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Law schools encouraged to teach practical skills

Nov 24, 2011 In the current economic climate, law graduates face a tough job market and an increasing number of corporate clients that would really rather not pay for their on-the-job training. These realities have precipitated an…

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Indian lawyers to gain right to practise interstate

Jun 6, 2011 The Central Government of India has decided to notify Section 30 of the Advocates Act, 1961 giving lawyers the right to practice in any court, tribunal or any quasi judicial authority in India. The provision - which…

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New group: Foreign law firms in India

Jul 18, 2009 After a Bombay High Court ruling in 1995, foreign law firms were barred from practicing in India. Under the newly enacted Limited Liability Partnership Act 2008, foreign firms are now permitted to register and offer…

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Singapore lures overseas-trained lawyers back home

Feb 13, 2009 In a move to attract overseas-trained Singapore lawyers to come back and practise law at home, the Singapore Law Ministry will abolish the one-year-long Diploma in Singapore Law course. Foreign educated lawyers will…

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Singapore issues foreign law firm licences

Dec 5, 2008 Under a new scheme to allow foreign law practices to practise in Singapore, the government will be issuing Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licences to six international firms. These include Allen & Overy, Clifford…

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The Skinny on Flat Fees

Jul 25, 2008 'Value pricing' requires managing a new way. Some attorneys claim it really is possible to make more money while charging less. The secret lies in vastly improved work efficiency.

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Beachcroft swoops for Eversheds health team

Apr 18, 2008 Beachcroft has raided Eversheds for a five-strong health team that includes sector chief David Weatherburn, who according to his peers is worth up to £4m of revenues. Weatherburn takes partner Neil Rowe and senior…

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Salans launches London arbitration practice

Jan 16, 2008 Salans is set to launch an arbitration practice in London on Thursday (17 January). The new department will be headed up by counsel George Burn, who joined the US firm last year from Denton Wilde Sapte. In addition to…

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