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Slaughters secures highest retention of lawyer jobs

11th March 2014

Leading international law firm Slaughter and May has secured the highest retention rate of its Magic Circle peers for its spring qualifiers. Keeping on 95 percent of its 2014 spring trainees, equating to 38 out of 40…

How to prepare for an interview in the legal sector

10th March 2014

Few sectors are as competitive as the legal sector, particularly in the City. With sometimes hundreds of candidates going for the same job there can be a huge amount of pressure when it comes to the interview…

Hogan Lovells’ new strategy uses locum lawyer jobs

5th March 2014

As international firm Hogan Lovells looks to offload some of its less complex projects to its new Birmingham office in a bid to address client demand for lower fee charges, the practice is to recruit a further 20 lawyers…

Mayer Brown lawyer jobs filled under CV blind policy

5th March 2014

Should plans to implement a new ‘CV blind’ policy at Mayer Brown go ahead, it could see the firm revolutionise its recruitment procedure in order to produce a more socially diverse workforce.   In a…

Blackstone ups legal recruitment with third silk

4th March 2014

City barristers’ chambers Blackstone Chambers has boosted its team with its third silk hire in the space of year in the form of Brick Court Chambers’ Alan Maclean QC. Maclean was invited to be a Queen’s…

Pinsent Masons to boost its female staff

3rd March 2014

London-based law firm Pinsent Masons is planning to significantly increase its female presence, with a target of 25 percent partnership by the year 2018 being set. The firm is looking to vastly improve on its gender…

London law firm accepts bitcoin

28th February 2014

A London media law firm has created waves as the first to accept the virtual currency bitcoin as payment by its clients. While Sheridans, a media firm that provides services in the IT sector, still issues its invoices in…

Firms to lead on Versace 20% stake sale

28th February 2014

Major fashion house Versace is looking to sell a 20 percent stake in its business to the US private equity firm Blackstone. The major deal will see London-based practice Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and the major…