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At the start of 2016, The Lawyer launched ‘Project Millennial’, taking five newly-qualified solicitors and vowing to follow them across the course of their careers.
Vinson & Elkins has become the latest American firm to raise its newly-qualified salary to £100,000 - a 25 per cent pay rise.
Hogan Lovells is set to be the next firm to look at how it allocates work to associates, with its real estate department to become the first team to trial the scheme.
Newly-qualified (NQ) roles for March are being advertised six months ahead of time, as a result of increased competition in the UK legal market.
Some legal recruitment consultants won’t be thanking me for what I’m about to say but I’ve never been one to shy away from controversy.
So if you’ve just entered your final seat and wondering what’s going to happen once you’ve finished your training then please take note.
With September now here many trainees are taking up positions as newly-qualified solicitors. It’s an exciting time for most trainees - finally, after years of studying and hard work they have achieved their goal.
07/09/2015The Lawyer’s new feature, My Career Stories, will explore the personality and rationale behind impressive careers every week. This week, Top Right general counsel Nilema Bhakta-Jones charts her journey from pupillage to in-house via the Government Legal Service and the City.
In October last year I qualified as a solicitor and made the decision to move to Latham & Watkins from the firm where I had spent my training contract.