IN THE NEWS
- Posted: Friday, 07 March 2014 15:37
03-07 March highlights: high profile appointments, offshore plans and expansion, big reveals, seasonal results and yearly awards.
- Posted: Friday, 07 March 2014 16:00
Norton Rose Fulbright trainee Sharon Samir talks about her experience with the legal profession as a non-law graduate.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe's Harry Denlegh-Maxwell passes on the tips he's picked up during his first year of training.
Lastly: a close look at what taking a seat in the Ashurst dispute resolution team is like.
Private group, law firms and local authority announce legal apprenticeship scheme developments during National Apprenticeship Week
- Posted: Friday, 07 March 2014 15:33
Today ( 07 March ) marks the end of the 7th edition of National Apprenticeship Week, an initiative coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, which this year has seen announcements about the launch or expansion of the legal training programmes carried out by Clyde & Co, Kennedys, BBC and the Oldham Council.
'The routine of the job is really the routine of the deal deadline' - Davis Polk's Will Pearce on corporate law and the firm's new trainee scheme
- Posted: Thursday, 06 March 2014 12:54
London may have caught New York-based giant Davis Polk Wardwell's eye as early as 1973, but it's only two years ago that the firm's UK office launched an English law practice, following the January 2012 hire of former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer corporate partner Simon Witty and tax partner Jonathan Cooklin. Seventeen months later, the duo were joined by Will Pearce, who trained and became a corporate partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, before assuming a similar position at Davis Polk on 1 May 2013.
- Posted: Tuesday, 04 March 2014 17:20
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer announced today ( 04 March ) that it has elected corporate partner Julian Long for a three-year appointment as the firm's new managing partner. In this capacity, he is expected to play a key role in administering and promoting London business, while continuing his client work.
- Posted: Monday, 03 March 2014 17:32
Pinsent Masons announced today ( 03 March ) the launch of its gender-balancing 'Project Sky' initiative, which, under the leadership of employment partner Linda Jones, aims to increase female representation at a senior level, with women intended to comprise 25% of the practice's partnership by 01 May, 2018. The project's current ultimate goal is for the firm to achieve a 30% female partnership.
- Posted: Friday, 28 February 2014 13:19
27-28 highlights: office review and expansions, tentative merger talks, good causes, big deals, grim news for barristers and the latest in US results.
- Posted: Thursday, 27 February 2014 12:59
A four-student UK team comprising City University London and University of Law representatives will undertake a month-long traineeship at the European Human Rights Court, after winning the second edition of an advocacy-based international Moot Court Competition, which entailed the simulation of a court trial.