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‘With economic downturn, the need to pull the trigger on claims intensifies’ – leading City litigators look at the key disputes trends for 2023

25 January 2023

‘Disputes arise when there is disruption, and it seems to me there’s just about every type of disruption at the moment.’ With this, Julian Copeman, a disputes partner at Herbert …

‘A super guy’: Cleary hires Travers Private Equity head Shawyer as City hiring spree continues

12 January 2023

Cleary Gottlieb has brought in Travers Smith’s respected head of private equity Ian Shawyer (pictured) well to strengthen its City practice, as the firm continues its recently redoubled strategy of …

Taylor Vinters Virtual Pop-Up Sessions

10 January 2023

Thinking about applying for a training contract at Taylor Vinters? Now you can book a 15-minute online session with a current trainee working at the firm to ask those all-important …

‘A close-knit group’: Milbank acquires Dickson Minto’s seven-partner London office

19 December 2022

One of 2022’s hottest merger rumours came to fruition on 13 December, as Milbank confirmed it was acquiring the London office of Anglo-Scottish firm Dickson Minto. Legal Business first reported murmurings of a …

Kennedys Virtual SQE Insight Event

28 November 2022

Are you looking to find out more about Kennedys SQE training programme before making an application? Kennedys is hosting a virtual insight event on Thursday 15 December from 12pm – 1pm for …

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How to research barristers’ chambers

14 December 2022

The Pupillage Gateway is already open for browsing, and from 5 January, prospective barristers will be able to start submitting applications for pupillage. Competition for pupillage is fierce, so it’s …

What makes a good vacation scheme application?

08 December 2022

Vacation schemes are a great way to get first-hand experience of working in a law firm. Even better, if you perform well and impress your colleagues, you’ve got a very good …

How much do NQ solicitors earn?

29 November 2022

The salary for newly-qualified (NQ) solicitors can vary significantly, but the two main things which will affect the amount you get paid are:  The size and type of firm; and  …

What is an international secondment?

22 November 2022

An international secondment is a period of time spent abroad, usually working in an overseas office of a law firm. International secondments can be undertaken during your training contract or …

What factors should I consider when choosing a law firm?

15 November 2022

Despite having the common goal of qualifying as a solicitor, everyone will have slightly different priorities when choosing where to do their training contract.   Whether your aim is to …