Irwin Mitchell keeps 45 out of 47 qualifying trainees

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By April 07, 19

Irwin Mitchell has released its annual trainee retention score. Of the 47 trainees to qualify this September, 45 will be kept on as newly qualified (NQ) solicitors, the national outfit has confirmed. This puts Irwin Mitchell’s retention score at 96% — a notable increase on last year’s rate of 83%, which saw 49 out of 59 trainees stay on. The commercial and personal injury law specialis...

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A day in the life of a corporate lawyer

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By January 01, 70

Solicitors from Gowling WLG, Pinsent Masons and DWF tell us what their jobs are really like.. At ‘Secrets to Success Birmingham’ last week three lawyers from Gowling WLG, Pinsent Masons and DWF took questions from over 50 students in a discussion chaired by Legal Cheek journalist Adam Mawardi and hosted at The University of Law. Each of the trio worked in different practice areas — wit...

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NEWS Partner pay averages £200k for the first time

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By January 01, 70

The average annual earnings for partners at UK law firms has reached £200,000 for the first time, according to a chartered accountancy firm. Hazelwoods found that partners are now paid £201,000 on average, up from £187,000 last year and £149,000 in 2012. Partner profits took a hit after the financial crash, falling every year from 2008 to 2012, but have since bounced back, the study sugg...

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New Midlands’ group aims to encourage women to stay in the legal profession amid retention fears

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By March 06, 19

A new group has been launched in the Midlands to support women who work in the criminal law as concerns grow over the number of women who are leaving the profession. Women in Criminal Law (WICL), the brainchild of Katy Thorne QC, a criminal barrister based in London, was launched in London last year, with the new Midland branch now under way. Its aim is to encourage and empower working women...

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Regulatory uncertainty over key home-buying reform

  • By AD Group
  • By January 01, 70

Source:Law Gazette
Confusion has arisen over the rules about holding deposits on behalf of property sellers after a high street solicitor sought clarification from the Solicitors Regulation Authority over a key proposal in the government's plans for impro...

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Six ways the legal sector is using AI right now

  • By AD Group
  • By January 01, 70

Source: The Law Society
In the next of a series of articles discussing the evolution of the legaltech sector and how it could revolutionise the legal industry, Law Society partner and equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs explains how developments within artificial intelligence (AI) are taking law ...

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How to take the sting out of receiving criticism

  • By AD Group
  • By January 01, 70

Source: Forbes
Receiving criticism can sometimes be a messy situation, especially when it’s unexpected, harsh or given when others are present.
You might feel shocked, angry or even embarrassed by the comments. But before getting d...

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Fundraising for The Brain Tumour Charity

  • By AD Group
  • By August 08, 18

The Brain Tumour Charity is a cause close to our hearts here at Alexander Daniels and we attend the Charity Ball every year. This year, Alexander Daniels volunteered to participate in the £1000 challenge which means that we have a year to raise £1000 in any way that we can. So far we have raised money by donating a pound for weekly dress down but it wont stop there...make sure you stay tuned...

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Accepting a Counteroffer – Right or Wrong?

  • By AD Group
  • By December 07, 18


By Lauren Beattie
When I started my recruitment career back in 2010 I was ever so excited when I got my first offer in. Finally, I had made some money and I began to think I knew exactly how this whole recruitment malarkey worked. How wrong could I have been……?
It turned out that getting to offer stage was only half the battle, in fact even when the candid...

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