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.
Cuts and redundancies
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 has announced a redundancy consultation that has put 45 jobs at risk.
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.
On the move
All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.
Holman Fenwick Willan has hired trade finance partner Philip Prowse, who joins from the partnership at Clyde & Co.
Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) head of structured debt and capital markets Paul Severs is leaving the firm for Paul Hastings’ London office.
Baker & McKenzie commercial litigation partner Tom Cassels is leaving for Linklaters after 21 years at the US firm.
Hogan Lovells has hired three Latham & Watkins partners in Dubai, taking its total partner headcount in the city into double figures.