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Cost-conscious clients are starting to question what rocketing NQ salaries will mean for them
While the SRA is transparent about the attainment gap, it is silent on data that would be of practical help for those wishing to study for the SQE.
The question remains as to whether becoming publicly listed is a significant benefit for firms
More and more Independent firms are actively looking a merger or acquisition
Activity levels in the High Court returned to normal levels in 2021 and that’s a positive sign for litigators’ resilience
Innovation projects need long-term investment to avoid becoming vanity projects
As corporate developments around ESG and regulatory changes prompted by Brexit sweep across executive boardrooms, general counsels have never been closer to the highest ranks of their companies. The very role of the in-house lawyer is changing. “I’ve never seen such a time with so much change happening constantly,” says EY transactional partner Claire Scott-Priestly. […]
One in six young barristers want to quit the profession, new research has revealed. Research carried out in spring 2021 by The Bar Council found the three top issues among barristers who wanted to quit were the amount of working hours, the unpredictability of working hours, and the potential mental health consequences of remaining at […]
Mishcon de Reya has hired a patent disputes partner from Dentons, bolstering the firm’s IP offering. Campbell Forsyth is set to join Mishcon after five years at Dentons, where he leads as co-head of the firm’s Europe patent litigation practice. Forysth brings experience handling cross-border patent disputes, ranging across pharmaceuticals, electronics, mechanical and telecommunications matters. […]
White & Case has chosen the University of Law (ULaw) to provide prep courses for the Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE) to its future trainees. The firm currently partners with BPP for provision of the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course, but will transition from one law school to the other as those […]
CEE firm Kinstellar has launched in a new jurisdiction after merging with Croatian firm Žurić i Partneri (ZIP). The deal gives Kinstellar a presence in the Croatian capital of Zagreb along with an established team of five partners and a further 17 lawyers with business services staff bringing the total headcount to 27. ZIP launched […]
Allen & Overy has strengthened its ties to Bridgepoint by advising on the multibillion-dollar sale of certification company Elements Materials Technology. Bridgepoint is selling Elements to Singapore-based investment fund Temasek in a deal worth around $7bn. A&O advised Bridgepoint in the transaction, with a team led by partners Stephen Lloyd and Peter Banks, along with […]
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