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UK trainee retention rates hold steady in 2012

Dec 15, 2012 Trainee retention rates at top English law firms remained fairly steady this year, down 1.5 per cent on last year’s numbers to reach 79 per cent in 2012. At the same time, top firms took on 16 per cent more…

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SRA abolishes minimum salary for trainees

May 22, 2012 The UK legal services regulator the Solicitors Regulation Authority has done away with minimum salaries for trainees in England and Wales. Firms will henceforth be able to pay their trainees the minimum wage of £6.08 an…

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88 new QCs appointed

Mar 6, 2012 The annual Queens Counsel appointments have been made, with 88 of the 214 applicants awarded the prestigious title – a success rate of 41 per cent. The last three years have seen 48%, 47% and 42% of applicants…

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