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Legal apprenticeship scheme will allow participants to qualify as solicitors

A raft of leading law firms and in-house teams have helped the UK government develop new apprenticeship standards for the legal profession, helping to create a potential new route to qualification.

21 Aug 2014 | 13:46 | secure


inner image Scales of justice – the growing popularity of law firm choirs

When the boards of legacy firms Lawrence Graham and Wragge & Co sat down to discuss the finances of the merger, few at the meeting expected the first item on the accounts to be a digital piano.

25 Jul 2014 | 00:08 | secure

inner image Olswang pulls plug on Middle East plans as UAE opening shelved

Olswang has shelved plans to open in the United Arab Emirates, having last year eyed what would have been its first venture into the Middle East.

22 Jul 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Olswang sees PEP dip 4% as BLM regains profit growth with double-digit increase

Olswang and pre-merger Berrymans Lace Mawer have each grown their revenues for 2013-14, with profits per equity partner (PEP) at the former expected to dip by nearly 4%.

04 Jul 2014 | 13:12 | secure

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Olswang real estate finance head Skordaki joins Dechert's City office

Dechert has recruited the head of Olswang's real estate finance practice, one of two lateral partner hires for the firm in Europe this week.

01 Jul 2014 | 14:00 | secure

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BP panel review to use reverse auction as pitch requests extended to US advisers

BP has introduced an online reverse auction to its on-going panel review of external legal advisers, which is set to conclude in the coming weeks.

22 May 2014 | 10:49 | secure

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Olswang promotes two in its smallest round in four years

Olswang has made up two new partners in its smallest promotions round since 2010.

10 Apr 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Linklaters among firms winning spots on Times list of best employers for women

Linklaters and Olswang are among the six law firms ranking in a list of top 50 female employers for women in the UK.

04 Apr 2014 | 01:38 | secure

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BP kicks off first UK panel review in three years

BP has launched a review of its UK legal panel with advisers currently re-tendering for a position on the oil giant's roster.

20 Mar 2014 | 11:21 | secure

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The Transfer Window: recent moves including DWF, Olswang and Norton Rose Fulbright

The transfer window is a regular round-up of recent moves in the UK and abroad.

20 Mar 2014 | 10:10 | secure

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LLP round-up: Clydes boosts profit while rivals increase borrowing

Clyde & Co partners enjoyed a bumper year in 2012/13 thanks to a 22.7% profit hike, according to LLP accounts filed with Companies House.

23 Jan 2014 | 09:08 | secure

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BLP and Ashurst confirm 80%-plus spring trainee retention rates

Ashurst and Berwin Leighton Paisner have announced their trainee retention rates for the first intake of 2014, with both firms keeping on more than 80% of qualifying lawyers.

16 Jan 2014 | 12:02 | secure

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Olswang reports 15% six-month revenue rise

Olswang has posted vastly improved figures for the first half of the financial year, with the technology, media and telecoms firm reporting a 15% rise in revenue.

12 Nov 2013 | 13:15 | secure

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Firms invited to tender as delayed Nationwide panel review gets underway

Nationwide has invited firms to pitch for places on its group-wide legal panel, four years after the appointment of its inaugural five-strong roster. The building society began its review process earlier this summer, after plans to start the review in...

10 Oct 2013 | 10:54 | secure

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Olswang and Wiggin land lead roles on Virgin Media sports deal with BT

Olswang and Wiggin have advised on Virgin Media's deal with BT to make its sports channels available to Virgin TV customers. BT announced the three year wholesale deal this week (August 15), enabling Virgin to provide BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN t...

16 Aug 2013 | 04:48 | secure