Archive for September, 2011

The Changing Face of Legal Education

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 at 17:17

  DWF, a predominantly northern law firm, has started a new entry track for lawyers via apprenticeship. It is a paralegal academy for school leavers run in conjunction with the Institute for Legal Executives (ILEX). With the unbundling of legal services and the need for differentially qualified legal personnel, this move is symptomatic of the […]

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Do You Read the I Ching?

Monday, September 26th, 2011 at 18:00

  (thanks to New Yorker) This is just how I feel sometimes…..

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What Is the World Like for New Law Graduates?

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 at 15:52

  Three items this week reinforce the idea that the legal world has changed and continues to change rapidly. They are all to do with education and training of professionals. KPMG, the accounting firm, has taken 90 school leavers and placed them in accounting courses at Durham and Exeter universities on courses it effectively owns. […]

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Is Competition in Law Taking Off?

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at 21:50

  Ken Clarke, the British Justice secretary, is giving a speech that praises Tesco Law and external investment in law firms according to the Financial Times. Increased competition will improve services for consumers. Around 30% of the top 100 law firms in the UK are considering taking external investment or going for an IPO. Not […]

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The Bonus Culture

Monday, September 5th, 2011 at 15:47

Bonuses are all the rage now. Rupert Murdoch was given $12.5 million in his $33 million pay package from News Corp. this year which is up 47% on last year. And his son James was awarded $6 million. The difference is that James seems to realize that the Murdochs might not have actually deservedly earned […]

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