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BLP’s semester-long LPC is ushering in a bespoke course revolution. By Jon Parker Legal education providers are agreed on one thing: training is changing fast. Nowhere has this been more underlined than by Berwin Leighton Paisner‘s (BLP) decision to launch its own legal practice course (LPC) (The Lawyer, 3 March). According to Phil Nott, executive […]

Paul Hastings captures Jones Day arbitration bengoshi

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker has snared Jones Day arbitration of counsel and bengoshi Haig Oghigian for its Tokyo office. Ohigian, a specialist in international litigation and commercial arbitration, has practised in Canada and Japan for 25 years and is one of the few registered foreign bengoshi in Japan. Paul Hastings Tokyo chair Kooki Suzuki […]

DP World: how US politicians got in the way of the lawyers

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Only a few firms are addressing the gender imbalance that exists at equity partner level. Catrin Griffiths reports on why Pannones tops the table for female partners As with motherhood and apple pie, it is impossible to find a firm that is against the idea of having more senior female lawyers. Yet while the number […]

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