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BBC boost diversity within in-house legal jobs

1st April 2014

Work placement and apprenticeship schemes have been launched by the BBC and Barclays in a move to boost diversity within their respective in-house legal departments. Following National Apprenticeship Week, which took…

How to enter into Private Practice

31st March 2014

Private practice has become an increasingly attractive profession to aspiring lawyers for several years and this view does not look set to change in the near future. With a growing demand for private practice…

Legal profession to be transformed by new recruits

27th March 2014

International law firm Eversheds has released the details of its recent survey that shows more young lawyers entering the profession with strong ideas about the sector’s future. It is thought that this renewed…

Freshfields encourages young to enter law

21st March 2014

London based multinational firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has launched a new e-learning platform to encourage more young people to think about a future career in the legal sector. It is hoped that the new platform…

30% female partners target for Herbert Smith

14th March 2014

Commercial London firm Herbert Smith Freehills is the latest to announce an increased focus on gender diversity within the office. The firm has stated that it hopes to achieve a 30 percent weighting of female partners by…

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…