IN THE NEWS
- Posted: Thursday, 05 December 2013 12:50
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- Posted: Wednesday, 04 December 2013 13:35
DiversCity, an inter-firm LGBT graduate recruitment event, was held for the third year yesterday (Dec 03) at the Allen & Overy London offices, drawing on support and representation from nine top legal practices: Allen & Overy, Baker & McKenzie, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hogan Lovells, Olswang, Pinsent Masons and Taylor Wessing. Focused on exposing students to what a career in law can offer them as both professionals and LGBT individuals, the event included trainee and partner panels with a variety of representatives from all firms involved, a skills improvement session and an introduction to diversity networks.
- Posted: Monday, 02 December 2013 12:36
The University of Law launched today (Dec 02) a new 2014/15 merit-based scholarship scheme that will provide 74 awards totalling £300,000 to undergraduates and postgraduates, who are starting or presently engaged in their legal studies.
- Posted: Friday, 29 November 2013 12:13
Enjoy your weekly serving of legal updates, and find out what's been going on at firms across the UK:
- Posted: Friday, 29 November 2013 11:08
London-based firm Ashurst and the University of Melbourne Law School announced plans to launch the first educational Sustainability Business Clinic in Australia, which will allow law students to contribute with legal advice to public interest ventures undertaken by organisations that cannot pay for specialised counsel.
- Posted: Thursday, 28 November 2013 17:05
Australian firm Slater & Gordon announced today (Nov. 28) the acquisition of the majority of the practice groups of Manchester-based Pannone Solicitors LLP as part of a £33m transaction that is expected to be completed by late February 2014. Pannone is the fifth legal practice to be acquired by Slater & Gordon this year, following Fentons Solicitors, Goodmans, John Pickering & Partners and the personal injury practice of Taylor Vinters.
- Posted: Thursday, 28 November 2013 10:53
The University of Law's annual mentoring scheme, which matches legal professionals with students with limited experience in law, was launched on Nov 21 at the London Bloomsbury centre. This year, 620 law practitioners across the UK agreed to participate in the programme, with an estimated 200 volunteers being London-based.
- Posted: Monday, 25 November 2013 14:30
Today (Nov. 25) marked the beginning of the second annual Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) Week, aimed at raising awareness about the legal alternatives to court procedures for separating couples and their families. The initiative was launched in 2012 by the Resolution organisation, which currently comprises 6,500 family lawyers and specialists across England and Wales, and which states a commitment to facilitating and promoting out-of-court separation options.