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As we approach the anniversary of the implementation of the first national lockdown, the General Counsel of the Bank of England reflects on 2020, what she learnt about resilience in the process and the lessons that will guide her in the future.
Reed Smith has revealed its plans for a year-long programme to make its future trainees ready for the new Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE) which will take place entirely within the law firm’s walls.
Lawyer 2B's Student Attitude Survey
09/09/2015Today’s students want job satisfaction and they are prepared to work long and hard to get it, as our survey into student attitudes shows.
The skills of 2020
13/08/2020In this article, we’re on the hunt to identify the essential legal skills for the decade ahead. We asked some lawyers: what are the key qualities for today’s legal world? What skills are they hoping to develop? What will be most important for the lawyers of 2020?
7 tips for virtual video interviews
26/06/2020What can law students and graduates do to help prepare for Skype or Zoom interviews?
Hays Specialist Recruitment discusses the continuing importance of creativity.
Shearman NQs get 10% pay bump to £105,000
02/05/2017Shearman & Sterling has raised its salaries for newly-qualified (NQ) solicitors by more than 10 per cent.
One in ten lawyers born overseas but currently working in the UK is planning to leave soon, new research has revealed.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is to recruit its first trainees in Manchester.
Five more firms have confirmed that they will be taking on King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) trainees as it finally enters administration.
Fried Frank is to launch its own training contract in London with the hire of three trainees from King and Wood Mallesons (KWM).
Ashurst has confirmed that it will “almost definitely” take some of King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) trainees on.
KWM to cancel training contracts tomorrow
12/01/2017King & Wood Mallesons trainees will have their training contracts cancelled tomorrow (Friday 13) as the firm makes arrangements for them to transition to other organisations.
The future of trainees at King & Wood Mallesons is uncertain today as the firm has failed to find a rescue deal.
ITV has partnered with Slaughter and May and US firm Arnold & Porter to deliver its solicitor apprenticeship.
The University of Law has gained a fifth chief executive in two years. Dr Stelios Platis had been in post for only five months.
The new way of qualifying as a solicitor should be in place by 2019 and be built around four key tenets, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has said.
Simmons & Simmons has retained 50 per cent of its qualifying trainees this September.
Webcast: How to be the ideal trainee
07/09/2016How can you impress during a training contract? Our panel of experts has some advice on how to get ahead.
Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has recorded 93 per cent trainee retention for this autumn.