Education and Training
Every day is exam day for Ofqual’s director of legal Natalie Prosser, who has had to deal with regulatory infrastructure, litigation over grade boundaries, and building her own team.
The University of Law has launched a business school, which will run undergraduate courses from this September.
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.
The University of Law has been granted an Altenative Business Structure (ABS) licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Last week’s news of SRA plans to withdraw from the Graduate Recruitment Code touched a nerve.
“This will lead to paranoia among firms and automaton junior lawyers”: Profession responds angrily to SRA's plan to scrap trainee code
The legal profession has reacted with anger at the SRA’s plans to withdraw from the Graduate Recruitment Code.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is considering withdrawing from the Graduate Recruitment Code, as governed by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS).
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.
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.
Students are more prepared than ever, with first-years barely shaking off Freshers flu before throwing themselves into law firm events.
US firms indulge in London hiring binge, but Mayer Brown bucks the trend
Clifford Chance becomes the latest firm to drop ULaw for BPP as its LPC provider
Three of the five top UK firms ramp up their trainee retention rates
Cuts and redundancies
Hill Dickinson has announced cuts will be made to its insurance teams across its London, Liverpool and Manchester offices.
Plexus Law has launched its second large scale redundancy consultation in under a year, which is expected to affect the jobs of 80 legal secretaries and support staff and see up to 10 lawyers leaving the firm in May.
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.
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.
Edwards Wildman Palmer has entered a redundancy consultation, with a view to axing a small number of staff in London.
On the move
Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has hired Winston & Strawn’s Asia litigation chair Adrian Yip as a partner, along with three associates.
Linklaters’ managing partner Simon Davies is stepping down from his role a year early to join Lloyds Banking Group as chief people, legal and strategy officer
All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.
US technology-focused law firm Fenwick & West has added three lawyers to its Shanghai office, including former Latham & Watkins partner Karen Yan.
All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region.