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Increased profits for law firms as economy recovers

21st January 2014

With the economic recovery continuing apace, law firms look to be steadily rebuilding their profitability as the country enters a more stable financial climate.   The 14th Financial Benchmarking Survey, a study…

Legal director and Company Secretary quit Betfair

20th January 2014

The major online betting company Betfair has lost its legal director, Justin Hubble, just months after the resignation of the business’ Company Secretary, Martin Cruddace. Both men were at the company for a period…

Rupert Choat back to Atkin Chambers after 15 years

20th January 2014

After 13 years with multinational law firm CMS Cameron McKenna, the construction disputes head at Rupert Choat is to move back to his first legal employer, Atkin Chambers. Choat is reported to be taking on a full-time…

Justice Minister wants ethnic minority lawyers

17th January 2014

A new Justice Minister has said that he wants there to be more female and ethnic minority solicitors and barristers within two years.   Simon Hughes, who is also the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said…

Ashurst retains 96 percent of spring trainees

16th January 2014

The leading international law firm Ashurst has released its retention rate of their spring 2014 trainees, revealing the figure to be an impressive 96 percent. In real terms, this translates to the recruitment of 23 out…

Qatar World Cup in-house team shake-up

16th January 2014

In a shake-up of its in-house legal team, the organising body for the country’s upcoming football World Cup, the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, has replaced its current general counsel Andrew Longmate with deputy GC…

In-house restructure for Co-op Group

15th January 2014

Following the loss of control of its banking arm to investors in October of last year, the Co-operative Group has finalised the restructure of its in-house legal team. The British consumer cooperative was given until…

Positive steps towards LGBT legal equality

15th January 2014

Following positive figures in terms of the number of law firms making it into the LGBT charity Stonewall’s 2014 Top 100 Employers list, the level of equality found in the sector’s recruitment practices looks…