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Hill Dickinson set to cut 39 jobs

Jul 29, 2014 Hill Dickinson has launched a redundancy consultation, placing 39 lawyers and support positions at risk. The jobs are being cut from the firm’s counter-fraud division, which investigates suspicious insurance…

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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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Law schools move toward specialised training

Oct 30, 2012 Traditionally, legal education has consisted of a general professional degree in law without majors or concentrations. The assumption is that law firms will teach associates the specifics of legal practice, including…

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Law firms cut costs in their workspaces

Jul 18, 2012 Law firms are cutting costs, trimming office expenses and reconfiguring office spaces for greater efficiency, according to this report from the Wall Street Journal. Lawyer offices have decreased in size by 20 to 25…

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