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.


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

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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.


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.


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


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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.


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


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.

Cuts and redundancies


DAC Beachcroft reduces office space and puts 65 jobs at risk

2-Jun-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

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 faces loss of up to 37 jobs in Liverpool

30-May-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

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.


Linder Myers launches redundancy consultation following Assure Law rescue

22-May-2014 | By Kate Beioley

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.


FFW makes 15 secretaries redundant as it relocates into new City office

16-May-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Field Fisher Waterhouse has made 15 secretaries redundant, in preparation for its move into its new office near London Bridge.


CMS and Dundas make 60 support roles redundant ahead of merger

30-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

CMS Cameron McKenna and Dundas & Wilson have cut 60 support roles ahead of their £277m merger this week.

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On the move


European moves: 10 July 2014

10-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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


Moves: 7 July 2014


TV company FremantleMedia has hired BBC Worldwide director of business and legal affairs, Robin Chalmers, as replacement for retiring general counsel Sarah Tingay.


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European moves: 26 June 2014

26-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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


DLA Piper Hong Kong exits continue as corporate partner joins Jun He

23-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

DLA Piper’s Hong Kong corporate partner Esther Leung has left to join Chinese firm Jun He, a month after a team of four moved to Winston & Strawn.

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