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Linklaters asks new hires to defer

Apr 14, 2009 UK firm Linklaters has asked its new trainees to defer their start dates until as late as September 2010 in exchange for a stipend. The firm has indicated that it wishes to "fine tune" its hiring of new trainees.

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SRA refuses to intervene in law firm deferrals

Apr 9, 2009 The Solicitors' Regulation Authority, overseeing solicitors in England and Wales, has elected not to intervene in cases where prospective trainees have signed a contract but had their start date deferred. The SRA…

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Mayer Brown will cut lawyers and staff in US

Apr 3, 2009 Mayer Brown has indicated that it will lay off over 100 lawyers and support staff, with 45 lawyers losing their jobs, throughout its US offices. In addition, many associates' start dates will be deferred.

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US firm MoFo postpones partnership meeting

Apr 2, 2009 For the first time in eight years, US firm Morrison & Foerster will cancel its partner retreat for 2009 following numerous associate layoffs in its US offices. The retreat was to be held at the well-known Broadmoor…

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Reed Smith plans more layoffs

Apr 1, 2009 A total of 100 more lawyers and staff will lose their positions at Reed Smith, the firm has indicated. The cuts will take place over both the US and UK offices.

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Fried Frank becomes latest US firm to lay off staff

Mar 31, 2009 US firm Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has indicated it will lay off a total of 99 staff, including 41 lawyers. The firm has also indicated it will delay new associate start dates by a minimum of a few months, up…

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Weil pays most to associates for deferrals

Mar 27, 2009 According to blog Above the Law, if your start date has to be deferred or your summer associate programme cut short, at least work for Weil Gotshal. They are paying deferred associates up to $75K, but associates have to…

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