2 March 2009

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Shearman London to retain just 64 per cent of September qualifiers

US firm Shearman & Sterling is to retain just 64 per cent of its London trainees who are due to qualify in September. The firm will take on nine of the 14 trainees who are coming to the end of their contracts this year. Marcus Franks, global HR director, said: “There was stiff competition for […]

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Shearman London to retain just 64 per cent of September qualifiers

US firm Shearman & Sterling is to retain just 64 per cent of its London trainees who are due to qualify in September. The firm will take on nine of the 14 trainees who are coming to the end of their contracts this year. Marcus Franks, global HR director, said: “There was stiff competition for […]

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Linklaters CEE spin-off launches Serbia practice

Linklaters CEE spin-off launches Serbia practice” />Kinstellar, the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) firm that spun out of Linklaters last year, has launched a Serbia practice with the hire of three former DLA Piperlawyers. The firm has taken on Louis Milicich, _arko Lelovac and Mirko Lalatovi_ as counsel, associate and junior associate respectively. Kinstellar has […]

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Law Soc boss calls for pro bono to fill CV gaps

Law Society boss Des Hudson has cautioned lawyers deferring training contracts against leaving ‘gaps in their CVs’, urging them to do pro bono work instead. Des Hudson Law Society boss Des Hudson has cautioned lawyers deferring training contracts against leaving ‘gaps in their CVs’, urging them to do pro bono work instead. In a statement […]

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Law Soc boss calls for pro bono to fill CV gaps

Law Society boss Des Hudson has cautioned lawyers deferring training contracts against leaving ‘gaps in their CVs’, urging them to do pro bono work instead. Des Hudson Law Society boss Des Hudson has cautioned lawyers deferring training contracts against leaving ‘gaps in their CVs’, urging them to do pro bono work instead. In a statement […]

Burges Salmon to slash jobs in major cost-cutting drive

Bristol based Burges Salmon has begun redundancy talks that will see 18 lawyers lose their jobs while trainees are being asked to put off starting their contracts by a year. Burges Salmon to slash jobs in major cost-cutting drive” />Bristol headquartered Burges Salmon has begun a redundancy consultation that will see 18 lawyers lose their […]

Burges Salmon to slash jobs in major cost-cutting drive

Bristol based Burges Salmon has begun redundancy talks that will see 18 lawyers lose their jobs while trainees are being asked to put off starting their contracts by a year. Burges Salmon to slash jobs in major cost-cutting drive” />Bristol headquartered Burges Salmon has begun a redundancy consultation that will see 18 lawyers lose their […]

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Postcard from… Abu Dhabi

In the latest in our Postcards from… series, Ashurst partner David Wadham discusses schooling, AC and mini-rugby in Abu Dhabi. I’ve been in Abu Dhabi with my family for over five years now. When we first arrived, Abu Dhabi had a much quieter feel and a very low profile in the international media. I joined […]

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Postcard from… Abu Dhabi

In the latest in our Postcards from… series, Ashurst partner David Wadham discusses schooling, AC and mini-rugby in Abu Dhabi. I’ve been in Abu Dhabi with my family for over five years now. When we first arrived, Abu Dhabi had a much quieter feel and a very low profile in the international media. I joined […]

Tower Snow makes return to private practice

The former Brobeck Phleger & Harrison chairman who masterminded Clifford Chance‘s ill-fated US West Coast venture has resurfaced in private practice. Tower Snow will join San Francisco firm Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin as a securities litigation partner after spending three years as an independent consultant. Snow said: “I was obviously disappointed with […]

Tower Snow makes return to private practice

The former Brobeck Phleger & Harrison chairman who masterminded Clifford Chance‘s ill-fated US West Coast venture has resurfaced in private practice. Tower Snow will join San Francisco firm Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin as a securities litigation partner after spending three years as an independent consultant. Snow said: “I was obviously disappointed with […]

A&O special counsel named honorary QC

Allen & Overy special global counsel Philip Wood has been named an honorary QC for his wide range of activities in the finance field since retiring from the firm’s partnership. Allen & Overy (A&O) special global counsel Philip Wood has been named an honorary QC for his wide range of activities in the finance field […]

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