Europe

  • LEGAL EDUCATION

    Academia and practice in new LLB combo

    Innovative degree to combine 'top-100 education' with firm partnership to help future lawyers prepare for new technology and online courts.

  • CRIMINAL BAR

    Anger erupts again at the criminal bar

    CBA threaten strike action a year after it narrowly voted against action, when the then CBA chair said “The criminal bar is not going to be quiet.”

  • BIG 4

    UK regulator wants big 4 audit separation

    CMA says legislation needed to address vulnerability of the industry to a big 4 loss, inadequate choice and competition, but no structural split…yet.

  • LEGAL TRAINING

    Law Society gets in on the act

    Law Society of Ireland offers free global online course in arts entertainment and media law, forging mutual understanding.

  • DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    Clifford Chance Paris trio form partnership

    A trio from Clifford Chance have launched their own firm, flagging freedom from conflict of interests associated with larger firms.

  • EXPANSION

    DAC Beachcroft in Belfast deal

    Firm announces second new location launch this year with July deal in Belfast, Northern Ireland, following recent Paris opening.

  • SOCIAL MOBILITY

    Law firm extends social reach

    Slaughter and May and upReach partner to launch legal sector access programme as firm builds on pioneering work in social mobility.

  • PRO BONO

    Crowell & Moring's pro bono weekend

    Law firm's Brussels office joins forces with Young Bar to offer free legal services to show willingness to tackle societal issues.

  • MARKET PLACINGS

    Bird & Bird takes AIM

    International law firm Bird & Bird celebrates closing four Aim market placings in one week.

  • LEGAL INVESTIGATION

    HSF concludes Ted Baker investigation

    Ted Baker concludes independent investigation conducted by Herbert Smith Freehills into allegations surrounding former ceo.


 

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