Education and Training
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.
Kaplan ditching its BPTC shows why a rethink is needed to maintain quality
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.
Offshore firm Ogier is piloting a scheme to use paralegal roles as a potential stepping-stone to qualifying as a lawyer.
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.
The law school war shows no signs of ending. But we have, perhaps, reached the end of the beginning.
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.
A response to the LSB draft statutory guidance on legal education
Allen & Overy (A&O) trainees will undertake a business-orientated Legal Practice Course, gaining a business MA at the end of their training contract, from 2015.
Lawyer 2B looks at the varied forms of apprenticeships in the legal market, and asks whether they are really the answer to the future of legal education.
West End firm Davenport Lyons is looking to trim its trainee intake, following a “peak” of recruiting eight trainees annually.
Even the prestigious City firms are facing challenges when it comes to recruiting the best as recession-hardened students get tempted by other institutions and with new skills on the must-have list
US firm Davis Polk is to break into the London trainee market with a scheme that will offer a newly qualified salary of £100,000.
Cuts and redundancies
Hill Dickinson has placed 39 roles within its counter fraud group at risk of redundancy, with the positions now subject to a 30-day consultation period that began yesterday (21 July).
DAC Beachcroft has put 65 jobs across the UK and Scotland into consultation that launched on 30 May and will vacate its Fountain Street office in Manchester as a result.
DWF has told its Liverpool-based motor fraud team that a forthcoming restructure will involve placing several fee-earner and secretarial staff into a consultation that could result in the loss of up to 37 jobs.
Manchester-based Linder Myers is understood to have put up to 50 jobs under a redundancy consultation on recommendation from Assure Law, which rescued the firm from administration earlier this year.
Field Fisher Waterhouse has made 15 secretaries redundant, in preparation for its move into its new office near London Bridge.
On the move
Mayer Brown has poached a five-person team from Bryan Cave in Singapore to set up an Asia-focused consulting arm in the city-state.
All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.
Move of the week
DLA Piper has added two partners and two associates from RPC to its real estate practice, including head of non-contentious construction and projects Stephen Malley.
Move of the week