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UK firms offer trainees short-term employment

Aug 28, 2013 Roll on Friday reports that some major UK law firms are offering trainees short term contracts rather than permanent employment upon qualification. The publication asked fifty leading firms about the terms upon which…

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Norton Rose Fulbright raises pay for NQs

Aug 19, 2013 Norton Rose Fulbright has announced a pay rise for its newly qualified (NQ) lawyers, lifting annual compensation by £1,500 to £63,000. Salaries for first and second year trainees at the firm have stayed at £38,000 and…

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Survey points to concern over ABSs in the UK

Aug 7, 2013 A new survey reveals a widespread perception that alternative business structures will undermine the service provided by law firms. ABSs were introduced in the UK to allow legal services to be provided under business…

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King & Wood Mallesons in for further mergers

Aug 7, 2013 Robert Milliner, the former chief executive partner of Mallesons Stephen Jaques who brokered its merger with King & Wood, has predicted further mergers for the mega firm. Milliner, who acted as the chief executive…

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UK top 50 see revenue growth

Aug 7, 2013 The top 50 law firms in the UK grew nearly 5 per cent in the 2012-13 financial year, making last year their third consecutive year of growth amid a troubled economy. Legal Week reports that much of the growth was…

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UK law firms hired corrupt private investigators

Aug 3, 2013 A UK investigation into a network of corrupt private detectives who were jailed last year has revealed that law firms account for a fifth of the group’s clients. The investigators - who have been found guilty of…

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