The in-house interview: Ofqual director of legal Natalie Prosser

20-Jul-2015 | By Richard Simmons

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.

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University of Law launches business school

2-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Law has launched a business school, which will run undergraduate courses from this September.


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.


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.


“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.


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).


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.

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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.

Cuts and redundancies


Fasken Martineau launches consultation to cut 70 roles in London

2-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Fasken Martineau is in the midst of an internal consultation that could see it cut 70 positions from its London office to “refocus” its operation in the UK.


Shakespeare Martineau to cut 45 jobs three months after merger

27-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Shakespeare Martineau has announced a redundancy consultation that has put 45 jobs at risk.


Hill Dickinson continues cuts with 30 redundancies announced

13-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Hill Dickinson has announced cuts will be made to its insurance teams across its London, Liverpool and Manchester offices.


Exclusive: Redundancy consultation at Plexus Law to see mass exits by legal and support staff

7-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

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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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On the move


European moves: 25 November 2015

25-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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

Philip Prowse

Moves: 23 November 2015


Holman Fenwick Willan has hired trade finance partner Philip Prowse, who joins from the partnership at Clyde & Co.


Paul Hastings recruits BLP structured debt and capital markets head Severs

16-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) head of structured debt and capital markets Paul Severs is leaving the firm for Paul Hastings’ London office. 

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Moves: 16 November 2015


Baker & McKenzie commercial litigation partner Tom Cassels is leaving for Linklaters after 21 years at the US firm. 


Hogan Lovells recruits Latham trio in Dubai

12-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Hogan Lovells has hired three Latham & Watkins partners in Dubai, taking its total partner headcount in the city into double figures.

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