IN THE NEWS
- Posted: Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:45
Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has announced an 81% retention rate for its March 2015 qualifying intake. Of the group of 26 trainees, two resigned from the process, with the firm then offering newly-qualified (NQ) positions to 21 of the remaining 24 individuals. All 21 offers were accepted.
- Posted: Tuesday, 24 February 2015 15:28
Ben Tansey is in his final year of Law at Durham University. He completed a few vacation schemes in the City, and, after receiving offers from two different firms, accepted a training position at Weil Gotshal starting in March 2016. He has kindly shared with us his top 10 tips on securing a training contract.
- Posted: Friday, 20 February 2015 15:06
As part of its wide-ranging ‘Future Bar Training’ consultation process, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has argued that employers providing pupillages should be given control over how they design and implement their programmes.
The BSB, which is the barrister’s regulatory body, argues that employers are best placed to plan and implement pupillages, and that the BSB’s own focus should be on ensuring that barristers possess the requisite skills and knowledge at the end of the educational process.
- Posted: Thursday, 19 February 2015 11:41
Linklaters and The University of Law (ULaw) have confirmed that their business relationship is set to continue under a new five-year strategic partnership agreed by the two parties.
Under the renewed arrangement, Linklaters trainees will complete a new masters-level business and management qualification entitled MSc in Law, Business and Management. This will be embedded within an enhanced Legal Practice Course.
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