Court

BLM instructed by London university in row over student occupation

14-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

University of the Arts London (UAL) has instructed BLM to take legal action against 15 of its students who continue to occupy a building in Central Saint Martins in King’s Cross.

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University of Law granted ABS licence, beating Nottingham Trent to the punch

27-Mar-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Law has been granted an Altenative Business Structure (ABS) licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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Recruitment system is now at risk

9-Mar-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Last week’s news of SRA plans to withdraw from the Graduate Recruitment Code touched a nerve.

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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 | 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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SRA may scrap trainee rules, allowing recruitment at any age

4-Mar-2015 | 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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The in-house interview: EDF Energy’s legal team

9-Feb-2015 | By Kate Beioley

After a surge of activity including a restructure that scattered legal services across the business and deep cuts to the panel roster, the EDF Energy team say they are the stronger for it.

Gen Y

Recruiting Generation Y

2-Feb-2015 | By Richard Simmons, Becky Waller-Davies

Generation Y law students have distinct career priorities and progressive values. They aren’t seduced by traditional recruitment campaigns, which has prompted a flurry of firm branding overhauls – with varying success.

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Law fairs 2014: what the millennial generation is thinking

3-Dec-2014 | By Richard Simmons

Students are more prepared than ever, with first-years barely shaking off Freshers flu before throwing themselves into law firm events.

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American trainee-frenzy sweeps City

29-Sep-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

US firms indulge in London hiring binge, but Mayer Brown bucks the trend

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ULaw strikes back after CC snub

8-Sep-2014 | By Richard Simmons

Clifford Chance becomes the latest firm to drop ULaw for BPP as its LPC provider

trainees

Trainees: to have and to hold

1-Sep-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Three of the five top UK firms ramp up their trainee retention rates

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Ashurst boosts trainee and NQ pay following two-year pay freeze

16-May-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ashurst has broken its two-year pay freeze for London-based trainees and newly-qualified lawyers, upping its junior pay bands by up to 3.3 per cent.

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The cruel bar training conundrum

12-May-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Kaplan ditching its BPTC shows why a rethink is needed to maintain quality

Cuts and redundancies

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Lloyds head of disputes exits as bank shakes up litigation team

20-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lloyds Bank head of disputes Philippa Simmons has left the bank amid a shake-up of the in-house legal team that could see around 25 mid-level redundancies, The Lawyer can reveal.

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BLM launches new marine offering with Greenwoods team

6-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

BLM has launched a new marine insurance team with the addition of legacy Greenwoods partner Gemma Pearce and two other fee-earners from Parabis’ defunct Bristol office.

London

Edwards Wildman set to make London redundancies as turbulence continues

4-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Edwards Wildman Palmer has entered a redundancy consultation, with a view to axing a small number of staff in London.

Liverpool

DWF cuts 26 jobs in Liverpool

31-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DWF has made 15 secretaries, six solicitors, four paralegals, and one analyst from its fraud, intelligence and motor teams redundant following a consultation that kicked off in June.

Croydon

Parabis cuts 24 claimant fee earner roles in Croydon

22-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Parabis has cut 24 fee earner roles from its Croydon-based claimant firm Cogent Law.

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On the move

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Moves: 27 April 2015

26-Apr-2015

US firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel  has hired its first UK-qualified lawyer in London. Richard Kelly, who is a former partner at Shearman & Sterling , joined the firm to head its litigation practice

Europe

European moves: 16 April 2015

16-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.

Andrew Aglionby

Moves: 13 April 2015

13-Apr-2015

Former Olswang head of arbitration Andrew Aglionby has opted to join arbitration provider JAMS International as a full time arbitrator and mediator serving on panels in London and New York

Europe

European moves: 2 April 2015

2-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.

Mark Shepherd from Paul Hastings

Moves: 30 March 2015

30-Mar-2015

Paul Hastings has added real estate partner Mark Shepherd to its London office as a partner. Shepherd joins from DLA Piper , where he was a legal director for nine months. 

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