firms.
Despite witnessing the real drama of the courtroom, sole practitioner criminal barrister Emily Culverhouse satisfies her love of amateur dramatics by advising on - and even acting in - some top TV dramas.
The gap between associate salaries at the top UK and US firms is widening, with junior associates at UK firms being hit hardest by the recession.
Ten barristers from No5 Chambers are to trade blows with each other and a number of private practice solicitors in a bout to honour the memory of former chambers head Ralph Lewis QC.
An increasing number of top 20 law firms are rolling out opportunities for first-year undergraduates in a further bid to attract the best talent.
Top firms will work together to widen access to the law
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has approved plans for a new course that will reduce drastically the cost of legal education.
A number of firms with bases in Tokyo are offering their staff help to leave Japan following last week’s earthquake and tsunami.
Cash-strapped would-be barristers have been offered a vital lifeline following HSBC’s decision to relaunch its BPTC loan.
Legal executives remain the underdogs of the profession despite a push by the Institute of Legal Executives (Ilex) to make the role the third legal career path.
Eversheds is considering following Norton Rose’s lead and taking on apprentices in a number of its support departments.
More than four years ago the University of Bristol (UoB) Innocence Project decided to fight the conviction of a man accused of a brutal murder.
Kaplan Law School’s plan to introduce an admissions test for the LPC has been dashed after the SRA blocked the move.
Clifford Chance’s has achieved a dramatic turnaround in the retention of newly qualified (NQ) solicitors, with the firm posting a spring qualifier retention rate of 91 per cent.
BPP Law School has bowed to student demands by becoming the first LPC provider to launch a fast-track LPC to all students, beginning in August 2011.
US firm Quinn Emanuel Urqhart & Sullivan has announced its associate bonus payouts for 2010 with awards ranging from $8,438 (£5,449) through to $82,500 (£53,256).
Hogan Lovells’ retention rate for London-based trainees due to qualify next spring is on course to tumble to around 66 per cent.
The Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) is to hold an emergency meeting to discuss BPP Law School’s plans to expand into Cambridge, Liverpool and Newcastle.
BPP Law School is on course to overtake arch-rival the College of Law (CoL) as the biggest Legal Practice Course (LPC) provider as it gears up to launch three new branches.
Linklaters is looking to add some innovation to the law fair giveaway season by lending umbrellas to students rather than loading them up with freebies.