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Allen & Overy asks trainees to defer

May 8, 2009 Allen & Overy is the latest Magic Circle law firm asking its trainees to voluntarily defer. The firm will be offering a grant of £9,000 for deferrals of 12 months and £4,500 for six months.

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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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Freshfields asks trainees to delay start date

Feb 18, 2009 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has asked some of its trainees to push back their start dates in a bid to “even out” the size of its intakes. Several trainees scheduled to join the firm in August 2010 have been…

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DLA Piper to cut 140 jobs in the UK

Feb 11, 2009 DLA Piper has launched a second round of redundancy talks which will result in the cut of 30 lawyers and 110 support staff in the UK. The firm already layed off 15 lawyers and 16 support staff last year. DLA Piper…

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