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City firms reveal trainee solicitor retention rates for autumn

One magic circle outfit and a trio of US-headquartered firms have revealed how many of their qualifying trainees are being retained as newly qualified solicitors this autumn. 


Law and business news round-up: BBC, Pfizer, Sports Direct, Jimmy Choo

Weekly round-ups are clearly the thing, as illustrated by both this very news story and the weekly Brexit briefing from the Guardian – a great way to keep up with all the EU-related machinations. 


ULaw and Freshfields team up on paralegal apprenticeship scheme

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, with The University of Law, has launched a new paralegal apprenticeship scheme at its Manchester-based legal services centre, with the first intake starting this coming October. 


A-level results day: apprenticeships provide alternative to university for aspiring lawyers

It’s A-level results day and the good news is that whatever your results, there is a whole range of options open to you beyond the traditional university route if you are considering a career in law.

Law and business news round-up: Sports Direct, tax avoidance, retail sales rise, Cisco

A-level students are not the only ones poring over results and figures today to see what that means for them. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that consumers’ retail spending rose 1.4% in July following the June vote for Britain to leave the European Union, a much higher increase than economists predicted.


University of Law tops student satisfaction table in National Student Survey 2016

The University of Law has been ranked as having the joint-highest levels of overall student satisfaction of all the higher education institutions in the country in the National Student Survey 2016.


BPP adds solicitor and paralegal apprenticeships to its offering

From September 2016 BPP University Law School is offering two new legal apprenticeships, in partnership with some of the United Kingdom’s leading law firms.                                                                     


Law and business news round-up: Olympics, interest rates, Airbus, Hinkley Point

As we are all now in thrall to the displays of Olympic athleticism, it is clear why there is a strong commercial imperative for companies to sponsor the Games – but what of those that try to “bandwagon”? For other, non-sporting commercial news, read on for this small selection from the past week: 


City firm Cubism Law to train home-grown solicitors with new legal apprenticeship programme

London-based firm Cubism Law is launching a new legal apprenticeship programme in partnership with City University London and CILEx Law School.


Law and business news round-up: Google, music sales, rogue trader, ARM deal

Here we are on another Super Thursday (ie, when several key economic announcements are made on the same day) and everyone is watching the Bank of England nervously to see if it will drop interest rates – the first time since 2009.