In brief: Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance is to open a training centre in Amsterdam in the next few weeks. The centre is aimed at improving the uniformity of Clifford Chance work across continental Europe in all practice areas. It is believed that all lawyers in the firm's 14 European offices will be obliged to attend for 14 days training per year. The centre, which is currently recruiting for training staff, will be an addition to the existing training centre in London. The firm does 80 per cent of its training in-house for its 319 partners and 1200 solicitors.