Nottingham law fair

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

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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

New York

Brown Rudnick pulls half of first-year associate offers as London set to expand

22-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Brown Rudnick has pulled offers from half of the associates set to join the firm in the autumn, a move that comes weeks after it announced plans to bolster its London IP team.

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Ogier pilots paralegal scheme to nurture new talent

25-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firm Ogier is piloting a scheme to use paralegal roles as a potential stepping-stone to qualifying as a lawyer.

Television

BBC to offer legal service apprenticeships

5-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The BBC is to hire three legal services apprentices to join its in-house legal team in London, making it the latest organisation to throw its weight behind legal apprenticeships.

Battle

ULaw vs BPP: hostilities subside, war goes on and on

18-Feb-2014 | By Richard Simmons

The law school war shows no signs of ending. But we have, perhaps, reached the end of the beginning.

Nigel Savage

Commercial dynamo Savage waves goodbye to University of Law

6-Feb-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Nigel Savage – the visionary, combative and at times controversial president of the University of Law – is to retire from his post this spring after 18 years in the top slot, the institution announced today.

Allan Murray-Jones

LSB draft statutory guidance on legal education

24-Dec-2013

A response to the LSB draft statutory guidance on legal education

Cuts and redundancies

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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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Parabis closes Bristol and Colchester offices

1-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Parabis has decided to close its offices in Bristol and Colchester following a 40-day consultation, with 41 staff affected.

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Europe

European moves: 11 December 2014

11-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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

Millar

Moves: 8 December 2014

8-Dec-2014

Move of the week Millar

London

Irwin Mitchell appoints head of pensions from DWF

3-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Irwin Mitchell has appointed DWF’s pensions head Martin Jenkins to lead its national pensions practice from London. 

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DAC Beachcroft and DWF bulk up with team hires in Bristol

3-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DAC Beachcroft and DWF have both made team hires in Bristol, with the latter swooping on Greenwoods for a second time after Parabis closed its office in the city.

Gough

Moves: 1 December 2014

1-Dec-2014

Reed Smith has recruited DLA Piper partner and former tax head Simon Gough to its partnership. He joins the firm’s tax, benefits and wealth planning group.

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