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.

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Training: Paralegal purgatory

24-Mar-2014 | By Richard Simmons

For years, it was accepted that a stint as a paralegal would boost aspiring lawyers’ chances of getting a training contract. Is that the case any more?

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.

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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.

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LSB draft statutory guidance on legal education

24-Dec-2013

A response to the LSB draft statutory guidance on legal education

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A&O turns to BPP to launch business-focused LPC and MA

16-Dec-2013 | By Richard Simmons

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.

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Assessing apprenticeships

6-Dec-2013 | By Richard Simmons, Becky Waller-Davies

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.

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Davenport Lyons trims its trainee cohort

29-Nov-2013 | By Becky Waller-Davies

West End firm Davenport Lyons is looking to trim its trainee intake, following a “peak” of recruiting eight trainees annually.

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Training: Children of the crunch

18-Nov-2013 | By Becky Waller-Davies

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

London

Davis Polk joins NQ £100k club with London trainee programme

13-Nov-2013 | By Lucy Burton

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.

Nigel Savage

Beefed up investment hits post-sale University of Law figures

7-Nov-2013 | By Jonathan Ames

The University of Law (UoL) has boosted infrastructure investment tenfold since it was bought by a private equity house, figures from the institution’s first financial results since the sale was revealed.

Cuts and redundancies

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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DWF cuts 19 operational finance roles in latest round of redundancies

17-Apr-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DWF has confirmed that it has cut 19 jobs as part of a consultation launched last month, which put 21 operational roles in its finance department at risk.

London

Ince & Co cuts 10 in shipping and finance

4-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Ince & Co has confirmed it is to cut 10 shipping and finance fee earners and six secretarial staff following its redundancy consultation launched in February.

swansea

Morgan Cole set to make support staff redundancies in Swansea

2-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Morgan Cole is on the brink of closing a 14-strong redundancy consultation in Swansea following the offloading of its claims group to DAC Beachcroft and Berrymans Lace Mawer (BLM) last year.

London

Trowers puts secretarial jobs on notice across UK

26-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Trowers & Hamlins is putting secretarial jobs at risk across all of its UK offices with the potential of launching a formal consultation over the next few months.  

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Bakers to open in Brisbane with Clayton Utz and Allens hires

23-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Baker & McKenzie is in the process of opening a third office in Australia with the hire of two partners in Brisbane.

Singapore

Wikborg Rein and Pan Asia Law end Singapore alliance

22-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Norwegian firm Wikborg Rein’s five-year formal law alliance with Singaporean firm Pan Asia Law has come to an end.

Downes

Moves 21 April

21-Apr-2014

SGH Martineau has added partner Neale Downes to its banking team. He joins from Taylor Wessing, where he was a partner

Europe

European moves: 17 April 2014

17-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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

Hong Kong

Asia moves: 14 April

14-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region.

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