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DWF's controversial pay rate disparity

Aug 23, 2013 Roll on Friday reports that the trainees qualifying at DWF next month will be paid more than some first and second year lawyers. The pay disparity arises from DWF’s acquisition of…

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UK firm Ashton Fox bought by rival

Apr 9, 2013 UK firm Ashton Fox has been bought by a rival after entering administration. The firm’s demise followed closely the failure of Caymans-based Axiom Legal Financing Fund, which invested cash in Ashton Fox and a number of…

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Manchester law firm goes into administration

Mar 5, 2013 Manchester-based law firm Calibre Solicitors (trading as Legal Gateway) has gone into administration, with the firm’s entire roster of 14 staff losing their jobs. The personal injury law firm suffered from poor…

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The Death Penalty Dilemma Facing California

Jan 12, 2012 Should capital punishment in California be streamlined or abolished. That is the question that is reaching critical mass in this budget crunching climate. As a long standing confrontation between proponents and…

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Former Halliwells partners asked to repay £20.4m

Jun 17, 2011 The administrator of failed firm Halliwells has called upon former partners repay money received as part of a reverse premium deal with a Manchester landlord. 32 former Halliwells equity partners shared in a £20.4m…

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Halliwells trainees brought in from the cold

Nov 22, 2010 Graduates chosen for the trainee program at Halliwells thought that their plans had gone up in smoke when the firm hit the wall this year. But many of them have now secured training contracts with other firms after

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