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Application advice for prospective trainees

Jan 30, 2012 Here is a handy little article in the Guardian that advises prospective trainees on some of the questions they are likely to encounter in the application process for training contracts, and what law firms will be looking…

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UK lawyers push to do away with training contracts

Nov 23, 2011 As US law firms grapple with the question of how to train lawyers when companies refuse to be billed by inexperienced associates, the profession in the UK is considering scrapping its training model in favour of the more…

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UK College of Law admits students with poor grades

Mar 22, 2011 The director of business development at the College of Law i the UK, Sarah Hutchinson, has said that 68.4 per cent of students earned a first or upper second class degree at university. This admission means that around…

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Best and worst NQ retention rates for UK firms

Jan 24, 2011 When firms miscalculate their staffing needs or wish to cut costs, it is often the newly qualified lawyers – those at the end of their trainee program – that suffer disappointed expectations. In this difficult…

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UK training contracts in decline

Oct 29, 2010 The total number of training contracts offered at the top 30 UK law firms has shrunk by 11 per cent in the last three years, according to survey results published by Legal Week. The competition is particularly fierce…

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Emerging scandal in legal education

Jul 13, 2010 The Guardian reports on the ‘emerging scandal’ in legal education, which is churning out thousands of aspiring lawyers in the face of declining job prospects. The legal practice course (LPC - a mandatory…

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