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  • Women in law: how to manage the first stage of your career | The Lawyer Jobs
    is to understand the importance not just of exploiting the career opportunity put in front of them by working hard for promotion but of exploring whether that opportunity offers the things that really matter to them so their career is a sustainable one A long term perspective The most important factor in this will be working in a firm which will act as a launch pad and support them in the early stages of building their career While culture matters a great deal women should also be looking practically at the development they can get in building skills beyond the day job one where the firm is investing in the person and the career not just paying a pair of hands to do the job which can be easily replaced Finding a subject matter area and clients that you care about is important too That s because although in the short term a move into a less inspiring area may seem like a way to fast track progression the chances are that in the long term it will never be enough to hold your interest in your career particularly when it comes to dividing attention between career and family Those women we have coached who have perhaps had the most success is where they have identified a niche area which only they are able to fill This might be a particular area of law that they are one of the only specialists in or a significant client relationship where they take the lead thereby making themselves indispensable A third area is for young women to keep a perspective on whether achieving partnership is indeed what they are ultimately looking for from their career When they look up are they seeing the role models that allow them to believe it is

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  • My career story: “I moved from a tiny regional firm to a big City one”
    but I was negotiating contracts with a bit of supervision The other thing was that I managed to get a proper corporate deal under my belt an MBO actually All that experience put me in great stead to move up later As much as I loved Franklins I actually wasn t there for very long because when I had moved south the idea was always to get qualified and then move back up north so when I was coming up to the third seat point we both started looking for jobs in Leeds Where did you go The experience that I gained in Franklins in particular was enough to get me an offer from Read Hind Stewart in Leeds which ultimately became Cobbetts Leeds That was where things really took off because I basically went from working with one partner into a large corporate department which was primarily transaction driven I transferred the last three months of my training contract to Read Hind Stewart I sometimes joke that most trainees do four seats I did four firms On the big corporate deals I wasn t doing the SPA but I was more involved than you d necessarily be at a larger firm and that produced good experience for the CV but being at a firm like that gave me the opportunity to do small to medium sized deals where I could go off and run them under supervision There was no waiting until you were three years qualified The Cobbetts merger happened which was very exciting at the time but the culture started to change It had been one of those firms where you went out for beers with the partners and worked hard but had a great time but once the lock ins expired some of the more interesting partners left and the spirit of the firm started to change I did a deal to buy a well known restaurant in Harrogate with McCormicks now Clarion on the other side Over the course of that deal I got to know the McCormicks guys well especially Richard Moran who was head of corporate at the time After the deal was done they asked me to come and join them which I did That s an interesting move in terms of this story because in some respects it was a step down from Cobbetts which was a national name to a smaller firm I just wasn t happy at Cobbetts any more I felt the right decision was to take the move when it was offered to me I liked the people the work sounded good and it felt the right kind of atmosphere I was 2 5 PQE doing million pound deals off my own bat and I went to McCormicks and continued to do the same thing But then you moved again While I was at McCormicks I met my now wife She was living in Southampton so I made a move to Moore Blatch down on the South

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  • Freshfields retains 82 per cent of smallest intake in years | The Lawyer Jobs
    Apps Interviews 9 Soft Skills 11 Business Development 5 Work life balance 2 Wellbeing 11 NQs 9 Junior lawyers 3 Mid level lawyers 5 Trainees 11 Women in Law 14 Paralegals 1 Careers Hub 6 Courses 1 Pupillages 5 Diversity 5 News 18 Freshfields retains 82 per cent of smallest intake in years Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has become the final magic circle firm to reveal its retention figures for spring 2016 keeping on 31 of 38 qualifiers or 82 per cent The firm offered newly qualified jobs to 33 final seat trainees with two declining them Freshfields group of 38 qualifiers is the smallest in years Between 2010 and 2015 the number of qualifying trainees has fluctuated between 45 and 50 per intake Over the past few years the firm s retention has remained fairly consistent with no huge fluctuations Freshfields news means that 17 firms have now published their retention results for spring 2016 A total of 331 trainees out of 382 87 per cent have been kept on Of the magic circle Slaughter and May retained 95 per cen t Allen Overy kept 91 per cent Linklaters 83 per cent and Clifford Chance 80 per cent By Richard

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  • Clifford Chance posts 80% retention for spring 2016 | The Lawyer Jobs
    Courses 1 Pupillages 5 Diversity 5 News 18 Clifford Chance posts 80 retention for spring 2016 Clifford Chance is keeping on 80 per cent of its spring 2016 qualifiers The magic circle firm offered newly qualified jobs to 43 of its cohort of 54 with all accepting As the graph below shows Clifford Chance s retention figures have fluctuated in recent years The firm tends to do best when its

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  • Linklaters keeps 83% of qualifiers as NQs | The Lawyer Jobs
    lawyers 5 Trainees 11 Women in Law 14 Paralegals 1 Careers Hub 6 Courses 1 Pupillages 5 Diversity 5 News 18 Linklaters keeps 83 of qualifiers as NQs Linklaters has retained 83 per cent of its March qualifying trainees The magic circle firm eventually kept on 45 of a total of 54 final seat trainees after offering jobs to 49 The figure is similar to the firm s retention last autumn when 46 of 55 stayed on Linklaters best result of recent times came in autumn 2014 when 93 per cent of qualifiers were retained Clifford Chance and Freshfields have yet to make their retention figures public but Allen Overy has kept on 91 per cent of its spring 2016 NQs Partner Nick Rumsby said After a number of years of consistently strong retention rates we are pleased to retain so many high quality lawyers from our March qualifiers Our retention rate of 83 demonstrates our continuing ability to offer our trainees impressive qualification opportunities into a globally minded and commercially successful firm The news follows the announcement last week from Linklaters that it is to introduce a raft of changes to its salaries bonuses and benefits in a bid

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  • Eversheds launches apprenticeship route to solicitor status
    firm to offer a six year paid apprenticeship as a route into becoming a qualified solicitor The firm revealed today 16 March it would offer the Government s Trailblazer level seven apprenticeship with candidates now able to apply for a start date in September 2016 Eversheds will take on eight legal apprentices this year all of which will be offered a position at the firm on completion The Trailblazer apprenticeship leads to qualification as a solicitor following six years of paid learning followed by an assessment by the Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA Training will be delivered by BPP University Law School Successful applicants will be paid a starting salary of 15 200 outside London and 17 200 in London which will go up each year Eversheds chief executive Bryan Hughes said the firm was committed to unlocking and developing talent at all levels at Eversheds and he looked forward to welcoming more appentices into our team as a result of this new scheme BPP director of legal apprenticeships added BPP and Eversheds have a long track record of developing schemes that help ensure that the brightest future lawyers get the support needed to thrive regardless of their background The new tailored apprenticeship addresses this change providing young people with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed and allowing them to succeed within a leading international law firm The firm already runs an apprenticeship scheme named Eversheds Aspire for 15 candidates a year for a number of HR finance and legal roles However the Trailblazer programme is the first to end with a full solicitor qualification Aspire will continue to run at the firm though some legal apprentices are expected to be moved over to Trailblazer The Trailblazer apprenticeship is available to applicants with a minimum of five GCSEs who are

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  • Articles and careers information on The Lawyer Jobs
    with contract drafting and what young lawyers can do about it You re an English transactional lawyer at the outset of your career Then I have a suggestion for you even though I Associate conundrums How to work the room Is it enough to simply be a good lawyer and to service clients properly and efficiently when it comes to business dev 10 ways to get the most out of your training contract 10 ways to get the most out of your training contract Minimum pay for Scottish trainees goes up The Law Society of Scotland has agreed an increase to both its recommended and mandatory minimum pay rates for traine Allen Overy keeps 91 of spring 2016 qualifiers Allen Overy has kept on 91 per cent of its spring 2016 newly qualified solicitors BLP records 70 per cent retention for spring 2016 Berwin Leighton Paisner has kept on 14 of 20 qualifying trainees this spring giving it a retention rate of 70 per cent How to get the pay rise you deserve If you were your boss would you give yourself a pay rise If you think you re not worth it a boss may think the sam Partnership prospects at Quinn Emanuel A much higher percentage of our associates actually make partner than at our competitors So goes the boast on Quinn Housing crisis law firms lag accountants in graduate support Linklaters is lagging behind accountancy firm Deloitte in its attempt to attract talent to London by offering prefere Exclusive Hertfordshire suspends LPC We can t charge for course that might not be valid in 2018 The University of Hertfordshire has suspended its Legal Practice Course for the 2016 17 academic year Lawyer 2B can My career story I worked at Freshfields for 33 years now I m

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  • Articles and careers information on The Lawyer Jobs
    partner You re following their lead taking the role of first officer It s all go Dangerous dumbing down academics slam SRA training proposals The Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA s proposed reforms to legal education are dangerous for the solicitors pr My career story I won awards for my pro bono four years after qualifying as a mature student A member of The Lawyer s Hot 100 in 2015 Withy King s Rebecca Stevens made the headlines in November 2014 for puttin Blackstone Chambers boosts pupillage award to 65 000 Blackstone Chambers has increased its pupillage award from 60 000 to 65 000 What s stopping you achieving your goals With February upon us how are you doing with your new year s resolutions Are you on track or did you make an excuse My career story I quit law to be Olswang s head of corporate responsibility Linda Zell quit being a commercial litigation lawyer to become head of Olswang s Corporate Responsibility CR team How to break into the world of privacy law Data protection and privacy law once a geeky and niche area has suddenly been thrust into the limelight White Case announces strong spring retention White Case is keeping 13 out of 15 of its London trainees qualifying this spring equating to 87 per cent Places w Wragges promises 30 per cent female partnership by 2026 Wragge Lawrence Graham Co has promised to increase the number of women in its partnership from 20 per cent to 30 pe Stonewall top 100 Clifford Chance debuts as Pinsents holds first place A total of 12 firms including new entrants Clifford Chance Dentons DWF and Reed Smith feature in equality charity My career story I focus on how law and tech interact In 2010 Kerry Westland joined Addleshaw Goddard

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